The World Cup in Qatar continues adding beads and fun facts. The tournament is involved from before the beginning in controversial and rejections of the selections. In addition, they joined bumps Y surprises such as the defeats of Argentina and Germany against Saudi Arabia and Japan, respectively.
However, the last of the striking data has nothing to do with either of these two things, but with a freak that, although it was always present, each time it takes on a greater centrality and that it acquired prominence when the Monaco striker, Breel Embologave Switzerland 1 to 0, but did not shout the goal.
The goal was at the start of the second half, after a complicated first half. Switzerland made it 1-0 in an even match for the Group G of the World Cup in Qatar. Shaquiri touched the middle and Plunger took advantage of the passivity of the African defense to make it 1-0.
However, his reaction was different from the rest of his classmates, since who was silent with a sad face.
what he lived Plunger has almost the same spirit of what is known in football as the “law of ex”which says that when two teams face each other, the players who compete against their former teams score goals.
In this case, the explanation has to do with yaoundéthe birthplace of Embolo. On February 14, 1997in the capital of Cameroon, the striker who now wears the Swiss shirt was born.
When he was a child, his parents separated and he moved with his mother to France. 25 years later, he scored his first World Cup goal in Qatar against his home country.
Later, his mother formed a couple with a man from Switzerland and again emigrated. Already in that country, Embolo made his first weapons in professional football in Basel.
At the age of 17, he made his debut in first class and received Swiss nationality. He quickly stood out and was called up to the youth teams of the European country.
The case of Embolo is not the only one: in total, There are 137 players playing in the Qatar 2022 World Cup who have been nationalized and play for teams other than the country in which they were born.