Breel Embolo’s emotional goal edges Switzerland past wasteful Cameroon

Breel Embolo grew up in Basel but he was born in Cameroon’s capital Yaoundé and did not receive Swiss citizenship until eight years ago. It explains why Switzerland’s forward refrained from celebrating one of the simplest, yet potentially most significant, goals he has scored.In a group also featuring Brazil and Serbia, this was a game Switzerland needed to win and, in the 48th minute, Embolo ensured it would prove mission accomplished.

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