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World Cup Daily: Portugal, Brazil like contenders in tournament debut


While Uruguay failed to meet the pre-tournament hype in its 2022 World Cup debut, Brazil and Portugal looks as convincing as any team has played so far. Here’s everything that happened in the World Cup today and what to watch tomorrow.

Switzerland 1, Cameroon 0

Breel Embolowho was born in Cameroon, scored the winning goal for Switzerland first indomitable lions on Thursday. Out of respect, he didn’t celebrate his goal.

Breel Embolo of Switzerland scores against Cameroon in 48′ | World Cup 2022

Watch Switzerland’s Breel Embolo score against Cameroon in the 48th minute at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

The fact that Cameroon won 3 points against Switzerland is huge considering their next opponents are: Serbia and Brazil.

Highlights Switzerland vs Cameroon | World Cup 2022

Switzerland continued to win with a score of 1-0.

Uruguay 0, South Korea 0

There have been goalless draws in the first leg of the group stage – four to be exact – but none as peaceful as the Uruguay-South Korea game. Neither team had a shot on goal. However, both teams took points, which puts them well positioned to head into the final two matches of the group stage.

Highlights Uruguay vs Korea | World Cup 2022

Both teams threatened late, but Uruguay and South Korea drew 0-0.

Portugal 3, Ghana 2

cristiano ronaldo Portugal made things easy in the first game of the tournament and his teammates responded by scoring two more goals and thwarting Ghana’s belated comeback attempt. Portugal are currently at the top of the table, and if they continue to play as they did on Thursday, there is no reason to believe they will fall out of that position.

Highlights Portugal vs Ghana

Cristiano Ronaldo made his fifth World Cup appearance against Portugal in his first game against Ghana.

Brazil 2, Serbia 0

It’s hard to believe that Brazil didn’t have more goals than the match against Serbia. We knew Brazil’s attacking combinations wouldn’t be fair even before the ball was kicked, but they showed the hype in the first game. Out of the 22 shots it took, 9 hit the target and it ended up with an xG of 2.34.

Highlights Brazil vs Serbia

Brazil and Serbia face off in the opening match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup with solid performances on both sides

GOAL OF THE DAY

Forget the goal for the day; this could be the Goal of the Tournament when all is said and done.

Richarlison gives Brazil a 2-0 lead with an acrobatic goal

Watch Brazil’s Richarlison score against Serbia in the 73rd minute at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

SUPPORT OF THE DAY

Bruno Fernandes entered the tournament as one of the world’s deadliest set men – he showed why on Thursday. Any later, Joao Felix should have been offside.

Joao Felix of Portugal scores against Ghana

Watch Portugal’s Joao Felix score against Ghana in the 77th minute at the 2022 Men’s World Cup.

MUST WATCH MOMENTS

Inaki Williams Nearly scored Ghana’s equalizer for sneaking behind the Portuguese goalkeeper Diogo Costawho didn’t know he was there.

Ghana could almost equalize with Portugal after a late mistake by goalkeeper Diogo Costa

In a GREAT finish, Portugal goalkeeper Diogo Costa made a late-game mistake and missed Ghana’s Iñaki Williams, who stole the ball, but fell back trying to score the winning goal. match score.

If it does, it will be one of the tournament’s most memorable moments — rather, it’s just a moment we have to watch for the day.

Wales vs Iran, 5am ​​ET on FS1

Iran and Wales fans won’t be the only ones watching Friday’s game. The United States’ hopes of advancing to the knockout round will be well boosted if Iran wins or draws. The last thing the United States needed was a Welsh victory.

Qatar vs Senegal, 8am ET on FS1

After losing to Ecuador in their opening match, Qatar will be looking to claim their first win of the tournament against a Senegal team trying to do the same. A loss would knock the host nation out of the World Cup.

Netherlands vs Ecuador, 11 a.m. ET on FOX

Ecuador had no problems against Qatar in the tournament’s opening match – how it would be fair to a Dutch team after a confidence-building win against a team many see as the dark horse for the title. enemy?

UK vs USA, 2 p.m. ET on FOX

Football? Football? All will be decided on Friday, as will the path to the US knockout round.

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