Cameroon lose their opening game to Switzerland

Key moment

It was a moment of deep respect as Embolo, born in Cameroon, gave a muted response to putting Switzerland ahead.

Embolo’s hometown is the Cameroonian capital, Yaounde, but a young Breel left for France with his mother when he was just five years old. After relocating to Switzerland in 2014, he has become a mainstay in the Swiss squad.


Xherdan Shaqiri has been directly involved in exactly half of Switzerland’s 24 goals across their last four appearances at major tournaments (EUROs and World Cups). The explosive attacker has scored eight goals and assisted a further four, including one in this game.

Source: Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF)