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Switzerland Vs Cameroon Football Score Match 24 Nov 2022

Switzerland Vs Cameroon Football Score Match 24 Nov 2022

Switzerland and Cameroon meet for the first time ever on Thursday, as the two nations kick off what could be a very competitive World Cup 2022 Group G. The Swiss come into the World Cup off the back of a quarter-final run at Euro 2020, while Cameroon finished third at the Africa Cup of Nations.

After four consecutive international tournaments, it will take some getting used to seeing Switzerland without Vladmir Petkovic on the touchline, as former Schaffhausen boss Murat Yakin takes the national side to a World Cup for the first time. Since taking over in August 2021, the Basler has overseen a remarkably successful World Cup qualifying campaign, remaining unbeaten with 18 points from a possible 24 to top the group ahead of Italy. A-Team also retained their spot in League A of the Nations League, bouncing back from three consecutive defeats to beat Portugal, Spain and Czech Republic in another impressive run of wins.

Despite a 2-0 defeat to Ghana in their final warm-up game, the Swiss will be confident ahead of a fourth consecutive World Cup, with the likes of Breel Embolo and captain Granit Xhaka heading to Qatar in great form. Cameroon, on the other hand, have struggled for form since their Africa Cup of Nations run, winning just one of their last five, with that victory coming against 141st-ranked Burundi. Rigobert Song’s men qualified for Qatar in dramatic fashion, as Karl Toko Ekambi broke Algerian hearts to qualify for their eighth World Cup back in March.

The Indomitable Lions are actually the fourth-lowest ranked side in the entire tournament, finding themselves 28 places behind their Swiss opponents, and 22 adrift of anyone else in Group G. Nonetheless, with attacking talent such as Toko Ekambi and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, who has 11 goals and three assists in his last 10 games, and having seen Saudi Arabia’s shock victory over Argentina on Tuesday, the five-time African champions will head into this crucial World Cup opener with real belief. Borussia Monchengladbach shot-stopper Yann Sommer suffered an ankle injury back in October, but having played against Ghana last week, he should be available from the off, even if not fully fit.

Premier League stars Manuel Akanji, Fabian Schar, Remo Freuler and Denis Zakaria should all feature, as Xherdan Shaqiri will add to his 109 caps alongside the impressive Embolo up front. Cameroon look to have a fully fit squad to choose from, as Brentford forward Bryan Mbuemo joins the attacking ranks ahead of this tournament. Imperious Napoli midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa will be a key force in the middle of the park, while Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana provides real quality between the sticks.

World Cup Group G play will see Switzerland and Cameroon meet Thursday in their opener. The two teams are joined by Brazil and Serbia in the group, with the Swiss looking like the favorites to advance in second place behind the South Americans, widely viewed as one of the cup favorites. Cameroon make their return to the competition after missing out in 2018, but the team has not made it out of the group stage in their last five participations.

Switzerland: This national team has grown plenty over the last decade and are now dark horses for a deep run in major tournaments. With a talented midfield, experience all over and a top goalkeeper in Yann Sommer, they can compete. They’ve scored wins over the last couple years against France, Spain and Portugal. And while names like Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri in the midfield will make noise, this defense has talent with Fabian Schar, Manuel Akanji and Emray Comert resulting in some serious depth at center back.

Cameroon: With star goalkeeper Andre Onana, they can stay in every game. But who is going to be the creator in the middle? This isn’t the Cameroon of the Samuel Eto’o days, but if they can find that midfielder to create chances, there is enough in attack with Vincent Aboubakar, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and others to get them over the hump and into the knockout stage.

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Ajmal Solangi is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and reviews. He likes tech news, mobile unboxing, reviews, gadgets, and more.

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