FIFA World Cup 2022 LIVE scores, results: Day five, kick-off times, highlights, video | Cristiano Ronaldo

Breel Embolo’s goal propelled Switzerland to a 1-0 victory against Cameroon at the World Cup and he kept his promise not to celebrate the goal against the country where he was born.

The Swiss striker from Yaoundé struck with a right-footed shot in the 48th minute, standing on his own eight yards in the middle of the goalmouth to take Xherdan Shaqiri’s low pass.

Embolo then pursed his lips in a wry smile and held out his arms, before raising his hands in a gesture of apology as his teammates rushed towards him near the penalty spot.

He pointed at the Swiss fans behind the goal where he had scored and then at the Cameroonian fans in the opposite corner of the Al Janoub stadium.

The 25-year-old striker left Cameroon with his family when he was five years old. They spent time in France before moving to Switzerland, the country he now represents at a second World Cup.

Although a player of African descent scored, African teams are now scoreless in all four games they have played at this World Cup.

All faced higher-seeded sides, with Morocco and Tunisia drawing 0-0 against Croatia and Denmark respectively.

Cameroon’s losing streak in World Cup finals has stretched to eight games since 2002.

Brazil and Serbia are also in Group G and they will meet at 6am (AEDT).

In Embolo’s move to score, it was too easy for the Swiss to quickly pass the ball through Cameroon’s defensive lines from the left flank to the right.

Switzerland’s quick start to the second half contrasted with a lack of first-half urgency that could hardly be explained by the 1pm local time kick-off – one of seven games in Qatar being played entirely in broad daylight. The heat peaked at 29 degrees Celsius, the humidity was low and most of the playing area was shaded.

Cameroon lost a great scoring opportunity to take control in the 10th minute.

A long straight pass past the Swiss centre-backs led Karl Toko Ekambi to fire a half-volley over the bar from just 10 yards out.

Cameroon exerted little pressure as they tried to equalize the game. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa’s header in the 66th minute aimed directly at goalkeeper Yann Sommer who saved easily.

In the next play, a Swiss move down the right flank almost repeated the goal, but goalkeeper Andre Onana saved Ruben Vargas.

Switzerland then take on Group H favorites Brazil, while Cameroon take on Serbia.

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