Switzerland striker Briel Embolo expressed his pride after scoring against his native Cameroon to lead his team to their first World Cup victory on Thursday.
Embolo played the championship role in the match, which ended with Switzerland’s 1-0 victory over Cameroon, at the start of the teams’ matches in Group G of the World Cup group stage.
The French player, Monaco, followed his colleague Xherdan Shaqiri’s cross pass, to shoot directly from inside the penalty area, putting the ball into the Cameroonian goal, refusing to celebrate the goal out of respect for the country in which he was born.
Embolo, 25, was born in the Cameroonian capital, Yaoundé, but moved to Switzerland with his family and obtained Swiss citizenship shortly after reaching the age of 18.
“I am very proud,” Embolo told the Swiss station SRF. it is a dream. My first goal in the World Cup came against Cameroon. I am extremely proud of myself and my family.
Brill added: Congratulations to the Swiss national team, and all the best to the Cameroon national team, and we will now continue to prepare for the next two matches in the group.