Predict all the 2022 FIFA World Cup matches for Friday: tips and odds from the experts backing Uruguay and Brazil

The group stage of the World Cup will come to what promises to be a dramatic finale with two places at stake in the round of 16. Portugal are through Group H and the most likely scenario is that one of Ghana Y Uruguay join them as they relive a rivalry from the 2010 World Cup (thanks to the recent comments of Luis Suarez). the screenplay is similar in Group G, where Brazil have finished and Swiss have a two-point advantage over Cameroon Y Serbian. They face the latter at Stadium 974 in what promises to be a stormy clash.

Our staff provided their picks for Friday’s games below:

Group H: South Korea vs. Portugal

Date: Thursday December 1 | Weather: 10 am Eastern Time | Location: Al Rayyan Stadium — Al Rayyan, Qatar
TV: Fox and Telemundo | Live broadcast: fuboTV (Try it free)

What to know: Anything less than a win and South Korea’s World Cup is over and their task against the group favorites has become even more difficult with Napoli defender Kim Min-Jae doubtful through injury. Cristiano Ronaldo did not train with the rest of the Portugal squad in preparation for the match, but with André Silva and Rafael Leao among the alternative options, Fernando Saints It does not lack players that have a great impact.

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Group H: Ghana vs. Uruguay

Date: Friday, December 2 | Weather: 10 am Eastern Time | Location: Al Wakrah Sports Club — Al Wakrah, Qatar
TV: FS1 and Telemundo | Live broadcast: fuboTV (Try it free)

What to know: Animosity has reigned between these two since 2010, when Dominic Adiyah’s header headed towards the goal, and Ghana seemed destined to become the first African team to reach a World Cup semi-final. On the goal line, striker louis suarez raised his hand and earned himself a place in football villainy that would only increase as the years passed. Asamoah Gyan missed the resulting penalty and Ghana never forgave Suárez.

In his pre-match press conference, a Ghanaian journalist told the now-veteran striker that there are those who believe Suárez is “the devil himself”. Then there’s the small matter of the winner being guaranteed a place in the last 16. A nice, quiet conclusion to Group H then…

Group G: Serbia vs. Swiss

Date: Friday, December 2 | Weather: 2 pm ET | Location: Stadium 974 — Doha, Qatar
TV: FS1 and Universe | Live broadcast: fuboTV (Try it free)

What to know: Another game that comes loaded with history, this time for the ethnic group of Xhaka Granite (Albanian descent) and Xherdan Shaqiri (born in the then Yugoslavia), in the Swiss squad. When these two teams met at the 2018 World Cup, those two scored and celebrated with the double eagle, a gesture that Serbia found provocative.

The stakes are high in football to inflame things further with a victory guaranteeing Switzerland’s place in the round of 16. Unless Cameroon beats Brazil, even a draw would suffice, while Serbia have to better Cameroon’s result if they want to qualify.

Group G: Cameroon vs. Brazil

Date: Friday, December 2 | Weather: 2 pm ET | Location: Lusail Stadium — Lusail, Qatar
TV: Fox and Telemundo | Live broadcast: fuboTV (Try it free)

What to know: The top spot isn’t necessarily in the bag for Brazil, but Switzerland have a lot of work to do to overtake them, which raises the question of whether Tite will look to rotate their squad and test Dani Alves and gabriel jesus. Cameroon is not sidelined either, but it is embroiled in controversy with the sending off of Andre Onana. Coach Rigobert Song said the star goalkeeper had asked not to play the second match, a draw with Serbia, while Onana himself said he had “put all my effort and energy into finding solutions to a situation that a footballer often experiences, but that there has been no will on the other side”.

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