Received Shaqiri’s cross and scored in the final… “A very special game for me”
Swiss striker Brel Embolo (25) blocked Cameroon’s path in the World Cup in Qatar.
Switzerland defeated Cameroon 1-0 in the first leg of Group G of the 2022 FIFA World Cup group stage held at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar on the 24th.
The protagonist of the goal which became the opening goal and the last goal was Embolo, who plays for AS Monaco (France).
After a 0-0 first half when both teams failed to generate revenue, Embolo didn’t miss a single chance.
In the 3rd minute of the second half, Zherdan Shaqiri, the ‘signboard’ of Switzerland, sent a low cross from the right side of the goal, and Embolo calmly kicked the ball to the inside of his foot, taking advantage of the gap where not was any defensive check.
He also took part in the Russia 2018 tournament as a representative of Switzerland, and did not taste the goal at the time.
Although he scored his first goal in the World Cup this time, he did not perform any special ceremony, perhaps because he was in a very pleasant mood.
Instead, the gesture of raising both hands with a firm expression was as if he was apologizing somewhere.
As this goal became the final score, Embolo became the protagonist of an ironic fate that destroyed the country where he was born and spent his childhood.
He is of ‘Cameroon descent’, born in Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon.
After leaving Cameroon at the age of 5 with his mother, he settled in Switzerland via France.
In 2014, he received citizenship and officially became a citizen of Switzerland.
Starting as a member of the Swiss national team a year later, he has grown into a resource responsible for the Swiss front line and is already experiencing his second World Cup following the Russian 2018 tournament.
There are many opinions on social media about his appearance, which seems to have refrained from ceremonies, that he showed respect for his ‘old homeland’.
According to Reuters, he admitted in a press conference before the game that facing Cameroon would be a special experience for him.
“Cameroon is my hometown, my mother and my father, all my family come from there,” said Emballer. “It’s a very special game for me.”
“The most important thing is the World Cup game.
I am happy here and proud to be part of Switzerland.”
In addition, to the question, “Is it true that you are a big fan of the Cameroon national team?”, Of course.
But the story after playing against Switzerland,” he answered wittily.
The Swiss, who took the lead with Embolo’s opening goal, immediately locked the bar tight and went into a ‘hardening’ posture.
Cameroon were aggressive until the last minute, but did not manage to break through the Swiss goal, which was held by goalkeeper Jan Sommer, and started the World Cup with a disappointing loss.