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🔴 LIVE: Uruguay v South Korea begins; Switzerland take narrow win

We have reached day five of the World Cup and there are four more matches coming our way from Qatar today.

Uruguay are one of the sides considered outsiders for this World Cup but the opening stages against South Korea have been a struggle, with Son Heung-min looking dangerous on his return to action.

Switzerland delivered the first major test when Breel Embolo was fed in from the wing, and although he looked to have been bundled over in the box, play was stopped for an offside.

It was soon Cameroon’s turn for a big chance as Bayern Munich’s Choupo-Moting was played through on goal, but defender Manuel Akanji just did enough with a physical challenge in the box.

Akanji had great opportunity to put his side ahead just before half time, leaping high to deliver a header from a corner, but the Manchester City man couldn’t get enough contact on the ball to direct it towards goal.

The Swiss had the breakthrough just two minutes after the second half though, as Remo Freuler played a cross across the box for Breel Embolo to fire home.

Embolo was about to get his second as he got ready to strike the ball from a corner, but Cameroon midfielder André-Frank Zambo Anguissa made a superb last-ditch clearance to deny him.

After the goal, Switzerland shut up shop and stifled any creativity from Cameroon, doing enough to see out the win.

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