Xtra Time Web Desk: Anyone who scores a goal in a soccer game celebrates it if it’s on a stage like the World Cup. But Breel Embolo, 25, chose not to celebrate after scoring in the FIFA World Cup 2022 Group G clash against Cameroon at the Al Janoub Stadium on Thursday.
Embolo did not celebrate after his goal as he is a Cameroonian citizen by birth. He was born in Yaounde, Cameroon. His parents separated when he was only 5 years old. Little Embolo moved with his mother to France, where he married a Swiss and settled permanently in Switzerland.
In 2014, Embolo became a Swiss international and made his professional debut for Swiss Superliga club FC Basel that year.
He then moved to German club Schalke 04 in 2016 and played for Borussia Mönchengladbach on a four-year contract in 2019. Embolo scored 28 goals and made 29 assists in 132 games in the Bundesliga.
Embolo is currently plying his trade with French side Monaco in Ligue 1, where he has scored 8 goals in 23 appearances in all competitions this season.