FIFA World Cup: Results and reactions from day 4

Switzerland takes on Cameroon in Group G of the World Cup in Qatar.

Granit Xhaka will hope to continue his form for Arsenal to Qatar, while the Indomitable Lions will rely on Vincent Aboubakar and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting up front.

Switzerland fell short against Sweden in the last 16 at Russia 2018 and will be confident they can progress to at least that stage, possibly competing against Serbia with tournament favorites Brazil expected to win the group.

Meanwhile Cameroon are returning to the World Cup for the first time since 2014 when they were knocked out in the group stage and they have not gone further than this since 1990 when they made it to the quarter-finals.

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Switzerland vs Cameroon

Switzerland is a team that has consistently beaten their weight in major tournaments, having advanced from their group in their last four major tournaments.

While they previously fell at the first hurdle in the knockout stages, last year’s European Championships were a different story as they stunned world champions France in the last 16, advancing on penalties after a thrilling 3-3 draw in which Granit Xhaka was the best. . star of the show.

The last time they appeared on the world stage, Switzerland advanced to the round of 16 but lost to Sweden with one goal. Likewise in 2014, Angel Di Maria’s last-minute beauty resulted in a heartbreaking loss to Argentina in the first knockout round.

There will be a familiar feeling in Qatar for Switzerland, with their two group opponents from 2018 – Brazil and Serbia – matching them again, with the addition of Cameroon this time.

Jamie BraidwoodNovember 24, 2022 08:55

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Switzerland vs Cameroon

Cameroon were only minutes away from their World Cup dreams which evaporated when they contested a play-off with Algeria earlier this year. But with a dramatic last-minute goal from Karl Toko Ekambi, the Indomitable Lions earned their place in Qatar on away goals.

Captained by former Porto striker Vincent Aboubakar, Cameroon finished third in their home Africa Cup of Nations at the start of 2022, missing out on a place in the final on penalties to Egypt – another African team absent in Qatar.

Although they didn’t qualify for Russia four years ago, they drew a group with Brazil in 2014, losing 4-1 in their last game having lost all three meetings – the other two to Mexico and Croatia.

They also disappointed in South Africa in 2010 but armed this year with some strong forwards and one of the most promising young goalkeepers in the world former Ajax player and current Inter Milan keeper Andre Onana, Cameroon could surprise many in the winter World Cup.

Jamie BraidwoodNovember 24, 2022 08:50

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Switzerland vs Cameroon: Odds and predictions

Forecast

Switzerland have the advantage on paper but Cameroon are a useful team who can put up a competitive fight in Group G, especially considering their pedigree in attack and their excellent goalkeeping. Switzerland 1-1 Cameroon.

Jamie BraidwoodNovember 24, 2022 08:45

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Switzerland vs Cameroon

The Group G match kicks off at 10am GMT at the Al-Janoub Stadium in Al-Wakrah.

On which TV channels and how can I watch online?

It will be shown live on ITV 1, with coverage starting at 9am, as well as online on ITV X.

Jamie BraidwoodNovember 24, 2022 08:40

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Switzerland vs Cameroon: Initial team news

Switzerland have named four goalkeepers in their squad due to Yann Sommer’s fitness issues.

Kevin Mbabu and Steven Zuber were injured and were not involved in the World Cup.

Cameroon is expected to have a full squad to choose from, with captain Vincent Aboubakar set to lead the line up front.

Switzerland: Kobel, Widmer, Akanji, Elvedi, Rodriguez, Freuler, Xhaka, Shaqiri, Sow, Vargas, Embolo.

Cameroon: Onana, Fai, N’Koulou, Castelleto, Tolo, Anguissa, Ntcham, Mbeumo, Choupo-Moting, Ekambi, Aboubakar.

Jamie BraidwoodNovember 24, 2022 08:35

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Good morning

Hello and welcome to day five of the World Cup, which starts this morning with Switzerland vs Cameroon.

Granit Xhaka will hope to continue his form for Arsenal to Qatar, while the Indomitable Lions will rely on Vincent Aboubakar and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting up front.

Switzerland fell short against Sweden in the last 16 at Russia 2018 and will be confident they can progress to at least that stage, possibly competing against Serbia with tournament favorites Brazil expected to win the group.

Meanwhile Cameroon are returning to the World Cup for the first time since 2014 when they were knocked out in the group stage and they have not gone further than this since 1990 when they made it to the quarter-finals.

Follow all the build-ups with us here.

Jamie BraidwoodNovember 24, 2022 08:30