The Brazilian national team will be on a date today, Monday, with an early qualification decision - without waiting for the surprises of the other round - when it faces Switzerland at the summit of Group G of the Qatar World Cup 2022. And all his ambition is to devote the "terrifying" face that appeared in the first match against Serbia, And confirming his determination to win the title, which has been absent from his coffers for 20 years.
The same ambition also exists for Portugal, which seeks to reach the sixth point when it plays Uruguay at the top of Group H.
The ninth day of the World Cup will witness two strong matches as well, the first will bring together Cameroon and Serbia and the second will bring Ghana together with South Korea.
to settle matters early
The Brazilian national team, which holds the record for the number of times winning the World Cup with 5 titles, will play with the Swiss national team, at Stadium (974), at seven in the evening Mecca Al-Mukarramah time.
Perhaps the Brazil national team will officially reserve its seat in the next round without waiting for the last round, if it beats Switzerland, and the Cameroon national team falters in its meeting with Serbia in the same round.
As for the Swiss national team, it is possible to seize the passage card to the elimination rounds, if it wins against Brazil, and the Serbian national team stumbles against Cameroon.
While each team is looking for its first victory over the other in their third confrontation (Brazil and Switzerland) in the World Cup, after imposing the same tie on their previous matches in the World Cup, where they tied 2-2 in the version of the competition that was held in Brazil in 1950, while they tied 1-1. 1 in the last edition in Russia in 2018.
Brazil's last training session in preparation for the match against Switzerland (Getty Images)
The "samba dancers" enter the match missing the services of their star, Neymar, who suffered an injury to the collateral ligament of the ankle during the confrontation with Serbia, which caused him not to complete the match, and the cameras showed him crying on the bench.
The Brazil national team also suffers from the absence of its player, Danielo, from facing Switzerland, after he suffered a sprained ankle in the last match, but despite this, the two will be ready to participate in the rest of the team’s campaign in the tournament.
Despite the impressive level of Neymar in the recent period, his absence will not greatly affect the Brazilian national team, which has an amazing squad of stars, especially in the offensive line.
On the other hand, the Swiss national team, which is participating for the 12th time in the World Cup, aspires to come out with a positive result that enhances its hopes of advancing to the knockout stages for the eighth time in its history and the third in a row in the World Cup, before its upcoming meeting with Serbia at the end of the group stage.
Switzerland's national team includes duo Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri, who have great experience in midfield, as well as striker Brill Embolo, who scored the team's only goal in Cameroon.
The Swiss national team also has veteran goalkeeper Jan Sumer, who won the best player award in the team's match against Cameroon, where Mourad Yakin, the coach of the team, relies on him to counter the expected Brazilian attacks in the match.
And for the same group, and at one o'clock Mecca Al-Mukarramah time, the Cameroon and Serbia national teams will play the last chance match, when they will meet in the South Stadium, and their common ambition is to achieve the first 3 points in order to stay in the competition.
Ronaldo wants "revenge"
Cristiano Ronaldo seeks to settle his country's qualification to the final price of the World Cup in Qatar, by defeating Uruguay in a revenge confrontation for the "Seleção" Europe, after its exciting victory in the first match against Ghana 3-2.
The 37-year-old entered history in the first round of Group H competitions by opening the scoring for Portugal from a penalty kick in its exciting 3-2 victory over Ghana.
After Uruguay and South Korea tied 0-0, Portugal topped by 3 points before its upcoming confrontation with Uruguay in the veteran meeting that brings together “CR7” Luis Soares (35 years), Edinson Cavani (35 years) and defender Diego Godin (36 years).
Portugal's last training session before the Uruguay match (Reuters)
The confrontation will be revenge for the 2016 European champions, who were bid farewell to the 2018 finals at the hands of Uruguay, with a goal for “Pepe” compared to two goals for “Cavani”.
Likewise, Fernando Santos' men will try to rehabilitate and emerge victorious, which will allow them to qualify for the final price, regardless of the outcome of the match between South Korea and Ghana, which made a remarkable performance against Portugal, but that was not enough to avoid defeat.
Once again, the focus will be on Ronaldo, "one of the best players in the world, and one of the best scorers in history," according to his coach Santos, who predicted after the inaugural victory that "after 50 years we will still talk about him. We talk about Pele and Maradona now who played 50 years ago, So I think we will continue to talk about Ronaldo."
On the opposite side, and after he lost his luck against South Korea with two balls that bounced off the post, the "La Celeste" team, champion in 1930 and 1950, seeks to renew the victory over Ronaldo and his companions to enhance its chances of reaching the final price for the fourth time in a row, after 2010 (semi-final) and 2014 (final price). ) and 2018 (Quarterfinals).
The match will be held at Lusail Stadium at 10:00 Mecca Al-Mukarramah time.
In the same group, the Ghana national team will play the last chance match when it will meet South Korea in a heavy-caliber African-Asian summit, and all the ambitions of Andre Ayew's colleagues is to devote the strong performance they showed against Portugal and achieve their first 3 points in this tournament.
However, the path of the representative of the African continent will not be strewn with roses, especially after the strong performance of South Korea in the previous match against Uruguay, in which they forced Suarez's teammates to tie.
This match will be held at four o'clock Mecca Al-Mukarramah time, and it will be hosted by the Education City Stadium.