World Cup 2022 Group G: Live Match schedule, Fixtures, Times & Stadium
Since the formation of independent Serbia in 2006, the team has qualified for the World Cup three times (2010, 2018, and 2022). Unfortunately, they never made it out of the group stage in the previous two editions. After missing the 2018 World Cup, Cameroon returned to the tournament in Qatar. The African nation has played in the World Cup seven times in the past and reached the knockouts only once (1990).
When and where will the World Cup 2022 be played?
The tournament kicks off on Sunday, November 20, with Qatar facing hosts Ecuador in the first match. There will be four matches per day until the end of the group stage on Friday, December 2. The knockout games will begin on Saturday, December 3. On Sunday, December 18, the championship will be held at the 80,000-seat Lucille Stadium. . The tournament will be held in 8 stadiums in five different cities of Qatar.
|Lusail||Lusail Iconic Stadium||80,000|
|Doha||Al Thumama Stadium||40,000|
|Al Khor||Al Bayt Stadium||60,000|
|Al Rayyan||Education City Stadium||45,350|
|Al Rayyan||Khalifa International Stadium||40,000|
|Al Rayyan||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium||44,740|
|Al Wakrah||Al Janoub Stadium||40,000|
Kick-off times in UK, USA & India
|Qatar time||UK||USA (ET)||India|
World Cup Group G fixtures and match schedule
|Thurs, Nov. 24||Switzerland vs. Cameroon||5 a.m.||Al Janoub Stadium|
|Thurs, Nov. 24||Brazil vs. Serbia||2 p.m.||Lusail Stadium|
|Mon, Nov. 28||Cameroon vs. Serbia||5 a.m.||Al Janoub Stadium|
|Mon, Nov. 28||Brazil vs. Switzerland||11 a.m.||Stadium 974|
|Fri, Dec. 2||Cameroon vs. Brazil||2 p.m.||Lusail Stadium|
|Fri, Dec. 2||Serbia vs. Switzerland||2 p.m.||Stadium 974|
World Cup Group G teams
After the Selecao defeated Peru in the 2019 Copa America final on home soil, the former Corinthians coach helped lead them to their first Copa America championship in over a decade. Brazil then had an excellent World Cup qualifier, winning 14 of their 17 games to finish first in the CONMEBOL qualification. The team’s many English Premier League players will be crucial if they want to win it all in Qatar. Liverpool’s Alisson and Manchester City’s Ederson are the two top goalkeepers in the starting lineup, so it is understandable that Tite has found it difficult to decide who should start.
Despite having excellent midfielders and defenders, Brazil’s five-time world champions actually possess an embarrassment of talent at the attacking end of the field. In addition to the incredibly talented Neymar, Brazil is bolstered by Vinicius Jr., one of the top young players in international football at the moment. Brazil seems to have what it takes to end a 20-year World Cup title drought. Expectations will be high in Qatar, and if everything goes as expected, Tate’s side could be unbeatable.
- Current FIFA world ranking: No. 1 (August 2022)
- Regional ranking: 1st (CONMEBOL)
- World Cup titles: 5
- World Cup appearances (last): 21 (Russia 2018)
- How qualified: CONMEBOL World Cup Qualification winners: 14W-0L-3D
- Coach: Tite (Brazil) since June 2016
- Key players: Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain / France), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain / France), Vinicius Jr. (Real Madrid / Spain)
Serbia subsequently lost to Denmark and Norway, although their Nations League games in June included a win against Slovenia, whom they beat 4–1. While Brazil is predicted to win World Cup 2022 Group G, Serbia will be betting on their chances of finishing second, beating Cameroon and Switzerland.
Serbia can rely on the immense strength of their all-time leading scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic and Juventus striker Dusan Vlaovic, who has been in top form this season, in addition to a star-studded squad in every position. They will seek revenge for the loss to the Swiss in 2018 that prevented them from advancing to the Round of 16.
- Current FIFA world ranking: No. 25 (August 2022)
- Regional ranking: 14th (UEFA)
- World Cup titles: 0
- World Cup appearances (last): 12 (Russia 2018)
- How qualified: UEFA Group A winners: 6W-0L-2D
- Coach: Dragan Stojkovic (Serbia) since March 2021
- Key players: Dusan Tadic (Ajax / Netherlands), Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham / England), Luka Jovic (Real Madrid / Spain)
Switzerland can beat almost any team in the world of football on their best day. They have a number of match-winners who can make the difference in matches on the attacking end, and a rock-solid defense to rely on.
Shaqiri, who has often been a game-changer in previous years, is a somewhat fading force, raising concerns about the squad’s aging structure. However, thanks to new stars like Djibril Tso and Mbolo who have emerged recently, everything is now conceivable for their permanent overachievers.
- Current FIFA world ranking: No. 16 (August 2022)
- Regional ranking: 11th (UEFA)
- World Cup titles: 0
- World Cup appearances (last): 11 (Russia 2018)
- How qualified: UEFA Group C winners: 5W-0L-3D
- Coach: Murat Yakin (Switzerland) since August 2021
- Key players: Granit Xhaka (Arsenal / England), Xherdan Shaqiri (Chicago Fire / USA), Manuel Akanji (Man City / England)
Cameroon will enter the World Cup with renewed energy after missing out on the 2018 competition, hoping to reach the knockout rounds for the first time since 1990. Gunn has turned Cameroon into a team that is tactically difficult to beat, relying on defensive tenacity. Gunn was a former West Ham United and Liverpool player.
Given their qualification at the Africa Cup of Nations and a respectable performance last year, a result of that scale could give the Indomitable Lions plenty of confidence going into the competition this winter. They have an impressive squad with attacking threats led by Internazionale’s Andre Onana, Napoli’s Andre Anguissa midfield general and captain Vincent Aboubakar and Bayern Munich’s Eric Maxim Choupo-Motting.
- Current FIFA world ranking: 38 (August 2022)
- Regional ranking:5th (CAF)
- World Cup titles:0
- World Cup appearances (last):7 (Brazil 2014)
- How qualified:(CAF Third Round winners: (agg 2-2 vs. Algeria, Cameroon win on away goals)
- Coach: Rigobert Song (Cameroon) since February 2022
- Key players: Vincent Aboubakar(Al Nassr / Saudi Arabia), Andre Onana (Ajax / Netherlands), Karl Toko Ejambi (Lyon / France)