Embolo fires Swiss to victory over Cameroon at World Cup

Photo: AFP

Doha: Breel Embolo fired Switzerland to a 1-0 win over Cameroon in the opening World Cup Group G fixture on Thursday.

Embolo's close-range finish put Switzerland ahead in the 48th minute, with the Cameroon-born Monaco striker opening not to celebrate the goal at the Al Janoub Stadium in Doha.

It was Cameroon's eighth successive defeat at the World Cup, leaving them without a win in the event since 2002.

Tournament favourites Brazil open their Group G campaign against Serbia later on Thursday. AFP

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