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Embolo Edges Cameroon Out Of The World Cup

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compiled by Ben Goodnews

Switzerland took the three points in this game thanks to Embolo’s 48th minute goal.

After an even first half which saw Switzerland have more possession and territory, but Cameroon look more dangerous, the second half was a different story.

Embolo scored against the country of his birth and after that, the Swiss were very comfortable and even had chances to extend the margin of victory.

As for Cameroon, apart from a Choupo-Moting effort from a tight angle, they never looked like equalising and they will rue the chances they squandered in the first period.

Cameroon have now lost their last eight World Cup matches going back to 2002. Roger Milla was presented with an award before kick-off as the oldest goalscorer in World Cup history, a reminder of past glories for Cameroon who have won just one game since reaching the quarter-finals 32 years ago.

Cameroon coach Rigobert Song, who played at four World Cups including with a 42-year-old Milla in 1994, opted for the in-form Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting to lead .

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