Breel Embolo, a standout for Switzerland, refrained from celebrating after scoring for his native Cameroon against the African nation in a World Cup match. The Monaco star did not celebrate after scoring the game's lone goal in the opening Group G meeting.
When Embolo scored the game's first goal in the tight contest between Switzerland and Cameroon in the 48th minute by turning in a cross from Xherdan Shaqiri, he appeared embarrassed and declined to celebrate in front of his native country.
He paused for a moment to process what had transpired before covering his lips as disbelief overcame him. In order to give him time to process the feelings of his teammates, his teammates even temporarily left him alone.
The 25-year-old was born in Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon, but his family moved there when he was five years old. A year later, they crossed the border into Basel, Switzerland. Since making his international debut in 2015 at the age of 18, he has played for Switzerland, and in Qatar, he will be the key goal threat for his nation.
His goal turned out to be the deciding factor as Switzerland defeated a hard-working Cameroon team to win all three points and start their tournament off right.
At the club level, players refusing to celebrate against their previous teams is quite normal, but it is uncommon to witness it on the international stage.
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