Embolo’s goal was enough to separate the two teams in a tightly fought contest at Al Janoub Stadium.
Switzerland have continued their record of not losing a World Cup opening game in their past five appearances on football’s biggest stage as they edged past a lively Cameroon side in their Group G game.
Cameroon-born forward Breel Embolo scored the winning goal for his adopted home in the first half after winger Xherdan Shaqiri slid a perfect ball across the box.
It was a close game, with Cameroon’s Eric Choupo-Moting causing problems for the Swiss defence.
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