DOHA, Qatar – Brazil and Switzerland have marked their ticket spots for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar just Friday, setting the Circle of 16 in place. Excitement may have been rising weeks before the start of the World Cup, yet things are about to get more feisty in the coming days as matches between these 16 greats are about to take place.
To recap the recent happenings at the World Cup, Brazil, one of the tournament favorites, and Cameroon’s opponent played to a scoreless draw until the second minute of stoppage time. Vincent Aboubakar of Cameroon scored the game’s opening and lone goal with a perfectly placed header.
Cameroon is leaving the tournament despite narrowly defeating Brazil 1-0 since they placed third in their group. Brazil’s 17-game winning streak comes to an end with the setback, which is the first group-stage loss for Brazil since a loss to Norway in 1998. On Monday, Brazil will compete against South Korea.
on Tuesday with Portugal.
At Stadium 974, Switzerland defeated Serbia 3-2 to advance. The Swiss men made it to the Round of 16 in the previous three World Cups.
In the last minutes, tensions between the two teams rose as players shoved and pushed one another. Total yellow cards issued to both teams throughout the game were 11. Up next, Switzerland will play Portugal and superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
The following countries and teams that made it to the Circle of 16 at FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022:
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Croatia, England, France, Japan, Morocco, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Senegal, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States are among the countries that are represented.
Meanwhile, Switzerland defeated Serbia in a thrilling match climbing up to the knockout stage.
Still at Doha, Qatar – Serbia and Switzerland were tied 2-2 as the thrilling first half came to an end. Duan Vlahovi, a star striker for Serbia who is currently out with an injury, scored his first World Cup goal to give his team a 2-1 lead. But just before halftime, Switzerland quickly responded.
It’s been a really even game; both teams have had about equal amounts of possession time. Compared to Switzerland’s five shots on goal, Serbia has three.
If either team wants to advance to the knockout round, they both cannot afford to lose this game. The second half should be exciting. And it really was.
The teams are back on the field at Stadium 974 in Doha, Qatar, for the second half. What lies ahead? Based on what we observed during the ferocious opening 45 minutes of play, there may be more goals.
Switzerland is looking for an outright victory, which would ensure a place to the Round of 16, even if it might conceivably move to the knockout round with a draw. Serbia is under considerably more strain. If it wants to advance, it must triumph.
With lots of action, the second half began just like the first one did. Remo Freuler, a Swiss midfielder, scored an outstanding goal in the 48th minute to make it 3-2. Reuben Vargas’ flick pass served as the catalyst for the team goal.
As they anxiously watch their team, which needs two goals to advance in the tournament, the raucous Serbian fans have become a little quieter. To defeat Serbia and move to the knockout round, Switzerland required all three of its goals.
Serbia put up a spirited fight, scoring twice in the first half, and maintaining almost equal possession time and shot attempts throughout the game. In the end, the squad lost 3-2 because it was unable to score a late equalizer.
Brazil from Group G will join the Swiss in the Round of 16. Serbia will not participate in Qatar 2022 as a result of the defeat.