World Cup: Embolo Storms Cameroon’s Dressing Room, Hugs the Players After Scoring Against His Country of Birth

World Cup: Embolo Storms Cameroon’s Dressing Room, Hugs the Players After Scoring Against His Country of Birth

  • Breel Embolo scored the only goal that gave Switzerland a 1-0 win over Cameroon in their opening game at the World Cup
  • After the encounter, Embolo walked into the dressing room of Cameroon to hug some of the players
  • The Monaco forward was born in Cameroon before his parents moved to Europe where he started his football career

Adorable video has emerged on social media where Breel Embolo was spotted walking into the Cameroonian dressing room to salute players from the country of his birth.

Embolo was born in Yaounde which is a big city in Cameroon, but his parents later moved to France before they eventually settled down in Switzerland.

After working his way through their junior teams, Embolo made his professional debut for Basel in March 2014, and won the Swiss Super League in all three of his first seasons before moving to Schalke 04 for an initial €20 million.

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Embolo hugs Onana, Choupo Moting, after scoring against Cameroon. Photo by Matthew Ashton
Source: Getty Images

Shortly after moving to the Bundesliga, he suffered an ankle injury that ruled him out for nearly a year.

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On Thursday afternnon, 24 November, Embolo scored against Cameroon in Switzerland opening game at the 2022 World Cup and his goal sealed the win for the Europeans.

According to the video spotted on Twitter, Embolo was seen hugging goalkeeper Onana and Choupo Moting and also had friendly conversation with them.

Watch the video below

Rigobert Song praises Embolo

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Rigobert Song who is the coach of the Cameroonian national team congratulated Monaco forward Breel Embolo for the goal he scored for Switzerland against Cameroon at the World Cup.

The 25-year-old netted the only goal that gave Switzerland the win over Cameroon in group G opener at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

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Interestingly, Embolo refused to celebrate after scoring based on the fact that he was born in Yaounde before his parents moved to France and finally settled down in Switzerland.

After the World Cup game, Song was spotted speaking with Embolo, and the Cameroon coach has now revealed details of their discussion.

Song explained that he is happy for Embolo adding that they used to talk on phone.

Source: Sports Brief News

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