continued Thursday with 2022 FIFA World Cup Switzerland taking care of business against Cameroon, winning 1-0 to open the day.
In a relatively uneventful match,
Breel Embolo scored the match’s lone goal in the opening minutes of the second half against the country he was born in, providing an emotional moment for the 25-year-old.
Yann Sommer had five saves in the win.
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Switzerland vs. Cameroon Highlights | 2022 FIFA World Cup
Switzerland held on to win 1-0.
Here are the top plays from Thursday’s group stage action.
Switzerland vs. Cameroon
10′: Chances for Cameroon early, but no dice
Bryan Mbeumo’s shot was stopped by Yann Sommer and while Karl Toko-Ekambi got the rebound, his shot sailed over the net to keep it scoreless early.
14′: Sommer stepping up early
The Switzerland goalkeeper made another early stop when
Eric Choupo-Moting broke away for a shot in the box. However, a goal wouldn’t have counted there as Choupo-Moting was ruled offside.
48′: Switzerland strikes first
Breel Embolo scored the match’s first goal, scoring on a shot off a pass into the middle of the box. Embolo, who was born in Cameroon, had a measured celebration to his goal.
Switzerland’s Breel Embolo scores goal vs. Cameroon in 48′
Watch Switzerland’s Breel Embolo scoring a goal against Cameroon in the 48′ in the 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup.
93′: Switzerland can taste victory
The Switzerland fans in attendance are preparing to celebrate their team’s victory in its first match of the 2022 World Cup.
Postgame: Disappointing result for Cameroon
The “FIFA World Cup Now” crew discussed the disappointing result for Cameroon, who had more shots than Switzerland in Thursday’s game.
Sacha Kljestan on missed opportunities in Cameroon’s loss to Switzerland
The “FIFA World Cup Now” crew reacts to Cameroon’s missed opportunities against Switzerland. They note a reoccurring theme in the World Cup, playing well doesn’t guarantee a win.
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