Wales will play against Iran hoping to score more like their neighbouring country Iran. In order to avoid elimination Qatar will have to play well against Senegal and Netherland will try to win against Ecuador. In the last match England locked horns with the USA.
Day 5 Results:
- Switzerland 1-0 Cameroon
- Uruguay 0-0 South Korea
- Portugal 3-2 Ghana
- Brazil 2-0 Serbia
Switzerland win over Cameroon- An Apologetic win by Breel Embolo
Breel Embolo went against his country of birth Cameroon and handed Switzerland a 1-0 victory in their world cup Group G clash at the AI Janoub Stadium on Thursday.
His team mates celebrated around him but he stood with a frown face after struggling till 48 mins.Embolo was feeling apologetic.
In the first half of the game Cameroon had the lead but players like Karl Toko Ekambi, Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting and Martin Hongla missed good chances against Switzerland who were struggling in the first half.
The second half saw an improved Swiss and lead with the help of Embolo’s well-worked goal. Ruben Vargas could have scored a second but was blocked by goalkeeper Andre Onana as Cameroon ran out of steam.
In the next match Switzerland will face Brazil and Cameroon will divert its attention towards
Uruguay with South Korea, A draw
In the opening game of world cup group H on thursday South Americans held a 0-0 draw by South Korea. Son Heung-min, started for the south koreans wearing a black facial masks to protect his facial fracture.Hwang Ui-jo came closest to the deadlock but his shot was over the bar with the goal at his mercy.
A good chance fell to Uruguay captain Godin, whose glancing header from a corner hit the foot of the left-hand post just before the break.
Valverde also fired a stinging shot in the final minute which further hit the top of the post as the two sides battled to a stalemate in front of a crowd of 41,663.
Portugal Vs Ghana: A breathless Thriller
In the 65th minute of the game when Ronaldo hit the ball exactly the way he wanted to, the ball simply flew and hit the net. He became the first player to score in five different editions of the world cup.Portugal beating Ghana 3-2, the game was all about Ronaldo.
Ronaldo being one of football’s immortals and because of his buid-up and background,his every mood and every emotion is captured.It could be the perfect answer to the Manchester United managers who had snubbed, spooked and snapped him and were grossly wrong about him.He needs a team around him and he is above everything.
Ronaldo was the centre of attention right from the starting few seconds to the 87th minute. He was even more isolated in the opening exchanges of the second half, when Ghana, docile in the first half, began to shift gears.With every passing moment, the moment seemed to escape him.
The 65th minute of the game was the ronaldo moment.
Brazil win over Serbia: Brazil’s Richarlison celebration
Brazil won 2-0 over Serbia on Thursday with Richarlison’s two second half goals including a spectacular overhead kick.“As our professor Tite says, ‘you are smelling goals’, and that’s what’s happening,” Richarlison said.“It’s a wonderful night, a beautiful victory and now we have six games to reach our goal.”
The four forwards sent by Tite namely, Neymar, Vinicius Jr, Raphinha and Richarlison in his attacking line up made it hard for Serbia to play forward.
Brazil’s best chance of the half, however, came when Neymar tried to catch goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic off guard from a corner, whipping in an inswinger that was on target before the Torino player punched it clear.
At the 80th minute of the game Neymar complained of an ankle injury while tackling Nikola Milenkovic. The doctors will evaluate his swollen ankle for 1-2 days but Tite was confident about him playing his rest of the matches.
“We are confident that Neymar will continue playing in the World Cup,” Tite told reporters. When asked why he wasn’t withdrawn earlier as he already had injured ankle he added saying “I didn’t see Neymar was injured. The capacity he has to overcome it tricked even me,”.
Serbia’s coach Dragan Stojkovic named their all-time top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic in the starting lineup.
The second half was a one-sided match as Brazil shifted through the gears, Richarlison and Neymar wasting gilt-edged chances inside the box and Alex Sandro and Casemiro sending long-range efforts against the woodwork. But Richarlison was at the right place to rebound for his first world cup goal after Vinicius’ initial shot was saved by Milinkovic-Savic.
Richarlison’s second goal instilled confidence in the Brazilian contingent.
“In the second half we fell physically and we were no longer playing like a team. And everyone knows Brazil have excellent players and they punished us,” Stojkovic said.
“I feel sorry we didn’t have Mitrovic and (Filip) Kostic at 100%. They were not ready.“The intensity was high in the second half and we gave Brazil too much space. I don’t know why our players’ intensity was down, it’s strange.”