On the fifth day of the FIFA World Cup Qatar, four matches in Groups G and H will be played from the 24th to 25th (Japan time).
[Group G Switzerland vs Cameroon]
Switzerland vs. Cameroon in Group G will be held from 7:00 pm Japan time on the 24th.
Switzerland, ranked 15th in the world, is in its 12th appearance in five consecutive tournaments.
In the European qualifiers, they were in the same group as Italy, who ranked 6th in the world, but with a solid defense led by keeper Yann Masot, they managed to concede only 2 goals in their 8 matches and won 5 wins with 3 draws to beat Italy into the finals. decided.
On the other hand, Cameroon, who is ranked 43rd in the world, has participated in the tournament for the first time in two tournaments, and their best result was the best eight in the 1990 tournament in Italy.
Coach Rigobert Song, who participated in 137 games, the most in the history of the national team, is attracting attention for this tournament.
[Group H Uruguay vs South Korea]
Uruguay vs. South Korea in Group H will be played from 10:00 pm Japan time on the 24th.
Uruguay, ranked 14th in the world, has participated in four tournaments for the 14th time in a row and has won the tournament twice.
In addition to experienced veterans such as Luis Suárez and Edison Cavani, who have been leading the attacking doubles, young players such as attacking midfielder Federico Valverde are expected to play an active role.
Korea, ranked 28th in the world, has participated in 10 consecutive tournaments and 11 times, the most number of appearances among Asian players.
We have Son Heung-min, who scored 23 goals last season in the English Premier League, the world's highest peak, and became the first Asian player to become the top scorer.
The key to the game is how well you can connect the ball to the striker Son.
[Group H Portugal vs Ghana]
Portugal vs. Ghana, also in Group H, will be held from 1:00 am on the 25th, Japan time.
Portugal, ranked ninth in the world, has qualified for six consecutive eighth tournaments, and the best result was finishing third in England in 1966. In the previous tournament, they were eliminated in the first round of the final tournament.
Global superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will play a central role in the World Cup, and if he participates in this tournament, he will be participating in the World Cup for the fifth time, which is the highest number in history.
Attention will be focused on how much ace striker Ronaldo can set his sights on the tournament.
On the other hand, Ghana ranked 61st in the world, the lowest among the participating teams in this tournament, and is participating in the tournament for the first time in two tournaments.
Their best performance was in the quarter-finals at the 2010 South Africa tournament, and they will aim to advance into the top ranks with Japan national team Takehiro TOMIYASU and teammate Thomas Party playing key roles in both offense and defense.
[Group G Brazil vs Serbia]
Brazil vs. Serbia in Group G will start at 4:00 am on the 25th, Japan time.
Brazil, ranked No. 1 in the world, has participated in 22 consecutive tournaments for the 22nd time, and is the only football kingdom to have participated in all tournaments since the first tournament.
Although they have won five times in the past, they have not advanced to the finals in the last four tournaments, and they will aim to advance to the finals centered on Neymar, the absolute ace, and win the world record six times.
On the other hand, Serbia, ranked 21st in the world, will be making their 13th appearance in two tournaments in a row.