Brazil – Switzerland | 28/11/2022 WORLD CUP

Pre-tournament favourites Brazil face Switzerland in a World Cup Group G clash on Monday at Stadium 974.With a resounding win in their opening fixture, Brazil lived up to those expectations placed on them before the finals.

For pre-tournament favourites Brazil, overcoming a dogged Serbia 2-0 in their World Cup opener marked a perfect start to their Group G campaign. It wasn’t all good news, with Brazil boss Tite watching on in anguish as star-man Neymar limped off in tears in the closing stages, though the Seleção coach remains confident he will play again in the World Cup, and given Brazil have reached at least the quarter-finals in the last seven World Cup editions, he should have plenty of recovery time.

Going that far in a highly-competitive competition is by no means a guarantee, but the record five-time World Cup winners can now all-but wrap up their progression to the knockouts with a victory over Switzerland. Despite the 14-place gulf in the FIFA rankings that victory is by no means assured, given Brazil have won just three of nine historical H2H clashes (D4, L2), though with the most wins (74) and goals (231) in World Cup history, you wouldn’t bet against Tite’s men ending that mini-hoodoo in style.

Switzerland will be aiming to wrap up their own progression to the round of 16 as an early Christmas gift however, after beating Cameroon 1-0 to open their campaign. While Brazil are famed for their ‘samba’ style, expect Switzerland to give as good as they get, with Breel Embolo’s winner in that victory finishing off a 13-pass move, which was the most passes preceding a Switzerland World Cup goal since 1966!

Such a goal and victory only proceeded to back up Murat Yakin’s claim that his side are “the best Switzerland national team that has ever existed”. That will certainly be put to the test against FIFA’s #1 ranked side, but having already dispatched top-ten ranked Portugal and Spain in the UEFA Nations League this year, the Swiss have proved they can rub shoulders with international football’s elite.


Date: 28/11/2022
Time: 19:00
Venue: Stadium 974 (Doha)
Pick for this match:
“1” – @ 1.49 ( BETWINNER )

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