Brazil and Portugal will play in Qatar World Cup today. Brazil, who have the most titles in World Cup history, will face Serbia in Group G. The match will be played at Lucille Stadium at 12.30 am IST. In Group H, Portugal will face Ghana at 9.30 PM IST. The match will be held at Stadium 974. In other matches today, Switzerland take on Cameroon in Group G and Uruguay take on South Korea in Group H. Switzerland vs Cameroon match at Al Janob Stadium at 3.30 pm. Uruguay will face South Korea at 6.30 pm at the Education City Stadium. (world cup portugal brazil)
Brazil is number one in the FIFA rankings. Apart from the absence of Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino, Brazil’s line-up is strong. This is the first World Cup for all 16 players in the squad. Unbeaten in the last 15 matches, Brazil last lost against Argentina in the 2021 Copa final. Brazil have won 37 of their 50 matches since their defeat to Belgium in the 2018 World Cup quarterfinals. Neymar, Alisson, Casemiro, Vinicius Jr., Rafinha etc. are the best players to count.
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Meanwhile, Serbia are no fools. In the qualifying round, Serbia qualified for the World Cup as first place, beating Portugal to second place. Serbia also topped their group in the UEFA Nations League. The attacking duo of Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dusan Vlahovic and players like Nikola Milankovic and Dusan Tadic will be crucial in the Serbian line-up.
Cristiano Ronaldo will be a free agent today amid problems with Manchester United. The football that Portugal has seen in the last few years has been very good. They also have great players like Bruno Fernandes, Diego Dalot, Bernardo Silva, Ruben Diaz. Portugal’s goal is to start with a win amid controversy.
Ghana is the lowest ranked team in this World Cup. Ghana, who have been in poor form recently, are pinning their hopes on players like Jorda Ayew, Thomas Partley and Inaki Williams.
Switzerland, who are entering their fourth consecutive World Cup campaign, beat Italy to reach the qualifying stage. Although third in their group in the Nations League, it was the last time the Swiss team had won three in a row there. Switzerland’s hope lies in super goalie Yann Sommer, Zardan Shaqiri, Briel Mbolo, Manuel Akanji and others.
Despite losing his teeth in recent times, Cameron could challenge Switzerland. Cameroon’s notable players are Andre Frank Angisa, Andre Onana, Brian Mbumo, Chaupo Moting. They have won just one of their last five matches.
Uruguay have won their opening game just once in the last seven World Cups. Their goal is to change this routine. Players like Luis Suarez, Darwin Nunes, Ronald Araujo and Edison Cavani are notable in the Uruguayan line-up. Uruguay is performing well under Diego Alonso, who replaced Oscar Tabarez as coach.
Korea suffered a setback due to the injury of star player Son Heung Min. If the zone does not play, Korea’s situation will be much worse. Korean stars like Hwang Uijo and Kum Minjae are in the lineup.
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