The first day of the group stage in the Qatar World Cup has ended. Four games were on the program on Thursday, November 24. The most noticeable of course concerned the entry of the Brazilian team, declared as the favorite in the competition, against Serbia. Within the Brazilian team Tete (2-0). In another Group G meeting, Switzerland beat Cameroon without shining (1-0).
In Group H, Uruguay and South Korea left with a goalless draw (0-0) after an exciting match. The Portuguese beat Ghana (3-2) thanks to a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo. Results, scoring, controversy… Here’s what to remember from Thursday, November 24th regarding the Qatar World Cup.
Fact of the day: Brazil’s successful debut
Declared the favorite to compete, Brazil entered the fray on Thursday, November 24 against Serbia. Tite’s men struggled for a long time against a tough Serbian defense before breaking the lock of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s teammates thanks to Richarlison (1-0, 62′).
The Tottenham striker doubles the ante with a fancy scissors return (2-0, 73′) It offers the best goal since the start of the competition. If he succeeds against Switzerland, losing Cameroon (1-0), on Monday 28 November, the Seleção will validate their ticket to the round of 16.
Disappointment of the day: tasteless in Uruguay – South Korea
Uruguay and South Korea opened the ball in Group H on Thursday 24 November. As underdogs in the competition, Luis Suarez’s teammates were the favorites in this meeting but were unable to open up the score against Heung-Min Son’s side. But the Uruguays hit the post twice, with Godin (43) and Valverde (90) at the end of the match.
In general, the meeting was very boring. It is the first time in World Cup history that a match has ended without shots on target. In the second match of the group stage, Uruguay will face Portugal, while South Korea will play Ghana.
Today’s injuries: Neymar’s ankle injury, Koeman shortens his training
This is Neymar’s tiles! The Brazilian, who injured his ankle after contact with Nikola Milinkovic, was released at the 80the Minutes of playing he looked depressed. Looking at the pictures, his ankle is very swollen and uncertainty looms over his participation in the rest of the competition. According to the club doctor, he is suffering from a sprained right ankle. In the event of a deal, it would be a huge disappointment for the Paris Saint-Germain forward who is taking part in, perhaps, his last World Cup and with Brazil looking fully armed.
Another bad news today, is besides the blues. In fact, Kingsley Coman did not take part in the entire training session on Thursday. After participating in the warm-up, he returned to the locker room without his teammates.
According to newspaper information the team This outing was planned in advance of the session. Kingsley Coman had suffered a slight blow to the hip since the disputed friendly match, Wednesday 23 November, by the Blues substitutes against Al Markhiya (Qatar 1). And so the France international is being preserved ahead of the Blues’ game against Denmark, Saturday 26 November, which is somewhat reassuring.
Resolution of the day: The colors of the rainbow are finally accepted in the stadiums
FIFA would have changed its mind. According to the information The Independent The football governing body has told the various federations that fans displaying the colors of the rainbow representing the LGBTQ+ community will no longer be stopped by security personnel at World Cup venues. The British media also announced that the flags would no longer be confiscated.
However, since the World Cup kicked off in Qatar, many fans at the stadium entrance have been turned away because of a symbol or something that supports the LGBTQ+ movement. It looks like Fifa is finally changing face on this topic.
Today’s record: Cristiano Ronaldo, the first to score in five editions
Cristiano Ronaldo continues to celebrate the history of football. Opening the scoring against Ghana (64), in the first match of their choice in the 2022 World Cup, The Portuguese became the first player in The date marked in five different versions (2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, and 2022).
The 37-year-old could still set another record, being the World Cup’s top scorer, although it will be very difficult to beat. In fact, he is held by the German Klose, who has scored 16 goals in the 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 editions. Cristiano Ronaldo, at the moment, is in eight accomplishments.
Controversy of the day: Mexico fans in FIFA’s goal
The second in two days. After opening disciplinary proceedings against Ecuador, whose supporters were accused by the International Federation of offensive “chanting” during the first match of the competition played and won against Qatar, FIFA confirmed its Mexican counterpart on Thursday 24 November. The Mexicans were also accused of insulting the “songs” during the Mexico-Poland meeting (0-0) on Tuesday at Stadium 974 in Doha.
according to El Pais , the remarks made by the supporters and heard by the Mexican journalists present at the site would be very homophobic. This is not the first time that Mexican supporters have been targeted by an investigation, as the Spanish media recall. Since 2014, several economic sanctions have already targeted the Mexican Federation over this issue.