Switzerland and Cameroon open group G of the Qatar 2022 World Cup
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With Argentinian arbitration Facundo Tello, Switzerland and Cameroon open this Thursday at the Al Janoub stadium group G of the Qatar 2022 World Cup which are also made up of Brazil and Serbia -they face each other from 1:00 p.m. (Argentine time)-.

The selected from the Old Continent is a subscriber to the World Cups, with 12 participations in 22 tournaments and quarterfinals as his best result in Italy 1934, France 1938 and Switzerland 1954. In three of the last four competitions they have faced, they have passed the first stage and lost in the round of 16, as happened in Brazil 2014 against Argentina. The exception was South Africa 2010.

The African, for his part, It is the country of its continent with the most presences in ecumenical meetings -12- and, like their rival on duty, their best work was the quarterfinals in Italy 1990, when they made their debut with a historic victory against the national team of Diego Armando Maradona who had been champion in Mexico 1986. He was in six of the last eight World Cups, but never got past the initial phase. He was absent in Russia 2018.

Switzerland and Cameroon open group G of the Qatar 2022 World CupAFP Agency

The meeting between Europeans and Africans is scheduled for 7 p.m. (Argentine time) and can be seen live through DSports and Public TV and also four digital platforms: DGO, Flow, Telecentro Play and Count. For the first three, you must be a customer to access.

The favorite to win according to the betting forecasts is the Swiss cast because it pays a maximum fee of 1.70 for each peso, dollar or euro invested. His defeat, that is to say a Cameroonian victory, trades up to 5.81. The brown reaches 3.75. According to The World Cup Bot of THE NATION Switzerland has a 78.07% chance of keeping the three points and ‘The Indomitable Lions’, 5.48%.

In the European Qualifiers, the Swiss team shared group C with Italy and snatched the direct ticket to the ecumenical event on the last day. He added 18 points with five wins, three draws and no defeats. The fate of Italy was the repechage and did not go through the key with North Macedonia. In his zone he also played against Bulgaria, Northern Ireland and Lithuania.

The cast of Murat Yakin He played his only friendly before the ecumenical event on November 17 against Ghana and lost 2-0. His previous six appearances this year were for the Nations League. In group A2 they finished third behind Spain and Portugal with three victories and the same number of falls for nine units. Before, in March, they played friendlies against England -defeat 3-0- and Kosovo -draw 1-1-.

Breel Embolo is one of Switzerland's top offensive cards
Breel Embolo is one of Switzerland’s top offensive cards

Switzerland’s 26-player roster

‘The Indomitable Lions’ reached the World Cup by winning an exciting final series against Algeria. On aggregate they tied 2-2, but those led by Rigobert Song they scored more away goals -at home they lost 1-0 and away they won 2-1 in extra time-. Before, they led group D with 15 points thanks to five wins, including a decisive one on the last date against the Ivory Coast that put them in the definition against the Algerians.

Cameroon failed to win their last four friendlies: lost to Uzbekistan 2-0 and South Korea 1-0 in September; and drew Jamaica and Panama 1-1 in November.

Andre Onana, the Inter goalkeeper, is one of Cameroon's stars for Qatar 2022
Andre Onana, the Inter goalkeeper, is one of Cameroon’s stars for Qatar 2022ISSOUF SANOGO – AFP

Cameroon’s 26 player roster

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