Breel Embolo shows respect for country of birth after scoring in Switzerland’s opening World Cup group game

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Group G got underway this morning as Switzerland took on Cameroon, the two teams looking to hit the ground running at this year’s World Cup.

With Brazil and Serbia to come in the group, both teams knew a win today would go a long way to giving them a big chance to qualify from the group.

The first half ended 0-0, but three minutes into the second, the Swiss took the lead as Breel Embolo swept home after a lovely flowing move saw the Rossocrociati carve open Rigobert Song’s Cameroon side.

But it was what happened following the goal that got football fans talking. 

Embolo produced a muted celebration after scoring, with the Monaco striker born in Yaounde, Cameroon’s capital as he showed the utmost respect for the country of his birth.


It is not often that you see a player keep his emotions in check after scoring on football’s biggest stage but in Embolo’s situation, you can understand why he made sure to keep his celebrations to a minimum.

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The game ended 1-0 to Switzerland, a huge result for manager Murat Yakin, with his team’s next game coming on Monday 28th against Brazil, kick-off at 4pm BST.


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