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World Cup 2022 Group G: Schedule & Preview – Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland & Cameroon

Qatar World Cup Group G features record-time world champions Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon.

Let’s take a quick look at the dates and times these four teams will play each other, their chances of advancing into the knockout stage as well as details on their squads, records and the all-important group table.

World Cup Group G Fixtures & Schedule

Thursday, November 24 (10:00) – Switzerland vs Cameroon
Thursday, November 24 (19:00) – Brazil vs Serbia
Monday, November 28 (10:00) – Cameroon vs Serbia
Monday, November 28 (16:00) – Brazil vs Switzerland
Friday, December 2 (19:00) – Cameroon vs Brazil
Friday, December 2 (19:00) – Serbia vs Switzerland

World Cup Group G: Teams & Preview

A deja vu all over, as Brazil, Serbia and Switzerland reunite in the group phase, this time joined by competitive-looking Cameroon.

Widely regarded as the leading candidate to wrap up the title in Qatar, the most successful national team in World Cup history and the clear top seed in Group G, Brazil should be steamrolling into the knockout stage.

While waiting to see how the African side will fare after returning to the World Cup finals for the first time since 2014, Serbia and Switzerland should be embroiled in a keen battle for second place.

Brazil – One team to rule them all

Manager: Tite

Star Player: Neymar

Amends for a lacklustre quarter-final defeat to Belgium in Russia four years ago will fuel Brazil’s aspirations to ascend the throne for the first time since 2002. 

Qualifying through fierce South American competition is never a straightforward task, yet the Selecao dominated their continental rivals through and through. 

Indeed, Tite’s men made the light work of CONMEBOL qualifiers, issuing a warning to other World Cup participants by racking up 14 victories in 17 matches (D3) with a goal difference of +35. 

While Brazil’s ageing backline continues to rely on veteran centre-back Thiago Silva and his former Paris Saint-Germain teammate Marquinhos, the team’s true potential lies upfront. 

From the world’s most expensive player Neymar through Premier League trio Antony, Gabriel Jesus and Richarlison to Barcelona winger Raphinha, they boast arguably the most frightening front line in Qatar. 

Serbia – Redemption hopefuls

Manager: Dragan Stojkovic

Star Player: Aleksandar Mitrovic

Driven by revenge following a disappointing group-stage exit in Russia, Serbia will be seeking redemption against the same culprits that dumped them out in 2018. 

Whether it’s fate or just a stroke of bad luck, the high-flying nation from the Balkans has been given a fateful opportunity to avenge their suffering from four years ago. 

Aleksandar Mitrovic’s last-gasp strike in Lisbon helped Dragan Stojkovic’s men pip Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal to automatic qualification to the tournament on the final matchday.

Though the Eagles still pray for their all-time best goalscorer to regain full fitness for a curtain-raising fixture against Brazil, Stojkovic has a wealth of attacking options to choose between in Qatar.

Juventus star Dusan Vlahovic, Ajax captain Dusan Tadic and in-demand Lazio talisman Sergej Milinkovic-Savic fill this exciting Serbian team with quality and experience. 

Switzerland – New manager, same style

Manager: Murat Yakin

Star Player: Granit Xhaka

Switzerland’s run to the 2018 World Cup knockout stage was no fluke by any stretch of the imagination, as evidenced by the team’s post-tournament results on multiple fronts. 

Murat Yakin’s men arrive in Group G on the back of several giant-killing performances, having first dispatched reigning world champions France from the Euros before orchestrating Italy’s second straight World Cup miss. 

And while the core consisting of Yann Sommer, Granit Xhaka and Breel Embolo remains mostly the same from recent tournaments, a managerial shift should serve to inspire La Nati to take a step forward. 

With Yakin at the helm in place of Vladimir Petkovic, who was in the dugout in Russia, Switzerland have held onto their well-organised style of play, relying on rock-solid defending and lightning-fast transition. 

Cameroon – Enigmatic factor

Manager: Rigobert Song

Star Player: Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

Back to the World Cup finals after missing out on the previous edition, Cameroon face an uphill battle to make it out of the group stage for the first time since 1990.

Despite qualifying for all but three of the 11 tournaments from 1982 onwards, the Indomitable Lions have only advanced into the knockout rounds once while losing all six previous group-stage matches. 

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s rise to prominence at Bayern Munich this season offers Cameroon a spark they lacked in their last two participations at the World Cup, but it goes beyond the Bavarians star.

Napoli’s Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Brentford’s Bryan Mbuemo and long-serving skipper Vincent Aboubakar lead the way as all-time international cap leader Song aims high in his second stint in charge.

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