Switzerland edged previous Cameroon 1-0 courtesy of a aim in opposition to the run of play by Cameroon-born Breel Embolo on Thursday for a gap win in World Cup Group G.
Embolo, born in Yaounde however raised in Basel, struck three minutes into the second half after receiving the ball from a Xherdan Shaqiri cutback.
The 25-year-old ahead refused to rejoice his aim because the small group of Swiss followers cheered wildly at Al Janoub Stadium.
Serbia play Brazil within the different group match afterward Thursday.
The Swiss aim got here after Cameroon, with out a win within the World Cup for 20 years, dominated the primary half however missed a number of good probabilities to take the lead.
The Indomitable Lions, who eradicated Algeria in a playoff to qualify for the event, had outplayed the Swiss within the first 45 minutes with fast combos, pace, and physicality as their opponents remained toothless up entrance.
They carved out their first likelihood after 10 minutes with Bryan Mbeumo testing goalkeeper Yann Sommer however Karl Toko Ekambi despatched the rebound over the bar.
The Swiss had been in hassle once more slightly later with in-form Cameroonian ahead Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting snatching the ball from an opponent to cost into the field just for Sommer to clear.
Cameroon continued to tackle their opponents in one-on-one conditions, whereas the Swiss hardly ever managed to get into their opponents’ field.
Switzerland, who reached the spherical of 16 within the two earlier World Cups, struck initially of the second half with Shaqiri slicing into the field and Embolo tapping in what proved to be the winner.
An virtually similar transfer simply previous the hour virtually noticed the Swiss rating once more however Ruben Vargas’s shot was pushed vast by keeper Andre Onana.