Switzerland secured a 1-goal win against Cameroon in the first match of 'Group G' at Al Janoub stadium in Qatar on Thursday.
Switzerland are up and running at the World Cup, with Cameroon-born striker Breel Embolo seeing them to a 1-0 victory over their African opponents.
Switzerland dominated the match from the very beginning. However, Cameroon got a good opportunity to score at the 10th minute of the match. But, they failed to score.
Cameroon boasted the livelier support in the stands and spurned a couple of first-half opportunities through Bryan Mbeumo and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting that would have given their passionate fans something to shout about. Embolo, though, broke the deadlock inside three minutes of the second 45 getting underway, with the Monaco frontman choosing not to celebrate when turning home a low cross from Xherdan Shaqiri.
The Indomitable Lions had chances to snatch a leveller, while Andre Onana produced a stunning save to keep out Ruben Vargas as the Swiss were frustrated by some resolute and last-ditch defending. Both sides were aware of how important an opening victory would be.