A Cameroon-born player scored the only goal for Switzerland in their opening World Cup Group G match on Thursday and it was enough for the Swiss 1:0 would defeat the national team of Cameroon.
The only goal of the match was scored in the 48th minute of the match, when he received a great pass from Xherdan Shaqiri, who was on the wing Breel Embolo left alone in front of goal and scored his first goal in the World Cup. Embolo’s goal was not celebrated because it was scored against his home country.
After the missed goal, the game of the Cameroon team did not change much and they did not have many chances. Switzerland finished the match calmly, although they did not use their chances.
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Interesting facts after the match:
– Switzerland have not lost their first World Cup match in six consecutive tournaments (3 wins, 3 draws). The last time they lost an opening match was in 1966. for Germany.
– Cameroon have lost eight of their last nine matches at the World Cup. Only Mexico has a longer losing streak, recorded in 1930 and 1958 when they lost 9 consecutive games.
– Cameroon have not conceded a single goal in just 1 of their last 20 World Cup matches.
Interesting facts before the match:
– This is the first match between Switzerland and Cameroon. This is only the second time overall that the Swiss will face an African team at the World Cup. Back in 2006 they beat the Togolese players 2-0.
– This will be Switzerland’s 12th World Cup and 5th in a row.
– Switzerland are unbeaten in their opening matches in their last five World Cups (2 wins, 3 draws).
– Switzerland has left the group stage only once, and that was in 2006. That year, the Swiss were the only team not to concede a single goal in regulation time.
Remo Freuler, Swiss national team midfielder: “We’ve gotten along a lot in the last few games. We have one of the best safe lines when it comes to work pace and we are also very technical. We have nothing to fear.”
Bryan Mbeumo, Cameroon midfielder: “Since I was young, I wanted to play in the World Cup. Just being on the pitch with a huge crowd would be amazing. It’s going to be crazy.”
The last matches of the teams:
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