Cameroon suffered a goal defeat to Switzerland in Group G opener of the World Cup.
The man born in Cameroon took his motherland down to make getting out of the group very difficult. Switzerland relied on all their experience to see them through to a deserved victory in a tight game.
After early periods of pressure from the African side – lead by former Stoke City striker Eric Choupo-Moting – the Swiss should have been ahead before the break, with Manuel Akanji and Nico Elvedi squandering headed chances.
They eventually took the lead as Embolo netted against the country of his birth, refusing to celebrate as a mark of respect. Cameroon struggled from that point on to get back in the game and Murat Yakin’s side saw out a 1-0 victory that will stand them in good stead ahead of tricky group games to come, against Brazil and Serbia. Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of the World Cup Group G game below with our dedicated match blog covered every kick.
Is an absorbing contest, and a morale-boosting victory for the European side ahead of their future games against Brazil and Serbia.
Cameroon just lacked a bit of quality in the final third since they went behind. Their best moments came in the first half, and they’ll rue not taking any of those early chances.
They have to find a possible way to beat Serbia in their next contest before the game against Brazil.