FIFA World Cup 2022 scores, takeaways: Portugal top Uruguay, Brazil outlast Switzerland, Ghana win, more

Day 9 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar came to a close as the second leg of the tournament ended as Portugal beat Uruguay 2-0 in the final match of the day with Bruno Fernandes scoring both goals to send his team through to the knockout stages. with one match left.

Before that, Brazil needed 80 minutes to score but was eventually led 1-0 by Switzerland thanks to a goal from Casemiro. It was a tough job for Brazil but they got it done. Without Neymar pulling the strings, Brazil’s attack is often heavy against a well-organized Switzerland that has resisted being divided for 80 minutes. But in the end, the Swiss were knocked out and it was Casemiro stepping up from the defensive midfield into the box to receive a substitute Antony’s pass that made the difference. Brazil are only the second team, after France, to win their first two matches and they have now secured a place in the round of 16.

To start Monday, that’s all the goals at the World Cup. It all started with an exciting and engaging clash between Cameroon and Serbia, full of action. The match ended 3-3 after Cameroon scored the opening goal but then at the end of the first half, Serbia overturned the result and scored twice in less than three minutes. Everything seemed to be over for Cameroon after Serbia scored the third goal from Aleksandar Mitrovic early in the second half, but the African team scored twice from Vincent Aboubakar and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.

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South Korea and Ghana then set the tone for Group H with a dramatic five-goal match as Ghana won 3-2. South Korea opened the game with plenty of possession and earned seven corners in the first half, but Ghana scored twice thanks to Mohammed Salisu and Mohammed Kudus to take the lead after halftime. A strong Korean counterattack in the second half led to two goals to level the score, both from Cho Gue-sung. But the winner of the game came from Ghana as Kudus scored the second of the game to take all three points for the African side.

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No Neymar, a few problems?

Brazil isn’t so sharp, but when you can’t have your best day in attack and still beat Switzerland 1-0, you’re doing something right. Without Neymar’s injury, the attack was not as smooth as the opening match against Serbia, but that was more than enough when Casemiro’s goal less than 10 minutes ago lifted Brazil to 6 points. The victory was enough to help Brazil win a place in the round of 16. Although the attack sometimes lacks synchronization, still learning to cope without superstars, they still have their moments.

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Vinicius Jr. appeared to have scored the opening goal before his goal was disallowed, leaving Casemiro to do this:

After having 9 shots on target in the opening match, Brazil had 5 shots in this game, but again they were efficient enough and can now even rest some players in the second leg. 3rd.

Uruguay is in big trouble with the next Ghana

Who would have thought that a team with Darwin Nunez, Fede Valverde, Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani could not score after two games. Diego Alonso’s men are in big trouble after another goose egg was attacked.

Substitute Maxi Gomez hit the post, and Rodrigo Benatncur missed a golden opportunity in the first half. If you remember, Diego Godin also hit the post in the opening match against Korea. It’s not that they have trouble creating, it’s that they don’t convert. Well, against Ghana, they will have to.

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To progress, Uruguay must beat Ghana and hope Korea does not beat Portugal, because if it does, it will lead to a goal difference.

But don’t look down on the Ghanaians after the 3-2 win over South Korea. They have had 5 goals scored in this tournament and have proven to be a tough opponent to play. It will make no difference when these two meet on Friday.

Portugal almost avoids Brazil

This is an important victory for Portugal. Not only will that help them qualify for the next round, but it will also make them strong contenders for the top spot, and with that, most likely, they’ll avoid Brazil in the round of 16. Group G, which means the runner-up of Group H will be their opponents in the next round. Portugal now have the right to still win the group even if they suffer a 1-goal loss to South Korea.

World Cup scores, fixtures

Monday, November 28
Cameroon 3, Serbia 3
Korea 2, Ghana 3
Brazil 1, Switzerland 0
Portugal 2, Uruguay 0

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