2022-11-24 16:42:00

Who is Breel Embolo? Switzerland and Monaco striker who broke Cameroons hearts during World Cup opener

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By Kiplagat Sang

Cameroon would feel disappointed after losing their World Cup opening game against Switzerland on Thursday, despite a spirited fight.

Their hearts were broken by none other than Breel Embolo, whose parental roots can be traced to the Central African country.

The goal against the African nation meant that Embolo has scored in each of his last three competitive appearances for the European nation.

As Embolo opened his goalscoring account in the ongoing tournament in Qatar, Cameroon were left agonizing for missing out on the three crucial points.

Who is Breel Embolo?

The striker is a Cameroonian-born Swiss professional who plays for Monaco in Ligue 1.

Embolo and his mother first moved to France before they later settled in Switzerland. Living in Switzerland gave the player a chance to join the youth setup at Nordstern, where he started his football career.

Where did Embolo start his senior club football career?

He then moved to Basel in 2010, and in the 2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons, he played for Basel's U16 team.

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