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Swiss football squad tops Cameroon 1-0 at 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

The 25-year-old Cameroon-born Breel Embolo scored the only goal of the match in the 48th minute of the game

AL WAKRAH /Qatar/, November 24. /TASS/. The national football squad of Switzerland shut out the national team of Cameroon 1-0 in their opening group stage match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The lone goal of the teams’ encounter at the over 44,000-seat capacity Al Janoub Stadium in Qatar’s Al Wakrah on Thursday was scored by Swiss striker Breel Embolo.

The 25-year-old Cameroon-born Embolo scored the only goal of the match in the 48th minute of the game.

The national teams of Switzerland and Cameroon play in Goup G alongside the teams of Serbia and Brazil, which are scheduled to face each later in the day at 10:00 p.m.

Cameroon will play its next group stage match against Serbia on November 28 and Switzerland will encounter Brazil later that day.

2022 FIFA World Cup

Qatar is hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup between November 20 and December 18 at eight stadiums in five cities across the country, namely in Doha, Lusail, Al Wakrah, Al Khor and Al Rayyan.

The eight host stadiums are: Al Bayt Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Stadium 974, Education City Stadium, and Al Janoub Stadium.

The coveted World Cup Trophy will be hoisted by one of 32 teams divided into eight groups. The group stage matches run across numerous fields in Qatar between November 20 and December 2 with the top two teams from each group advancing to the playoffs.

Qatar won the right to host matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup on December 2, 2010. The championship kicked off last Sunday with a picturesque ceremony and the subsequent opening match between host Qatar and Ecuador, which ended 2-0 in favor of Ecuador.

In March 2015, FIFA officially announced that the 22nd edition of FIFA’s flagship event would be played in November and December of 2022, with the final match set for December 18, 2022, coinciding with - Qatar National Day. The objective, in principle, was to hold the tournament over 28 days.

The previous FIFA World Cup was hosted by Russia in 2018. The championship took place at 12 stadiums in 11 cities across Russia, namely in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.

On July 15, 2018, during an official ceremony in the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin passed the baton for the FIFA World Cup’s host country to Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in the presence of FIFA President Gianni Infantino.