Swiss Star Player Against France Who Once Fled From Police Arrest Tipped To Become Next Kante

Swiss Star Player Against France Who Once Fled From Police Arrest Tipped To Become Next Kante

  • Breel Embolo was almost signed by Premier League giants Manchester United when he was 19
  • The Switzerland international was in remarkable form as his side dumped France out of Euro 2020
  • The Borussia Moenchengladbach star has been likened to the effectiveness of French midfielder N'Golo Kante

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Breel Embolo has never failed to live up to his hype as the Switzerland striker was a handful for France in their Euro 2020 round of 16 victory.

The 24-year-old who was once linked to Man United when he was 19, has been an influential figure in the Swiss side during their group stage game against Wales, Talk Sport.

The Borussia Moenchengladbach forward scored a goal and forced two saves from Welsh goalkeeper Danny Ward.

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Embolo who has been playing at topflight level of the game in the last seven years once ran away from being arrested by the police after attending an illegal party during the lockdown.

The Cameroonian-born Swiss superstar has also been likened to N'Golo Kante as he was quoted by Suisse commentator David Lemos for being effective as the French midfielder.

Swiss star player against France Once Fled From Police Arrest, Tipped To Become Next Kante
Breel Embolo has been tipped to be as effective as N'Golo Kante. Photo by Marko Djurica
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Switzerland for the first time since 1954 qualified into the quarter-finals of a tournament as they won France 5-4 on penalties after playing out a 3-3 draw during regulation time.

Despite going 3-1 down with 15 minutes left on the clock, the Swiss side scored two late goals to send the match into extra time before winning the game in a dramatic penalty shootout.

Vladimir Petkovic's side will now play Spain who were also stretched by Croatia in the quarter finals.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Switzerland are through to the quarterfinals of this year's Euro 2020 Championship after beating France 5-4 on penalties at the National Arena in Romania.

Vladimir Petkovic's men confirmed their place in the last eight of the competition after PSG star man Kylian Mbappe missed Les Blues' last penalty kick of the game.

This happened after both sides ended the game on a 3-3 draw after 120 minutes with the shootouts deciding the winner.

France got the game off to a bright start with Karim Benzema was presented with his side's first chance but he failed to convert the opportunity after receiving a delivery from Antoine Griezmann in the sixth minute.


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