November 23, 2022 Football Match
On Thursday, Switzerland and Cameroon will play each other for the first time ever as they begin play in Group G of the World Cup 2022.
Cameroon placed third at the Africa Cup of Nations, while Switzerland advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals at Euro 2020.
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Switzerland vs Cameroon Tips and Prediction
It may take some getting used to seeing Switzerland without Vladmir Petkovic on the sidelines after four straight international competitions, as former Schaffhausen manager Murat Yakin leads the team to a World Cup for the first time.
The Basler has led a remarkable World Cup qualification campaign since taking over in August 2021, going undefeated with 18 points out of a potential 24 to top the group ahead of Italy.
A-Team successfully defended their place in League A of the Nations League by winning over Portugal, Spain, and the Czech Republic after suffering three straight losses.
The Swiss will be confident heading into their fourth straight World Cup, despite falling to Ghana 2-0 in their final warm-up match, as players like Breel Embolo and captain Granit Xhaka will be going to Qatar in excellent form.
Contrarily, Cameroon hasn’t been in great shape since their run at the Africa Cup of Nations, winning just one of their last five games, and that was against Burundi, who are currently ranked 141st.
Karl Toko Ekambi’s dramatic World Cup qualifying win over Algeria in March allowed Rigobert Song’s team to advance to Qatar in style.
The Indomitable Lions are really placed fourth worst overall in the competition, 28 places behind their Swiss opponents and 22 places behind everyone else in Group G.
However, because of attacking brilliance like Toko Ekambi and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, who has 11 goals and three assists in his previous 10 games, the five-time African champions will enter this crucial World Cup opening with genuine optimism.
We anticipate a very competitive match despite the disparity in these teams’ FIFA rankings, with Cameroon capable of making their attacking presence known.
However, the Swiss are a strong team and should have just enough to secure a crucial victory to kick off their World Cup campaign.