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Switzerland vs Cameroon: World Cup 2022 – Dwell | World Cup 2022

Switzerland score with their first shot on target. They move the ball across the pitch quickly, eventually reaching Shaqiri on the right, who slides a cross into Embolo allowing him to tap in from six yards. He does not celebrate because he was born in Cameroon.

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Here we go again!

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An entertaining and even first half. Both teams will be happy with their performances and will probably be a little irked they have failed to find the net.

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Peep! Peep! Peep! Here we go!

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Switzerland (4-2-3-1): Sommer; Widmer, Akanji, Elvedi, Rodríguez; Freuler, Xhaka; Shaqiri, Sow, Vargas; Embolo

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Cameroon (4-3-3): Onana; Tolo, Nkoulou, Castelletto, Fai; Gouet, Hongla, Zambo Anguissa; Mbeumo, Choupo-Moting, Toko Ekambi.

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There are some big hitters entering the World Cup fray today: Brazil, the unemployed Cristiano Ronaldo, to name but two. There are few big hitters, however, than Xherdan Shaqiri’s calves. The Swiss international has 109 caps to his name in his 31 years. Experience is a theme of this Switzerland squad; there are three players with a century of international appearances to their name, not to mention Haris Seferovic on 98 and 33-year-old Yann Sommer. It helped them defeat France in the Euros to reach the quarter finals. They made it out of the group at the past two World Cups, so will come into this feeling relatively confident.

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Obviously, the fact Brazil are also in Group G makes this a must-win game for Switzerland and Cameroon. The Africans are not at their historic best but there is plenty of quality running throughout the side. From Andre Onana in net to the in form Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting at the other end of the pitch, Cameroon can give most teams a game of their day. The finished third in last year’s Africa Cup of Nations, so they know how to progress in a tournament. They arrive in Qatar ranked 43rd in the world, 28 below Switzerland, which is a slight indication of the difference between the two teams but I think the gap is not as large as Gianni Infantino’s boffins think.

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Let’s hope for a decent game to get Group G off to a fine start.

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Kick-off: 10am GMT

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Vital occasions

50 minutes: A deep free kick from Cameron is hit on the again submit and again into the hazard space however Sommer comes out to clear.

Aim! Switzerland 1-0 Cameroon (Embolo, 48)

Switzerland scored with their first shot on track. They transfer the ball rapidly throughout the pitch, finally reaching Shaqiri on the fitting, who slides a cross into Embolo and lets it in from six yards. He doesn’t have fun as a result of he was born in Cameroon.

47 minutes: Vargas maneuvers a bit down the left however leaves the ball behind, which appears to backfire.

The opposite half

Right here we go once more!

Plainly ITV desires me to go to Qatar. I believe I am going to go, thanks.

Laura Woods hates vuvuzelas.

Kári Tulinius Emails: “Referee Facundo Tello has had recreation. Actually, I did not understand till the Finnish commentator talked about of their final recreation earlier than the World Cup that it was the identical ref who confirmed Argentina 10 crimson playing cards within the equal of the Neighborhood Defend.

Facundo Tello gears up for the World Cup with a spectacular show in Boca v Racing pic.twitter.com/uoCbfMnoUy

— James Dart (@James_Dart) November 6, 2022

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Get your Vlahovic fill throughout halftime.

Switzerland 0-0 Cameroon

An entertaining and even first half. Each groups can be happy with their efficiency and maybe somewhat irritated that they failed to search out the online.

45+1 min: A Switzerland nook discovered Akanji on the sting of the six-yard field however he might solely ship his header vast. An incredible alternative.

45 minutes: Solely two minutes added.

44 minutes: How a lot time can be added earlier than halftime? I do not keep in mind any be aware stopping, so … eight minutes?

42 minutes: Elvedi is concerned down the opposite finish as he fails to cope with a cross however meets my rebounding Choupo-Moting shot for a nook. Mbeumo takes it however Switzerland clears the ball away.

40 minutes: Castellito is dispossessed by Embolo 30 yards from his personal purpose. Embolo finishes on purpose however Castelletto is decided to get again and is in time to deal with the striker and ship the ball out for a nook.

The ensuing set-piece finds Elvedi eight yards out, he stoops to go on purpose however fires his effort simply vast.

38 minutes: It has been an entertaining recreation thus far with each groups wanting harmful within the closing third however the Swiss are but to check Onana.

36 minutes: Widmer is in motion down the opposite finish, beating Toto Ekumbi contained in the six-yard field after Faye’s cross and making a vital save.

Faye goes into the guide moments later for an pointless late problem on Alvedi.

34 minutes: Switzerland beat the press and performed the ball to Widmer on the fitting, who might have flashed a cross on the six-yard line however Cameron cleared it.

32 minutes: Andros Townsend on Co-Comms says you possibly can gauge a staff’s confidence by how their fullbacks are taking part in. In case you have been questioning, Cameroon is a excessive and vast recreation.

half-hour: Neat play from Mbeumo and Choupo-Moting was all the time the prelude to slipping a go to Hangla, who curled a shot throughout Sommer. The goalkeeper can solely palm it in entrance of him however fortunately the goalkeeper has a defender to swipe clear.

Daniel makes an fascinating level. FIFA cannot get many calls proper. I am afraid they do not even think about that sort of factor.

@Will_Unwin Crimson shirts & shorts, vs inexperienced shirts & socks. One other cracking match for the color blind. Why, FIFA, why? Or ought to we be grateful the socks are clearly completely different?

— Daniel Coomber (@danieljcoomber) November 24, 2022

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@Will_Unwin Crimson shirts and shorts, versus inexperienced shirts and socks. One other cracking match for the colour blind. Why, FIFA, why? Or ought to we be grateful socks are distinctly completely different?

— Daniel Coomber (@danieljcoomber) November 24, 2022

28 minutes: Cameron wins the purpose kick though Tolo seems to be to be the person to get the final contact. A smile from Tolo means he thinks so too.

26 minutes: Adm. Pajak Emails: “Cameron have not had their finest time within the WCs since Italy 90 with one win and ten defeats in 15 video games because the loss towards England.

“Switzerland, then again, are a tricky nut to crack – they not often win or lose inside 90 minutes in WCs (solely 4 defeats in 15 video games have come inside 90 minutes).

“Nonetheless, I’m wondering if having too many gamers on the flawed aspect of the 30s has been an issue for large groups comparable to Argentina, Germany, Croatia and Belgium, whereas England and Spain look extra full of life than any of the aforementioned groups. Are available. Switzerland additionally has a good 30-something Schär.

I’m wondering if the expertise of event soccer could be very helpful for Switzerland. These gamers know work. And a phenomenal sentence there.

Xherdan Shaqiri below scrutiny from Martin Hongla and Karl Tuko Ecumbe. Picture: Naushad Thekile/EPA

24 minutes: Cameron strikes the ball to Mbuemo on the fitting, he seems to be prepared to chop in and shoot however Switzerland blocks him. The assault earned Cameron a nook. Mbuemo sends it into the field however misses all of it.

22 min: Switzerland take a little bit of threat on the again with some quick passes. Elwedi doesn’t put sufficient tempo on his again go for Sommer who will get to the ball a second earlier than Mbemo and sticks it to his centre-back.

20 minutes: A few crosses are despatched to the field and cleaned. The ball units up Xhaka who seems to be to dunk a ball excessive however he is a bit an excessive amount of on the go and it goes out for a purpose kick.

18 minutes: “Thanks for the great protection from Dawn. (front room?).” asks Invoice Hargreaves. I am undoubtedly right here, with my very messy desk. “Possibly I’ve an oversight, however I can not see Roger Milla’s identify on the staff sheet. Is it a typo?”

He needed to relaxation to ensure he was capable of accumulate his prize from Infantino earlier than the match.

16 minutes: Switzerland look too eager to throw crosses into the field. They’re nonetheless a number of bother but it surely looks as if a intelligent plan.

quarter-hour: Choupo-Moting beat Akanji to a ball on the midway line, permitting him to run on purpose. The Manchester Metropolis defender drops again to place him below stress, that means the shot lacks energy, permitting Sommer to get down to dam it.

14 minutes: Vargas takes a step ahead and drops his shoulder to the left earlier than pinging a low cross into the hall of uncertainty however there isn’t any Switzerland participant in sight, permitting Cameron to clear. Moments later Shaqiri runs previous Mbolo within the space but it surely goes over. Not that it actually issues as a result of he is a yard offside.

12 minutes: Xhaka decides to let fly from 30 yards however sends the ball too excessive over the bar after which for some purpose shouts at his teammates.

10 minutes: Two probabilities for Cameron. An extended go is performed by the Swiss protection for Mbuemo to chase down, he will get there and fires straight at Sommer. The rebounds land on the toes of Toko Ekambi however he fires the ball over from 10 yards.

Karl Tuko Ekambi missed an early chance for Cameroon.
Karl Tuko Ekambi missed an early likelihood for Cameroon. Picture: Marco Dorica/Reuters

8 minutes: Cameron has the primary half-attack of the match, successful a free kick 35 yards from purpose. Mbuemo takes it however fails to defeat the primary man and the risk is quickly over.

6 minutes: Embolo rolls the defender and performs it to Shaqiri, who swings a cross right into a harmful space from the fitting however there is no such thing as a one in crimson to satisfy it. Nonetheless, there’s a man in inexperienced who tries his finest to assist Switzerland by chopping off his strive clearance however Onana is there to catch him.

4 minutes: There is no such thing as a scarcity of shade on the pitch, which is somewhat annoying. There’s a little bit of noise within the stands however we are able to see round due to the various empty seats.

Briel Mbolo of Switzerland chested the ball under pressure from Nicolas Niccolo.
Briel Mbolo of Switzerland chested the ball below stress from Nicolas Niccolo. Picture: Marco Dorica/Reuters

2 minutes: A optimistic begin from the Swiss who strikes the ball up the pitch rapidly to earn a nook. Shaqiri swings it in from the fitting, it is low in direction of the close to submit and causes a little bit of confusion earlier than Cameron clears.

Kick

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Germany’s response to yesterday’s defeat by Japan.

The stadium appears to be half empty. Not what the organizers would need for this group recreation. I’m certain they’ll therapeutic massage the attendance figures.

Carney is an enormous Anguissa fan and so am I. Possibly we must be pals.

Roger Milla receives a certificates from Infantino on the pitch. I hope it goes on his wall. Disgrace on assembly Infantino although.

The Guardian’s personal Karen Carney is at the moment on ITV. She is backing Brazil to win the event. His ideas on England v USA can be revealed later right now.

One of many greats interviewed an amazing.

“My Favourite Early Cook dinner-Off Story,” says Jerry Scott“It was when Ronaldinho was taking part in for Barcelona and he requested to convey the sport ahead attributable to worldwide commitments. This was refused so he introduced the match ahead to 12:05 p.m.

Peter Oh Emails: “I really feel like I’ve one thing in frequent with Dani Alves as a result of I like soccer and so they do not even pay me.”

I additionally got here right here on voluntary foundation.

Banners and targets.

Trying ahead to seeing Gabriel Soo for Switzerland. Nottingham Forest have been very focused on signing the Eintracht Frankfurt participant in the summertime, so we’ll get what they missed out on.

Beginning lineup

Switzerland (4-2-3-1): Summer season; Widmer, Akanji, Elwedi, Rodriguez; Freyler, Family tree Shaqiri, Buna, Vargas; penis

Cameroon (4-3-3): Ona; ear, wolf, castellito, fi; Goet, Hongla, three troubles; Sleep, chopu moting, we’ll lead.

Cameron got here to the stadium singing and dancing. You do not get that from the Swiss.

Sid Lowe has messed round a bit with Dani Alves. Brazil will play later right now…

At the moment of day it appears very unusual to do it minute by minute. The match will begin at 10 am GMT. What was the primary skilled soccer match you attended? I keep in mind Man Metropolis as soon as performed Everton in an 11.30am kick-off (or comparable).

What is occurring right now within the World Cup? The Guardian tells you…

Louis Taylor writes about former Liverpool and West Ham defender Rigobert Tsang, who’s now the Cameroon coach.

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There are some massive hitters getting into the World Cup enviornment right now: Brazil, the unemployed Cristiano Ronaldo, to call two. Nonetheless, there are few greater hitters than Xherdan Shaqiri’s calves. The Swiss worldwide gained 109 caps in his 31 years. Expertise is the theme of this Switzerland squad. At 98 and Jan Sommer, 33, to not point out Harris Seferovic, they’ve three worldwide centuries to their identify. He helped them attain the quarter-finals of the Euros by defeating France. They made it out of the group within the final two World Cups, so they’ll are available feeling comparatively assured.

Clearly, the truth that Brazil can be in Group G makes this a must-win recreation for Switzerland and Cameroon. Africans will not be at their historic finest however there may be loads of high quality happening throughout the board. From Andre Ona in internet to Erik Maxime Choupou Motting on the different finish of the pitch, Cameron may give most groups a recreation of their day. They completed third on the Africa Cup of Nations final yr, so that they know progress within the event. They completed forty third on this planet in Qatar, 28 under Switzerland, which is a slight indication of the hole between the 2 groups however I believe the hole is just not as massive as Gianni Infantino’s boffins suppose.

Let’s hope for recreation to get Group G off to begin.

Kick-off: 10am GMT

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