Three Interesting Numbers from Switzerland-Cameroon Match

  • Publish date: Saturday، 26 November 2022 Last update: Monday، 28 November 2022
Three Interesting Numbers from Switzerland-Cameroon Match

The Swiss national team made a strong start in the 2022 World Cup, by defeating Cameroon 1-0 in Group G matches, on Thursday, November 24.

Despite the loss, Cameroon achieved a strange positive number, which lies in not receiving any shots on goal during the first half of the match.

Although the number was positive, the "Indomitable Lions" lost the match with the first shot on goal in the second half, when Brill Embolo scored a goal in the 48th minute.

The strange thing is that this is the second time in the history of Cameroon that it did not receive any shot on goal in the first half throughout its history of the World Cup, but then lost the match.

This happened for the first time in the Cameroon match against Germany at the end of the first round of the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan, which was also in Asia, and Cameron eventually lost 0-2.

On the other hand, the Swiss national team achieved more than one positive number, and its star Xherdan Shakiri became the second player in his country's history to play 4 versions of the World Cup after he participated in the years 2010, 2014, 2018, and 2022, and only Valon Behrami preceded him for this achievement between 2006 and 2018.

By beating Cameron, Switzerland reached 6 consecutive world championships without losing in the first round, with 3 wins and 3 draws, while its last defeat in the first round was 5-0 against Germany during the 1966 edition.

Sad Celebration

Three Interesting Numbers from Switzerland-Cameroon Match

The most prominent scene in the match was when Braille Embolo refused to celebrate scoring Switzerland's winning goal against Cameroon, which came with a header from inside the penalty area.

Embolo refused to celebrate his goal and stood silent, with very sad features on his face, unlike any player who scores a goal in the World Cup.

The British newspaper "Mirror" explained that the secret of Embolo's refusal to celebrate the goal was that he was born in Cameroon, specifically in the city of Yaounde.

According to"Mirror", Embolo's father and mother separated when he was five years old, so the player traveled to France and then to Switzerland, where he started his football career with Nordstern, then Old Boys, and then Basel.

Embolo was promoted to Basel's first team in 2014, after which he moved to the German League through Schalke 04 and Borussia Monchengladbach, before joining French Monaco in the summer of 2022.

Embolo obtained Swiss citizenship in 2014 to decide to represent the Swiss national team, which he has represented so far in 61 matches, during which he scored 13 goals.

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