Embolo's close-range finish put Switzerland ahead in the 48th minute, with the Cameroon-born Monaco striker opening not to celebrate the goal at the Al Janoub Stadium in Doha.
Another favoured team has failed to impress in the early stages of the World Cup. This time it was South Korea holding South American power Uruguay to a 0-0 draw on Thursday, a result that probably favours the Asian team.
Neymar leads an attack-minded Brazil side in their opening Group G game at the World Cup against Serbia at Doha's Lusail Stadium on Thursday.
As the five-time champions prepared to take the pitch for their opening match against Serbia, the 82-year-old icon posted a series of photos of his past World Cup glories on Instagram, telling Neymar and his teammates: "Today we start writing a new story."
"They deserve all attention and respect. I think today people understand these boys love to play football. "Again the players deserve to be supported and we did it for them. That's the only reason we are here, to play for the fans."
Saad Al Sheeb looked shaky in Qatar's opening 2-0 defeat to Ecuador and conceded a first-half penalty that Enner Valencia converted. Senegal make two changes from their opening 2-0 defeat to the Netherlands.
Ecuador are likely to mirror the Netherlands in playing with a three-man central defence. Senegal's 3-1 win over Qatar earlier means the Netherlands will qualify for the last 16 with a victory.
Rodrigo Lasmar, the doctor for the Brazilian football federation (CBF), said the 30-year-old had suffered "ligament damage" and would miss the match against Switzerland on Monday.
Southgate's men would have been guaranteed to advance from Group B with a victory in their second game of the tournament, but they rarely troubled a determined US team.
The main area includes many big screens and comfortable seating to host hundreds of supporters who will be watching and cheering for their favorite teams, in addition to spacious indoor and outdoor areas surrounded by gaming areas...