World Cup: Cameroon gets off to a bad start, losing their opening encounter to Switzerland.

Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions have lost their opening encounter against Switzerland in the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Karl Toko Ekambi and his teammates were defeated by a solitary goal from Cameroonian-born Swiss striker Breel Embolo in their Group G opener.

The 25-year-old Swiss international, who was born in Yaoundé, scored the game’s sole goal in the second half. Even as his teammates crowded around him, Embolo refused to celebrate the goal. Instead, he raised his hand and pointed to Swiss fans, then to Cameroonian fans in the opposite corner of Al Janoub Stadium.

Cameroon with an impressive display in the first, would feel hard done by the result. The central African side were the better side in the first half having dominated possesion but the attacking line of Mbeumo Choupo Toko had to face an outstanding Swiss keeper.

This result does not make the business of the Indomitable Lions easier as they will still have to face two tough opponents : Serbia in the next game and the eternal favorites Brazil and its 5 stars.

For Switzerland, their win against Cameroon was a hard fought victory extending once again their record of not losing a World Cup opening game in their past five appearances on football’s biggest stage.

Brazil and Serbia take on each other Thursday evening.

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