Newest World Cup: Swiss face Cameroon earlier than Serbia face Brazil

Switzerland – Cameroon (11 CET)

Switzerland coach Murat Yakin believes his aspect are nicely geared up to make historical past as they put together for his or her opening match of the 2022 World Cup towards Cameroon in Group G on Thursday.

The Swiss haven’t reached the quarter-finals since internet hosting the match in 1954 however, after rising unbeaten in qualifying, Yakin has urged his aspect to profit from what he sees as an unprecedented alternative.

“I believe we’re the perfect Swiss nationwide staff that has ever existed – now we have incredible gamers enjoying overseas and I’m satisfied that we’ll play our greatest World Cup ever,” stated Yakin.

“I believe now we have an awesome staff with an awesome staff spirit that has been constructed during the last two years. Soccer-wise now we have improved so much and now we wish to make historical past.”

Qatar is Switzerland’s fifth consecutive World Cup look, a staff document.

Uruguay-South Korea (14 CET)

Uruguay coach Diego Alonso insisted his gamers wouldn’t goal South Korea striker Son Heung-min’s bodily situation when the 2 nations meet in Thursday’s FIFA World Cup opener. Group H World

Son’s health, who at present wears a black masks following surgical procedure on a fractured eye socket, is being assessed by coach Paulo Bento on a day-to-day foundation.

“We now have the utmost respect for Son, however they produce other gamers,” added Alonso.

Uruguay captain Diego Godin joined Alonso on the press convention in indicating he may begin regardless of having been performed since a knee damage within the final yr.

Portugal vs Ghana (17 CET)

The Cristiano Ronaldo saga dominated preparations for Portugal’s first group match, however it did not distract supervisor Fernando Santos.

The Portugal boss stated on Wednesday the difficulty had by no means arisen within the talks he has had with the staff since they landed in Qatar.

Ronaldo himself minimize a relaxed determine on the eve of Portugal’s opening match on the 2022 World Cup.

Ronaldo was all smiles lower than 24 hours after agreeing to terminate his Manchester United contract following a controversial interview wherein he criticized the membership and homeowners.

Portugal start their marketing campaign towards Ghana earlier than additional video games towards Uruguay and South Korea.

Brazil vs Serbia (20 CET)

Serbia are aiming to advance from the group stage for the primary time of their fourth World Cup participation as an unbiased nation.

Their first cease: Brazil.

Coach Dragan Stojkovic joked on experiences that their first World Cup opponent, Brazil, would begin with 4 forwards, Neymar, Raphinha, Vinicius Jr. and Richarlison.

Lots of Serbia’s present gamers have been a part of the squad that beat Brazil to carry the under-20 World Cup trophy in 2015; in addition to a victory over France within the closing of the European Below-19 Championship two years earlier.

With the expertise he has on his aspect, he introduced that “Brazil has an opportunity to win, however Serbia additionally has an opportunity to win. So, let’s not be afraid of anybody on this planet!”