In the battle of the World Cup Neymar-Ronaldo- Big match: Brazil-Serbia (Program, analyses)
Four matches are included today in the group schedule of the World Cup, which essentially concludes the 1st game of the Groups and we will have a picture of all the teams. The teams of the 7th and 8th Groups make their debut today. In... battle of the World Cup and Brazil, Portugal and Uruguay.
See today's program in detail:
12:00 Switzerland v Cameroon ( Group 7), (Al-Janoub Stadium, Al-Wakrah)
The Swiss took the qualification in impressive fashion for the World Cup finals. With 5 wins and 3 draws without conceding defeat. Of course, luck turned their backs on the Group as in order to qualify they will have to overcome Serbia and Cameroon. We do not put Brazil in the equation that, barring a shocking contingency, will pass to the next phase. For the Swiss to have any chance of qualifying, tonight they must beat Cameroon who have the most participations in World Cup finals of all African teams. Of course, in his last appearances he did not achieve anything and this year they hope for the surprise.
15:00 Uruguay v South Korea (8th group), (Education City Stadium, Doha)
Uruguay always has very quality footballers in its ranks and we say that it can make the surprise. Soares and Cavani, who want to leave their National Team with their heads held high, will play in the last World Cup. Note that Liverpool's Núñez was also added to the strike line. Uruguay will try to get the qualification and it is imperative to start with a victory, otherwise things will become very difficult. On the other hand, South Korea is not a negligible quantity. In its squad it has very quality players such as Tottenham's Sean. Paulo Bento's team will hardly be able to win one of the two privileged positions. Against Uruguay, he will have to give 100% of the possibilities to be able to get a positive result
18:00 Portugal v Ghana (8th group), (974 Stadium, Doha)
Made for big things, Portugal will have Cristiano Ronaldo on their roster for the last time, wanting to say goodbye to his National Team by winning the trophy. It is a reality that apart from Ronaldo, Portugal have a squad that can hit any opponent. On the bench for several years is the very experienced Fernando Santos. Against Ghana, they will have to go through victoriously to get the 1st place of the Group which is their goal.
Ghana has a very difficult task ahead of her and will try for the surprise. In the past many teams from Africa have given their best and caused damage to the theoretical favourites, something we have seen again this year. The team features Arsenal's Thomas Partei, who will lead the difficult effort. Against Portugal he will be under a lot of pressure and will have to endure and hold on very well defensively to have luck in the game.
21:00 Brazil – Serbia (Group 7), (Lusail Stadium, Lusail)
Thursday's schedule closes with a very big game, between Brazil and Serbia. Brazil walked into the South American qualifying zone where with a record of 14N-3I-0H and a goal of 40-5, it took first place and qualification for the finals of the 2022 World Cup. That's why they are the first favorites to win the World Cup. They are undefeated since 11/07/2021, when they lost 1-0 to Argentina in the Copa America final. In its 15 most recent games it counts 12 wins and three draws. The quality of the roster is terrifying, with front-line options at every position.
But Serbia... it comes with momentum. With an epic 'double' in 'Luz' in Lisbon locked the first place of the group in the World Cup qualifying phase on the last matchday and got the direct qualification ticket to the stadiums of Qatar.Brazil may be the favorites tonight but do not forget that Serbia has in its roster players such as Pavlovic, Milenkovic in the stoppers, Maksimovic and Milinkovic-Savic in the midfield and Kostic, Tadic, Vlahovic, Mitrovic in the strike line.