Breel Embolo turned in Shaqiri’s cross to fireplace Switzerland previous his native nation Cameroon within the 2022 FIFA World Cup Group H opening recreation on Thursday.
A cagey first half noticed either side fail to attain, the Cameronians coming shut on two events with Ekambi and Choupo Mouting failing to transform begging possibilities.
Switzerland’s finest likelihood of the primary half got here off Akanji’s header within the closing phases however that too didn’t take a look at Onana in aim for the indomitable Lions.
Each groups went into the break with scores tied at 0-0.
Three minutes into the second half, the breakthrough lastly arrived.
Switzerland broke free on the fitting with Shaqiri who rigorously served a low cross to unmarked Breel Embolo to fireplace the Europeans 1-0 up.
Born within the Cameroonian capital of Yoaunde to Cameronian mother and father 25 years in the past, Embolo didn’t have fun his huge second out respect for his nation of delivery.
Their first aim off their first shot on aim, Switzerland got here alive from then and managed possession although with no actual attacking threats.
The tempo dropped with the substitutions as Switzerland have been snug passing the ball round to see out time to get their 2022 World Cup marketing campaign to a profitable begin.
On the finish of the match , Switzerland bagged most factors with a 1-0 win over the Rigobert Tune tutored Cameroon crew.
Brazil will face Serbia within the different Group H recreation by 8pm at this time.