Qatar 2022: Viewers Blast Lacklustre Cameroon as Breel Embolo Goal For Switzerland Dominates Conversations

Qatar 2022: Viewers Blast Lacklustre Cameroon as Breel Embolo Goal For Switzerland Dominates Conversations

  • Cameroon took on Switzerland in the opening match of Group E at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar
  • Breel Embolo's opening for the Swiss against the Indomitable Lions was a significant one in social media virals
  • Embolo was born in Cameroon, something that was not lost on those who were watching

One moment stood out in the viral reactions to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Group E opener between Cameroon and Switzerland at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah.

Breel Embolo put the Swiss in the lead just after half-time. This was a significant goal, as Embolo was born in Cameroon before his family moved to the tiny but powerful European country.

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Breel Embolo was born in Cameroon, but scored against them for Switzerland. Image source: @Yaw_Ampofo
Source: Twitter

The moment dominated the social media conversation as the match unfolded.

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@RiturajKS13 said:

"Shame on him & these type of players who represents other countries rather than their origin nations"

@Scrivy2 responded:

"he lived in cameroon for 5 years before moving to france for 1 year, then going to switzerland. He grew up in switzerland so he has every right to represent them"

@pabloikonero added:

"RB Salzburg striker Noah Arinzechukwu Okafor has 2 goals in 9 games for Switzerland. The Swiss striker has Nigerian roots and will play his first World Cup game against a team from the African continent in Cameroon. His family must be proud. #Qatar2022"

@nhlanhlazimu97:

"What a tough position Embolo is in. You can see that he values his roots from Cameroon but also he's taking pride in Switzerland. I hope this doesn't make it dim his shine. Go harder broer #SUICAM"

@UnrealMMA joked:

"It’s a pity the Cameroon team isn’t just 11 Cameroon goalkeepers"

@adequnle angrily said:

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"Cameroon is extremely poor in this game, can’t even believe what I am watching."

@gurnachos was blunt:

"Cameroon attackers stink"

@fmakanda moaned:

"I know my Cameroon won’t make it out of the group but Switzerland won’t win that cup…not after this performance #SUICMR"

@bedjosessien said:

"Cameroon must wake up and smell the coffee they are a goal down and must Make amends or else it will be a difficult group for them.They had overpowered Switzerland in the first half"

@acidburn1983 added:

"Lacklustre performance from the indomitable lions...they need to wake up. Switzerland are weak."

Source: SportsBrief.com