FIFA World Cup 2022: Breel Embolo of Switzerland scored his first World Cup goal against Cameroon on Thursday, a moment he will remember for the rest of his life, but he chose not to celebrate the achievement. At the Janoub Stadium, Al-Wakrah, Embolo gave Switzerland the lead in the 48th minute following a scoreless first half.
Embolo did not celebrate his first WC goal
Embolo did not, however, celebrate the goal because it was scored against his native nation. Embolo smiled when gazing up at the sky, but he kept it to himself on the grandest platform. Embolo offered his teammates high-fives as they crowded around him in celebration. The Monaco forward who started in front of Haris Seferovic made it count for the Swiss with an ice-cold finish.
The 25-year-old was brought to France with his mother when he was just 5 years old. He was born in Yaounde, Cameroon. He acquired Swiss citizenship in 2014, and in 2015, he made his national team debut. The forward represented Switzerland in 60 games and travelled to Qatar in the hopes of leaving his mark.
Embolo’s response had won hearts
In response to a question about whether he would support Cameroon in Qatar, Embolo had said he would, but he made it plain that he would do so after their Group G opener.
Embolo demonstrated his commitment by scoring the most significant goal for Switzerland on Thursday, which ended up being the difference between the Swiss and Cameroon. Ruben Vargas nearly increased the margin of victory, but the Cameroon shot-stopper denied him.