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World Cup 2022, Day 13: The schedule and what’s at stake | Qatar World Cup 2022 Information

South Korea, Ghana, Uruguay, Serbia and Cameroon are all vying for a spot within the knockout spherical in Friday’s matches, whereas Brazil and Portugal have already certified.

We’re lastly right here — the ultimate day of group matches in Qatar. Let’s dive in. 4 video games are scheduled for day 13 — Friday, December 2 — of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Group H: South Korea vs Portugal (Schooling Metropolis Stadium, 6pm)

Group H: Ghana vs Uruguay (Al Janoub Stadium, 6pm)

Group G: Serbia vs Switzerland (Stadium 974, 10pm)

Group G: Cameroon vs Brazil (Lusail Iconic Stadium, 10pm)

South Korea’s Cho Gue-sung celebrates after scoring his facet’s second purpose throughout the World Cup Group H match towards Ghana, on the Schooling Metropolis Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, November 28, 2022 [File: Lee Jin-man/AP Photo]

South Korea vs Portugal

Portugal have already secured a spot within the final 16 — and they are going to be seeking to keep unbeaten towards a flailing South Korea, who lost 2-3 to Ghana, to safe the highest spot in Group H.

Cristiano Ronaldo and firm head comfortably into Friday’s match after edging Ghana and clobbering Uruguay, whereas South Korea, for his or her half, will likely be thrust right into a do-or-die second after mustering only a single level following a scoreless stalemate with Uruguay.

South Korea, nevertheless, might take inspiration from their 2002 World Cup 1-0 win over Portugal, the place they progressed to the final 16 for a semi-final run, knocking the Seleção das Quinas out.

Coach Paulo Bento won’t be helming South Korea’s bench after he was proven a purple card for a late-game outburst in his workforce’s bout with Ghana.

“Qualification is assured however we additionally need 1st place,” Ronaldo tweeted earlier than the match. “There are not any limits for this workforce or our objectives. Let’s go for extra! Power Portugal!”

Ghana fans
A fan of Ghana cheers previous to the World Cup Group H match towards South Korea on the Schooling Metropolis Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar on November 28, 2022 [File: Luca Bruno/AP Photo]

Ghana vs Uruguay

It’s now or by no means for Uruguay in the event that they hope to advance to the 2022 World Cup knockout spherical after being outplayed by Portugal and robbed by goalposts in a goalless draw with South Korea.

For Ghana, the lowest-ranked workforce on the World Cup, a draw towards the South People could possibly be sufficient to propel them into the final 16. However that’s provided that Portugal can dismantle a feisty South Korea of their Friday confrontation. Ghana have been bested by Portugal however confirmed promise in keeping off a spirited South Korea on Monday.

For Uruguay to seek out the win column at Al Janoub Stadium, veterans Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani — who’ve struggled to date — might want to sparkle.

Ghana, in the meantime, have their sights set on redemption, after Uruguay dealt the Black Stars an ignominious quarter-final defeat at South Africa’s 2010 World Cup.


Serbia's Strahinja Pavlovi
Serbia’s Strahinja Pavlovic, left, celebrates after scoring his facet’s opening purpose towards Cameroon, November 27 [Showkat Shafi/Al Jazeera]

Serbia vs Switzerland

Switzerland are gunning for Group G’s closing spot of their Friday bout with Serbia — a rematch of their tightly contested 2018 World Cup encounter that was clouded by political tensions.

It will be a daunting uphill trek for Serbia to make the knockout stage, although.

Not solely should Serbia overcome the Fifteenth-ranked Swiss, led by Granit Xhaka, by a large purpose margin, however they may even rely on Cameroon to slip previous Brazil for a slender victory.

Switzerland, sitting at three factors, are poised to affix Brazil within the final 16. A win will get them there, however so would a draw, however provided that underdogs Cameroon can outshine a dominant Brazil.

Brazil fans
A sea of Brazil’s followers pictured on the nation’s recreation with Switzerland at Stadium 974 in Qatar on November 28 [Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera]

Cameroon vs Brazil

Can Cameroon triumph towards the number-one ranked — and undefeated — Brazil, who’re hovering excessive after wins towards Switzerland and Serbia?

If that’s the case, the Indomitable Lions might want to play their finest after a loss to Switzerland and a draw with Serbia. Maintain your eyes on striker Vincent Aboubakar, who ensured Cameroon’s survival after netting arguably one of many 2022 World Cup’s most spectacular objectives towards Serbia.

Brazil, who’ve already certified for the event’s knockout phases, are anticipated to relaxation lots of their prime gamers in Friday’s recreation. It’s unclear if Neymar, sidelined from the group phases attributable to harm, might make a knockout stage comeback.

Brazil will tackle one of many Group H opponents — Portugal, Ghana, South Korea or Uruguay — within the knockout stage. They are going to play the group’s runners-up with a win on Friday. A loss might spell a possible showdown with Portugal, relying on how issues shake out on Friday.

Have you ever missed out on any of the World Cup motion? Al Jazeera English has you coated. See which groups have progressed — and which of them are going dwelling — here. Trying to flex your soccer foresight? Look no additional than Kashef, our artificial intelligence (AI) predictor, who’s calling all of the matches in Qatar.

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