Group G starts playing
Switzerland and Cameroon play the first match of Group G at 5 pm, while Brazil and Serbia play the other match at 2 pm on November 25.
Starting lineup Switzerland and Cameroon.
A Cameroon fan on Al Janoub Stadium, an hour before the match against Switzerland
Portugal warned about Ghana’s speed
Coach Jorge Silas, who once led Sporting Lisbon, told A Bola: “The match between Portugal and Ghana will be very balanced, not one-sided. Ghana always knows what to do when they have the ball. They have bridges. fast players like Inaki Williams or Daniel Afriyie. Afriyie is the only player playing in Ghana but be careful with him.”
Silas also said that Ronaldo will find the level inherent in the World Cup, without letting troubles with Man Utd affect his performance.
Coach Jorge Silas in an interview with Portuguese newspaper A Bola on November 23
Xhaka mocks the German team
Captain Granit Xhaka said that Switzerland will not take pictures before the game in a gag style like Germany, because “we respect the rules, and only focus on football”. “We are here to play football, not to give lessons to anyone,” he said on November 23.
Also in the pre-match press conference, coach Murat Yakin said that the current Swiss squad is the best in their history at the World Cup.
Switzerland will play its opening match against Cameroon at 5:00 p.m. today, November 24, at Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah city.
Xhaka took a photo with Switzerland before the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
Ghana coach does not care about Ronaldo
Coach Otto Addo says Cristiano Ronaldo’s troubles with Man Utd are not worth discussing with Ghana. “Portugal is a professional team and they have prepared well for the 2022 World Cup, but we are ready,” Addo said.
Ghana is ranked 61st in FIFA, 52 places behind Portugal. They are the lowest rated group H, where also Korea and Uruguay. But Ghana has added significant hybrid players such as striker Inaki Williams or defender Tariq Lamptey.
Coach Addo in Ghana’s training session in Doha, before the match against Portugal today 24/11
Neymar stands in front of Pele’s record
If there are three more goals, Neymar will become the highest scorer in Brazil’s history, surpassing Pele’s record of 77 goals. England will play at least three matches at the 2022 World Cup, against Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon respectively.
At this point Neymar has scored 75 goals in 121 matches, an efficiency of 0.62 goals per game. Pele’s performance is 0.84 goals per game.
Neymar smiles with Dani Alves during training at Al Arabi Stadium in Qatar on November 21
Carragher: ‘Pedri is the best player of the 2022 World Cup’
After just 15 minutes of Spain’s match against Costa Rica on November 23, former defender Jamie Carragher commented on Twitter: “Pedri is the best player in the 2022 World Cup so far”.
Spain beat Costa Rica 7-0, but midfielder Pedri did not score or assist. The new golden boy 2022 Gavi was chosen as the best player of the match. Some people responded to Carragher: “Only one match.”
Pedri in the match against Costa Rica at Al Thumama Stadium, Doha, Qatar
Japanese fans clean the dressing room after the victory over Germany
The Japanese audience left a good impression at the 2022 World Cup when they stayed to clean up the trash in the stands after the match, even though the trash might not have been thrown out by them.
Among the rubbish picked up by the Japanese audience, there were even German flags. On November 23, Japan beat Germany 2-1 at Khalifa International Stadium, also the first time in their history they came back from the World Cup.
After the game, the Japanese players celebrated in the dressing room but did not forget to clean the room. That image was spread on social networks and impressed many people. Portuguese newspaper A Bola commented: “The Japanese are indeed different, there is no doubt about that”.
The Japanese dressing room as they leave after the victory over Germany at Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan city, Qatar with paper cranes and the words “thank you” in Japanese
Brazil hasn’t lost its World Cup opening match in 88 years
In 19 World Cup opening matches since 1934, Brazil is unbeaten, including 16 victories. In the first two World Cups in 1930 and 1934, they both lost their first matches to Yugoslavia and Spain.
However, the defeats of Argentina and Germany in the opening match of the 2022 World Cup made Brazil unable to be subjective.
Serbia has the best body in the tournament with an average height of more than 1.87 m, along with good strikers like Dusan Vlahovic, Luka Jovic or Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Coutinho scored a masterpiece, but Brazil only drew 1-1 with Switzerland in the opening match of the 2018 World Cup at Rostov Stadium in Russia
Ronaldo: ‘Nothing is impossible’
Portuguese captain Cristiano Ronaldo wrote on social media today 24/11, the word of determination before the match. “We are about to start the biggest football festival on the planet,” he wrote. “We all wish luck and success to raise the Portuguese flag aloft. We also want to make the Portuguese happy and proud. Nothing is impossible. Keep it up Portugal.”
Ronaldo has scored one goal each in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cups. In 2018, he added four more goals. If he continues to score this time, the 37-year-old striker will become the first player to score in five World Cups.
Ronaldo stands ahead of the scoring record in five World Cups
Four matches in Group G and H will take place today to close the first round of the 2022 World Cup. Switzerland plays the earliest match against Cameroon at 5pm, at Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah city. Three hours later, Korea played in Group H against Uruguay at Education City, Al Rayyan city.
Portugal started the game at 23:00 to meet Ghana on field 974 in Doha, while Brazil met Serbia at 2am on November 25, at Lusail Stadium.