"Matches of the day - 02 December"
By cy.Reporter, 02 December, 2022
Ghana-Uruguay, eighth group, third matchday, stadium: "Al Janoub", referee: Daniel Zibert, 17:00, RIK1
Ghana: Wants a win
After a 3-2 win over South Korea, Ghana is close to qualifying for the next stage, as a win over Uruguay will see them in the round of 16. Should Ghana and Uruguay draw, then Ghana will he wants South Korea not to beat Portugal. In racing matters, there is no major problem.
Uruguay: Only win
With just one point collected in the group stage and still without scoring today's match with Ghana has the character of a final. Uruguay only needs a win against Ghana and South Korea not to beat Portugal in order to be in the next phase of the institution. In the team's competitive matters, only Araujo will not be considered for today's match.
Ghana: 4-2-3-1: Goal: Ziggy, defenders: Lamptey, Amartey, Salisso, Mensah, midfielders: Partey, Samet, winger: Kundous, A. Agiou, J. Saint, forwards: Williams
Uruguay: 3-5-2: Goal: Roset, defenders: Jimenez, Godin, Coates, midfielders: Varela, Valverde, Bedacur, Vecino, Olivera, forwards: Nunez, Cavani
· There have been over 2.5 goals scored in three of Ghana's last five matches
· Both teams have scored in two of Ghana's last five meetings
· There have been under 2.5 goals scored in four of Uruguay's last five matches
South Korea-Portugal, eighth group, stadium: "University", referee: Facundo Tejo, 17:00, RIK1
South Korea: Wants a combination
After losing 3-2 to Ghana South Korea only need a win against Portugal to hope for qualification and at the same time a draw against Ghana to draw level with them and if Uruguay win they will draw level with them. In both cases, the criteria of equality will apply. In terms of competition, coach Paulo Bento will be out due to suspension.
Portugal: Wants first place
They may have already qualified, however, Portugal are looking to finish top of the group as they aim to avoid meeting Brazil in the knockout stages. In racing matters, Danilo, Ottavio, Nuno Mendes are out due to injury. Cristiano Ronaldo had trained for a day individually but is ready for the match.
South Korea: 4-2-3-1: Goal: Gyu, defenders: Hwan, Min, Gwon, Soo, midfielders: In-beom, Woo, midfielders: Hoon, Jeong, Min, forward: Sung.
Portugal: 4-3-3: Goal: Diogo Costa, defenders: Dalot, Pepe, Dias, Guerrero, midfielders: Bernardo Silva, Palinha, Neves, forwards: Bruno Fernandes, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Ramos
· There have been under 2.5 goals scored in four of South Korea's last five matches
· Only one team has scored in four of South Korea's five games
· There have been more than 2.5 goals scored in three of Portugal's last five matches
Cameroon-Brazil, seventh group, third matchday, stadium: "Lusail", referee: Ismael Elfat, 21:00, RIK1
Cameroon: Victory and combination
A 3-3 draw with Serbia kept some hopes of qualifying for the next stage alive. However, Cameroon's task is quite difficult as they will face Brazil. However, even with a win, Cameroon wants Switzerland to lose to Cameroon in order to have hopes for the next phase. In racing matters there are no problems
Brazil: Rest and stress-free
With six points it has already qualified, it needs a draw against Cameroon to be mathematically at the top of the group. In terms of competition, coach Tite is expected to make several changes to the lineup.
Cameroon: 4-4-2: Goal: Epasi, defenders: Fay, Castelletto, Nkulu, Tolo, midfielders: Ima, Malong, Angisa, Ekabi, forwards: Tsoupo-Moting, Aboubakar
Brazil: Goal: Ederson, defenders: Dani Alves, Militao, Bremer, Telles, midfielders: Fabinho, Fred, midfielders: Anthony, Rodrigo, Martinelli, striker: Gabriel Jesus
· In four of Cameroon's last five matches they have scored less than 2.5 goals
· Both teams have scored in three of Cameroon's last five matches
· In their last five matches Brazil counts only victories
Serbia-Switzerland, seventh group, third matchday, referee: "Fernartno Rapagani", stadium: "Lusail", 21:00, RIK2
Serbia: Wants a combination
After a 3-3 draw with Cameroon, Serbia need a combination to hope. He wants a win against Switzerland and for Cameroon not to beat Brazil, so he will be in the next phase. In terms of competition, there are no problems, the only question mark is Vlahovic's condition, as he has not competed enough in the World Cup.
Switzerland: Win and qualify
Switzerland only wants a win today against Serbia. With a win, he will be in the next phase of the institution and will not want combinations of results. In terms of racing, there are no major problems for today's match.
Serbia: 3-4-1-2: Goal: Savic, defenders: Milenkovic, Velikovic, Pavlovic, midfielders: Živkovic, Milinkovic-Savic, Lukic, Kostic, midfielder: Tadic, forwards: Mitrovic, Vlahovic
Switzerland: Sommer, Defender: Widmer, Akanji, Elwendi, Rodriguez, Midfielders: Frollier, Xhaka, Midfielders: Shaqiri, Shaw, Okafor, Forwards: Embolo
· There have been more than 2.5 goals scored in three of Serbia's last five matches
· Both teams have scored in three of Serbia's last five matches
· There have been over 2.5 goals scored in two of Switzerland's last five matches.