After scoring for Switzerland against Cameroon in the opening match of the two countries in todays match, Breel Embolo refused to celebrate the goal against his mother land Cameroon.
Breel Donald Embolo (born 14 February 1997) is a Cameroon-born Swiss professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Monaco and plays for the Switzerland national team.
Embolo moved with his family to France before finally settling in Switzerland.
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After working his way through their junior teams, Embolo made his professional debut for Basel in March 2014, and won the Swiss Super League in all three of his first seasons before moving to Schalke 04 for an initial €20 million.
Shortly after moving to the Bundesliga, he suffered an ankle injury that ruled him out for nearly a year.
Embolo made his senior international debut in March 2015 and represented Switzerland at UEFA Euro 2016, the 2018 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2020 and the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Breel Embolo scored the only goal of the game against the nation of his birth as Switzerland edged past Cameroon 1-0 in their World Cup 2022 Group G opener.
The Indomitable Lions failed to make a promising period of first-half dominance pay, and Embolo took advantage with a 49th-minute winner as Switzerland produced a more assured second-half display.
With Cameroon talisman Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting coming into the World Cup on the back of a prolific streak with Bayern Munich, it was no surprise to see the 33-year-old test Switzerland number one Yann Sommer in the 14th minute.
However, Choupo-Moting could not connect with the ball properly after skipping past Manuel Akanji - who got back well - as Sommer saved, having also kept out Bryan Mbeumo from a tight angle a few minutes beforehand.
With Switzerland unable to convert early possession dominance into clear-cut opportunities, Cameroon looked the more likely to break the deadlock during their forays forward.