SWITZERLAND vs CAMEROON
World Cup opening game in their past five appearances on football’s biggest stage as they edged past a lively Cameroon side in their Group G match.
Cameroon born forward Breel Embolo scored the winning goal for Switzerland in the first half after winger Xherdan Shaqiri slid a perfect ball across the box.Embolo, 25, was born in Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé, but moved to Switzerland with his family and received Swiss citizenship shortly after his 18th birthday.
After scoring Embolo raised his hands in an apologetic manner as teammates celebrated around him. He pointed toward Swiss fans behind the goal where he had scored, then to Cameroon fans at the opposite corner of Al Janoub stadium.
Cameroon were the better side in the opening half and might have had the lead as Karl Toko Ekambi, Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting and Martin Hongla all missed good chances against a lacklustre Switzerland side that battled to get out of first gear.
But the Swiss were much improved in the second period and took the lead through Embolo’s well-worked goal. Ruben Vargas had an excellent chance to score a second but was thwarted by goalkeeper Andre Onana, even as Cameroon ran out of steam.Brazil and Serbia complete the group and will play later today and we will get you updated on final results in that match.
URUGUAY vs SOUTH KOREA
Uruguay face South Korea now which is a live match.Both teams went for halftime nil nil and second half is about to kickoff.
Korea has been led by the likes of Son Heung Min who is TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR star and they seem to be dominating over their opponents with a 52% ball possession as compared to their opponents who managed to have 48% in this first half.
However Uruguay led by likes of Luis Suarez,Darwin Nunez and Federico Valverde are likely to be positive in the second half and try to push for a goal in this match.Suarez,Son Heung Min and Nunez are favourites to score anytime in this match.
Let's wait and see how the match goes through in the second period.
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