FIFA World Cup tips: Brazil on a cruise; Portugal and Switzerland have an advantage; Uruguay-South Korea divides experts

day 5 the The 2022 World Cup will take place on Thursday as for the first time ever we have a chance to enjoy the greatest contest of the beautiful game on Thanksgiving. An exciting list of games shows three potential contenders with Uruguay, Portugal and Brazil in action. But after recent upsets, all sides will be on high alert, knowing that anything can happen in 90 minutes. The table starts with Switzerland against Cameroon before Uruguay take on South Korea. Later, Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal battle Ghana before mighty Brazil open the cup game against Serbia. Let’s take a look at how the staff at CBS Sports view the day – and while you’re at it, sign up for our new newsletter covering the beautiful game in all its glory, including daily updates on the World Cup, here .

Group G: Switzerland vs. Cameroon

Date: Thursday 24 Nov | Time: 5 p.m. ET | Location: Al Wakrah Sports Club – Al Wakrah, Qatar
TV: FS1 and Telemundo | Live broadcast: fuboTV (try for free)
What you should know: Switzerland are a fascinating team with Granit Xhaka leading the squad. They have a fantastic goalkeeper in Yan Sommer and we’ve seen over the last few years that they can take on anyone on their day. Cameroon, on the other hand, is far from the version we’ve seen in the past, but they still pose a threat. They also have an outstanding shot-stopper in Andre Onana. Expect a game with a lot of pace and no lack of exciting moments.

Group H: Uruguay – South Korea

Date: Thursday 24 Nov | Time: 8 p.m. ET | Location: Education City Stadium – Al Rayyan, Qatar
TV: FS1 and Telemundo | Live broadcast: fuboTV (try for free)
What you should know: It feels like Uruguay are in transition with so many of their legends at the end of their careers. Diego Godin, Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani remain in the squad while youngsters like Darwin Nunez and Facundo Pellistri try to establish themselves in the senior squad. An aging defense could run into serious problems with South Korea’s Heung-Min Son. The Tottenham player suffered a facial injury ahead of the trophy and is expected to wear a protective mask, but when he’s at 100% Uruguay’s defense will have to do their best to cope with his outstanding solo ability.

Group H: Portugal-Ghana

Date: Thursday 24 Nov | Time: 11 p.m. ET | Location: Stadium 974 – Doha, Qatar
TV: Fox and Telemundo | Live broadcast: fuboTV (try for free)
What you should know: This is likely to be Cristiano Ronaldo’s last World Cup, and boy is he entering it on the back of some major news. After slamming Manchester United in an interview, he now finds himself a free agent and looking for his next home. Could this be some kind of distraction from his focus here? On the other hand, Ghana are hoping that Spanish-born Inaki Williams can lead the attack and be the Black Stars’ rising star to put them past the Portuguese.

Group G: Brazil vs. Serbia

Date: Thursday 24 Nov | Time: 2 p.m. ET | Location: Lusail Stadium – Lusail, Qatar
TV: Fox and Telemundo | Live broadcast: fuboTV (try for free)
What you should know: The day concludes with Brazil versus Serbia as the South Americans begin their journey to what they hope will be a sixth star on their jersey. The depth of the Brazilian team is borderline unfair but Serbia isn’t to be scoffed at either as Dusan Vlahovic leads the attack. However, with Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, Richarlison, Vinicius Jr. and so many other top-flight attackers, it won’t shock anyone if Brazil finish the group stage with double-digit goals and a whole lot of momentum.


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