World Cup: Why Switzerland Star Refused to Celebrate Cameroon Goal


Switzerland snatched a 1-0 win against Cameron at the ongoing World Cup games in Qatar.

The highlight of the match was when Switzerland striker Breel Embolo scored a goal on the 48th minute – but refused to celebrate.

Embolo refused to celebrate the goal because Cameroun is his country of birth.

The 25-year-old player who also plays for Monaco in France was born in Yaounde, Cameroon.

Although he grew up in Switzerland, his father lives in Cameroon.

The loss meant that Cameroon has lost eight successive World Cup matches. The former Afcon Champions last won a World Cup match on June 6, 2002.


1.Some players will decide not to celebrate their goals as a sign of respect.

2.Cristiano Ronaldo refused to celebrate his free-kick goal against Sporting CP while at Real Madrid in Champions League game because he played there as a kid.

3. Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah refused to celebrate a goal against his former club Roma, even shaking his head.