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Swiss striker to testify for allegedly beating him up in an altercation in Switzerland

The Swiss forward of AS Monaco Breel Embolo, one of the great stars of the Swiss national team, He must appear in June before the Basel criminal court for an alleged crime of threats, related to a fight in which he was involved in 2018, the Blick newspaper reported today.

According to the German-language Swiss newspaper, Embolo, who pleaded not guilty to these charges, is accused of having threatened to hit a person with whom he had a violent argument, a crime that Swiss law can punish with fines or up to three years in prison.

The case, says Blick, has the aggravating circumstance that at the time the events occurred (the early morning of May 27, 2018) Embolo was in a probationary period since a year earlier he had been fined for violating traffic regulations by driving without a license.

Witnesses to the altercation indicate that Embolo, who was with two other people, did not physically attack the group with which the three confronted, but one of his companions did, accused of minor bodily harm and possession of a quantity of marijuana not permitted by local law.

The 26-year-old player, of Cameroonian origins, began his career at Baseland after six seasons in the German Bundesliga (Schalke 04 and Borussia Monchengladbach) he was signed last summer by Monaco, with whom he has scored 12 goals despite not yet having the full confidence of coach Philippe Clement.

The Cameroonian striker who represents the Swiss team has 12 goals and 2 assists this season with As Monacoa team that is in third position in the table in France, 4 points behind Marseille and 12 behind Paris Saint Germain.

At the World Cup in Qatar, he became the first player in the tournament’s history to score a goal (not in own goal) to his country of birth (Cameroon), and chose not to celebrate it.

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