WATCH: Swiss forward Breel Embolo skips celebration for his first FIFA World Cup goal

After scoring his maiden FIFA World Cup goal, Embolo refused to celebrate against Cameroon.

Tanishq SharmaAuthor

Updated - 24 November 2022 06:03 PM


Switzerland opened their FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign with a hard-fought victory against Cameroon as La Nati forward Breel Embolo scored the only goal of the match. However, the 25-year-old AS Monaco forward refused to celebrate his maiden goal in the FIFA World Cup after failing to score in the last World Cup.

Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri produced a moment of magic in the starting few minutes of the second half as he kicked a low cross into the box that found unmarked  Breel Embolo, who opened the scoring for his team.

In the 48th minute, Embolo made a perfect run to receive Shaqiri's cross into the box and scored in the middle of the goal just above the Cameroon goalkeeper, Andre Onana with the first touch. After scoring his maiden FIFA World Cup goal, Embolo refused to celebrate while his teammates surrounded the forward, who scored the first goal for Switzerland in the FIFA World Cup 2022.

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Embolo was born in Cameroon and  after the separation of his parents, he  moved with his mother to France when he was five years old. In the same year, Embolo finally settled in Switzerland with his family. I n 2014, the Cameroon-born forward became a naturalized Swiss national and made his professional debut for Swiss Super League club FC Basel that year.

In the FIFA World Cup  2018  in Russia, Embolo played four matches for Switzerland and provided just one assist as the Swiss football team were knocked out of the tournament in the Round of 16 stage after losing 1-0 to Sweden.

However, the Swiss team have opened their FIFA World Cup 2022 on a high note in the Group G that also features Brazil and Serbia. Switzerland will look to continue their strong run when they next face tournament favourites Brazil on Monday, November 28.


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