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Switzerland striker Breel Embolo scores against country of birth, refuses to celebrate vs. Cameroon

Nasir Jabbar

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Switzerland striker Breel Embolo scores against country of birth, refuses to celebrate vs. Cameroon

Breel Embolo scored for Switzerland but REFUSED to celebrate against the country of his birth.

The 25-year-old, who was born in Cameroon, opened the scoring in their Group G opener at the World Cup.

He smashed home from close range to give his side the lead, but showed respect to Cameroon in a muted celebration.

Fans online liked Embolo's classy celebration.

One Twitter user wrote: "Embolo was born in Cameroon? Much respect for that celebration."

A second tweeted: "No celebration from Embolo from, classy!!!"

A third added: "Embolo scores against his 'country'. No celebration. I respect that."

Another commented: "That Embolo celebration? Respect."

Breel Embolo opens the scoring against Cameroon. Image: Alamy
Breel Embolo opens the scoring against Cameroon. Image: Alamy

The AS Monaco star received Swiss citizenship in December 2014 and he revealed why he opted to represent the European country.

"When I chose to play for Switzerland, there was always a part of me that wanted to represent my country of birth," he told Get French Football News. "But you can’t do what you do at club level and play for two different countries. I am very happy with my choice, and I am Cameroon’s biggest fan. I have lots of friends in the national team. We sometimes meet up either on holiday or in Cameroon.

"It’s a special match for me and my family, and I know there will be lots of emotions. It will be a big moment for my family. It was an emotional moment when the draw was made. I must confess I didn’t exactly jump for joy, but I was happy."

Featured Image Credit: FIFA World Cup

Topics: Football, Cameroon, Switzerland, Football World Cup

Nasir Jabbar
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