Nottingham Forest midfielder Remo Freuler made a World Cup start as Switzerland defeated Cameroon 1-0 in Qatar.

Freuler played the full 90 minutes and the Swiss will be very happy to come away from the contest with all three points.

Cameroon missed a host of chances in the first half as Switzerland struggled to get to grips with their counter-attacking style.

But, they used all of their tournament experience to stand firm and take the game into half-time goalless.

They reaped the rewards too. Just three minutes into the second half Breel Embolo scored to spark pandemonium in the stands.

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Freuler played his part in the goal too. He claimed a pre-assists, teeing up Xherdan Shaqiri to cross for Embolo to fire home.

It proved a typically stylish performance by the 30-year-old Forest midfielder.

He glided across the pitch, acting as the more defence-minded player in a midfield three deployed by Switzerland.

Still, he showcased a willingness to get involved with the attacking side of things too and was energetic throughout.

According to Who Scored, Freuler finished with a pass success ratio of 90.6% and made 66 passes throughout the contest.

Defensively he was sound too. The Forest star made three tackles and completed one clearance to help his team.

Freuler stars at World Cup and Forest are lucky to have him

What is a Remo Freuler? That was the question asked by some Forest fans after a couple of dodgy early performances.

Freuler is an elegant footballer who oozes class and has a football brain that only some midfielders can dream of.

Against Cameroon, he was fantastic and covered every blade of grass to try and help his country claim a big win.

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Prior to the World Cup break, the midfielder was starting to get to grips with life in the Premier League.

Now, it should be abundantly clear what he can bring to the team and he should remain integral under Steve Cooper during 2022/23.

There is another gear for Switzerland to go into at this World Cup and with Freuler in the team they could go far.

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