Friday, 18 November 2022

Group G profile at the 2022 World Cup

By db-admin – Competition in Group G of the 2022 World Cup is still being anticipated. In this group there is the Brazilian national team who has won the World Cup five times, and teams that could become dark horses, namely Switzerland, Cameroon and Serbia.

Brazil have great potential to qualify for the knockout phase by occupying the top of Group G, but they can’t let their guard down as Brazil’s opponents can surprise, especially the two teams from Europe.

Serbia and Switzerland have experienced players who have also made careers in Europe’s top leagues. Cameroon too. The fact that teams from Africa often struggle at the World Cup can motivate them to appear more enthusiastic.

BolaSkor will provide a profile along with a little analysis of the competition map in Group G of the 2022 World Cup. Here is the full description:

1. Brazil

As a five-time World Cup winner, Brazil are one of the strong candidates to win the 2022 World Cup. Especially in Tite’s squad, there are many experienced, quality players in every line.

At the 2018 World Cup, Brazil’s journey was stopped in the quarter-finals after losing 1-2 against Belgium. Brazil has not won a World Cup since last winning it in 2002.

In his sixth year Tite coached Brazil, the team turned into a force that was hard to beat. Brazil doesn’t play much jogo bonito or entertain with their samba, but Brazil’s game is more balanced defensively and offensively.

Especially on the front lines. Tite has nine strikers and all with different playing styles. That gives variety to play on the Brazilian front line, on a different side it becomes a real threat to the opponent’s defense.

Coach: Tite

Team Captain: Thiago Silva

Key Players: Thiago Silva, Lucas Paqueta, Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, Richarlison

Brazil national team squad for the 2022 World Cup

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), Weverton (Palmeiras)

Defenders: Dani Alves (UNAM), Danilo (Juventus), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Alex Telles (Sevilla), Bremer (Juventus), Eder Militao (Real Madrid), Marquinhos (PSG), Thiago Silva (Chelsea)

Midfielders: Casemiro (Manchester United), Everton Ribeiro (Flamengo), Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle), Fabinho (Liverpool), Fred (Manchester United), Lucas Paqueta (West Ham)

Forwards: Antony (Manchester United), Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal), Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal), Neymar (PSG), Pedro (Flamengo), Raphinha (Barcelona), Rodrygo (Real Madrid), Richarlison (Tottenham Hotspur), Vinicius Jr (RealMadrid).

2. Serbia

The former Yugoslav nation has made frequent appearances at World Cups, but they have often been the competition’s host country after being named Serbia in 2010. Their best finish has been in the group stage.

Serbia previously united as Yugoslavia and Serbian Montenegro, when they were still called Yugoslavia they made it to the semifinals twice. Serbian coach, Dragan Stojkovic, certainly wants to change his team’s fortunes this year.

A year after being appointed to train Serbia, Stojkovic, has a good squad in every line with players who have made careers in Europe’s top leagues. The work of Dusan Vlahovic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Nikola Milenkovic will be eagerly awaited by Serbian fans.

Coach: Dragan Stojkovic

Team Captain: Dusan Tadic

Key Players: Dusan Vlahovic, Dusan Tadic, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Nikola Milenkovic, Filip Kostic

Serbian national team squad for the 2022 World Cup

Goalkeepers: Marko Dmitrovic (Sevilla), Predrag Rajkovic (Mallorca), Vanja Milinkovic-Savic (Torino).

Defenders: Stefan Mitrovic (Getafe), Nikola Milenkovic (Fiorentina), Strahinja Pavlovic (RB Salzburg), Milos Veljkovic (Werder Bremen), Filip Mladenovic (Legia Warsaw), Strahinja Erakovic (Red Star Belgrade), Srdjan Babic (Almeria).

Midfielders: Nemanja Gudelj (Sevilla), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Sasa Lukic (Torino), Marko Grujic (Porto), Filip Kostic (Juventus), Uros Racic (Braga), Nemanja Maksimovic (Getafe), Ivan Ilic (Hellas Verona), Andrija Zivkovic (PAOK), Darko Lazovic (Hellas Verona).

Forwards: Dusan Tadic (Ajax), Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham), Dusan Vlahovic (Juventus), Filip Duricic (Sampdoria), Luka Jovic (Fiorentina), Nemanja Radonji (Torino).

3. Switzerland

Like Serbia, Switzerland are also often the entertainer at the World Cup. The difference is Switzerland are better as they reached the quarter-finals three times. Together with Serbia, Switzerland also has the potential to accompany Brazil to qualify for the knockout phase.

Switzerland coach, Murat Yakin has only been in charge of Switzerland for a year but he has a wealth of coaching experience at club level and has been in coaching since 2006. The Swiss squad are also at a mature age overall.

The experience of Granit Xhaka, Yann Sommer and Xherdan Shaqiri will be useful for Switzerland to last a while at the 2022 World Cup.

Coach: Murat Yakin

Team Captain: Granit Xhaka

Key Players: Yann Sommer, Manuel Akanji, Ricardo Rodriguez, Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri, Haris Seferovic

Switzerland national team squad for the 2022 World Cup

Goalkeepers: Gregor Kobel (Borussia Dortmund), Philipp Kohn (Red Bull Salzburg), Jonas Omlin (Montpellier), Yann Sommer (Borussia Monchengladbach)

Defenders: Manuel Akanji (Manchester City), Eray Comert (Valencia), Nico Elvedi (Borussia Monchengladbach), Ricardo Rodriguez (Torino), Fabian Schar (Newcastle United), Sylvan Widmer (Mainz 05)

Midfielders: Michel Aebischer (Bologna), Edimilson Fernandes (Mainz 05), Fabian Frei (Basel), Remo Freuler (Nottingham Forest), Ardon Jashari (Luzern), Noah Okafor (Red Bull Salzburg), Fabian Rieder (Young Boys), Xherdan Shaqiri (Chicago Fire), Djibril Sow (Eintracht Frankfurt), Renato Steffen (Lugano), Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), Denis Zakaria (Chelsea)

Forwards: Breel Embolo (Monaco), Christian Fassnacht (Young Boys), Haris Seferovic (Galatasaray), Reuben Vargas (FC Augsburg)

4. Cameroon

The era of Samuel Eto’o has long passed but that doesn’t make Cameroon a weak team. Rigobert Song’s team can become a dark horse in the group phase to accompany Brazil to qualify for the knockout phase, because they are also players who have careers in Europe in the squad.

They are Toko Ekambi, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, and Andre Onana. Cameroon doesn’t have stars of above average quality in every area, but that is precisely what makes them dangerous.

Cameroon’s collective play can be a threat to rival teams. Rigobert Song is a Cameroonian legend who played in the national team from mid 1993-2010. His experience as a player will be important for Cameroon.

Coach: Rigobert Song

Team Captain: Vincent Aboubakar

Key Players: Vincent Aboubakar, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Andre Onana, Karl Toko Ekambi, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

Cameroon national team squad for the 2022 World Cup

Goalkeepers: Devis Epassy (Abha Club), Simon Ngapandouetnbu (Marseille), Andre Onana (Inter Milan).

Defenders: Jean-Charles Castelletto (Nantes), Enzo Ebosse (Udinese), Collins Fai (Al Tai), Olivier Mbaizo (Philadelphia Union), Nicolas Nkoulou (Aris Salonika), Tolo Nouhou (Seattle Sounders), Christopher Wooh (Stade Rennes).

Midfielders: Martin Hongla (Verona), Pierre Kunde (Olympiakos), Olivier Ntcham (Swansea City), Gael Ondoua (Hannover 96), Samuel Oum Gouet (Mechelen), Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Napoli).

Forwards: Vincent Aboubakar (Al Nassr), Christian Bassogog (Shanghai Shenhua), Eric-Maxim Choupo Moting (Bayern Munich), Souaibou Marou (Coton Sport), Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford), Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu (Young Boys Berne), Jerome Ngom (Colombe Dja), Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (Besiktas), Jean-Pierre Nsame (Young Boys Berne), Karl Toko Ekambi (Lyon).

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