World Cup: Brazil and Portugal qualified, Cameroon is still alive… What to remember from Monday, November 28

World Cup: Brazil and Portugal qualified, Cameroon is still alive… What to remember from Monday, November 28

A day in two parts this Monday on Meadows Qatar World Cup. First with two prolific and brilliant matches, then gave way to two much more tactical competitions. Today’s favourites, Portugal and Brazil, have already confirmed their tickets to the Round of 16. For their part, Cameroon, Serbia, South Korea and Uruguay no longer have a choice and will have to win on the last day to continue the Qatari adventure.

The end of the series: Cameroon finally snatches a point in the World Cup

They have been on a very sad streak of seven straight defeats during their last contested world championships. No points were collected in 2010 in South Africa, and no better than in 2014 in Brazil. This 2022 edition started under the sponsorship of the Indomitable Lions, who were initially defeated by Switzerland (1-0) On a goal from a local kid, Brill Embolo (1-0). This Monday against Serbia, the scenario was set to repeat itself.

If men Rigobert Song Opening the scoring thanks to Castelletto, they then completely fell apart at the end of the first half, conceding goals in quick succession from Pavlović and then from Milinković-Savic. The situation worsened on the return from the dressing room with the 51st goal in the selection of Aleksandar Mitrovic who then seemed to bury the last hopes of the Cameroonians. It was without relying on two blunders flanking the Serbian defense that allowed Abubakar and then Choupo Moting to snatch an unexpected point keeping the Indomitable Lions alive in this World Cup.

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Frustration: Dominance does not mean South Korea beat Ghana

The South Koreans, led by Heung-min Son, showed a sweet face on Monday against Ghana. However, Paulo Bento’s men will leave empty-handed at the Education City Stadium in Doha. Voluntarily but clumsy in the last gesture, they were stunned twice in the first half by Mohamed Salisu and then their namesake Mohamed Kodos.

The South Koreans were still rewarded for their efforts after the break. Gue-Sung Cho slams a double to get back on level but Kudos does the same to give the Black Stars a one-goal lead. After that, his teammates Andre Ayew, who gathered in the last 20 meters, fought off the opponent’s attacks and achieved valuable success with the goal of qualifying for the round of 16.

Avoiding the trap: Brazil got rid of Switzerland and climbed to eighth place

Tough game for Brazil Doha Stadium 974 In the face of the remarkable Swiss. deprived of Neymarresident He’s in trouble with his ankleTete’s men have been very tough for a long time, especially in midfield. The spark finally came from two madridistas and a former member of the White House.

Ten minutes from time, Vinicius Rodrigo serves near the roof. The latter plays in the first intention of Casemiro who concludes with a sudden right-footed strike leaving Jan Sommer in the scheme. A trick that would be more than enough to please the Seleçao, who narrowly won (1-0) and continued their adventure in Qatar.

Revenge: Portugal has Uruguay, their executioner of 2018

Faced with a very narrow Uruguay bloc, the task was difficult for Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo. Fernando Santos’ men had to be patient to break Celeste’s defence. And it was Bruno Fernandes who stuck it out. First on this winning shot down the middle that Cristiano Ronaldo believes was deflected before the goal was officially awarded to the Manchester United player. Then, in injury time, he gets that penalty and then has it converted by him. Not too ambitious, Edinson Cavani’s teammates – author of a brace in the Round of 16 in 2018 against Portugal – logically bow. CR7 band. Qualify at the same time for the next round.

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Player: Abu Bakr changed everything

Poorly treated by Serbia, Cameroon was heading straight for a second defeat in as many days. But that was before Vincent Abubakar entered. From his first steps on the field, the Al Nasr striker changed everything, striking class gestures. In the second goal (63), which is one of the most beautiful goals in the World Cup, he did everything on his own. In the third period (66), his call to the offside boundary was sharp and his back pass to Eric Choupo-Moting perfect.

Target: Agiba Abu Bakr

Once in the game, Vincent Aboubakar was fired deep by Jean-Charles Castelletto. At the end of the sprint, he avoids slipping from Nemanja Maksimović, who sprinted after him, with a clever trick. Now alone against Vanja Milinkovic-Savic, who came to meet him, he picked a clever and unlikely scoop, which bounced behind the goalkeeper and ended up in the backnet.

A real gem that the attacker didn’t immediately enjoy: it took him a long time to use video to determine that he wasn’t an offender at the start of the action.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: The LGBT flag explodes over Lusail Park

A man stormed the turf of Lusail Stadium during the Portugal-Uruguay match to wave the gay flag. AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev. AFP or its licensors

As we played the 50th minute of the match between Portugal and Uruguay, the match was interrupted for a few moments. An individual’s mistake succeeded in thwarting the vigilance of the security forces to enter the lawn of Lusail Stadium and Waving a flag in LGBT colors. The symbol is banned in the conservative Islamic state of Qatar. Gesture comes after a few days FIFA bans the wearing of the “One Love” badge on which these famous colors appeared.

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Number: 14

By defeating Switzerland on Monday (1-0), Brazil qualified for the next round for the 14th consecutive year in the World Cup. The last failure dates back to 1966 and to the World Cup in England. Despite the opening success against Bulgaria (2-0), Auriverdes then lost to Hungary (3-1) and then Portugal with the same scoreline.

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