Emirates News Agency – Brazil are aiming for their first win over Serbia at the World Cup tomorrow while Portugal fear upsets from Ghana
Wednesday, November 23, 2022 – 4:59 p.m
Doha, November 23 / WAM / Tomorrow, “Thursday”, the performance of the remaining teams participating in the 2022 World Cup will conclude with the opening matches of the last two groups of the World Cup – the seventh and the eighth 4 confrontations that bringing together Switzerland with Cameroon, Uruguay with South Korea, Portugal with Ghana and finally Brazil with Serbia.
The Brazilian national team begins its career in the competition for the title of the re-run World Cup by facing Serbia in the match that brings them together in the Group G competitions, which will be played at the Lusail Stadium at eleven o’clock in the evening UAE time.
The Brazilian national team, which has previously won the World Cup five times, most recently in 2002, tries to avoid the surprises of the beginnings, especially since their opening game will be played in the same stadium where their Argentine lost rival, one of the candidates and contenders for the World Cup -Title, against the Saudi national team.
The Brazilian national team, with its great stars throughout its history, is the only team to have participated in all versions of the World Cup and is the record holder in terms of the number of title crownings (5 times), trying to crown their sixth title , the Start with three points against Serbia begins.
On the other hand, the Serbian national team strives to present a good level and image in its fourth participation in the World Cup and to overcome the first round barrier that stood as an obstacle in its previous three participations.
The Egyptian national team drew on their previous results in qualifying which allowed them to move to the top of their first group and beat Portugal by 3 points.
In the same round, another match between Cameroon and Switzerland will take place at 2pm Emirates time at the Al Janoub Stadium.
The Cameroon national team is the most participating African team at the World Cup and has previously qualified for the World Cup in 7 previous editions, the last of which was the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the current version is the 8th as the highest record of African participation .
In this version he is trying to match or better his previous best, qualifying for the quarter-finals of the 1990 World Cup in Italy, and he was the first team from the brown continent to achieve that feat at the time.
The Swiss national team agrees with their Cameroonian counterpart that their last World Cup appearance was in Brazil in 2014, where they qualified for the World Cup for the 11th time, so this version would be the 12th appearance of the European team.
Qualifying for the quarter-finals is the Swiss national team’s best performance in 3 previous editions, the closest in 68 years at the 1954 World Cup.
The Portugal national team, led by their star Cristiano Ronaldo, is making their Group H debut and meets their Ghanaian counterpart, one of Africa’s footballing powers named for an upset World Cup, in the game that will bring them together at Stadium 974 at eight o’clock in the evening.
This is the ninth participation of the Portuguese national team in the World Cup, as they had previously participated in 8 previous editions, and the best result achieved was their third place at the 1966 World Cup, held in England.
Cristiano Ronaldo is looking forward to saying goodbye to his football career at the World Cup by achieving a great success with his country, taking part in the two European Nations Cup titles in France in 2019 in addition to the European Nations League title in 2019.
Participating in the World Cup finals for the fourth time in their history, the Ghana national team is looking to recapture their previous successes, notably their participation in the 2010 edition in South Africa, where they qualified for the quarter-finals and stood after a 1st place Drawn 1-1 with Uruguay just before qualifying for the semis but lost on penalties.
The same group witnesses another confrontation between Uruguay and South Korea at the meeting that brings them together at 5 p.m. at Education City Stadium.
This confrontation will be a spherical challenge between the Latin American and Asian schools as the Uruguayan national team, experienced in this tournament, aspires to regain a title from which it has been absent for 72 years and win it for the third time in its history crown After the 1930 and 1950 titles, he found that he had previously qualified for the semi-finals in 3. Most recently at the 2010 World Cup, while at the last edition in Russia 2018 he opted for the quarter-finals.
On the other hand, the South Korean national team, which had previously qualified for the World Cup ten times, is looking forward to repeating the performance of the 2002 World Cup, which hosted its competitions with Japan by reaching the semifinals and then winning closer to the title.
Awad Mukhtar / Walid Farouk / Asim Al-Khouli
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