Brazil should do with out injured star ahead Neymar towards Switzerland on the World Cup on Monday as Cristiano Ronaldo appears to be like to guide Portugal into the final 16 in Qatar. 5-time world champions Brazil may safe a spot within the knockout part with a win over the Swiss relying on the end result of the day’s early recreation between Serbia and Cameroon. Brazil kicked off their marketing campaign in Qatar with a 2-0 victory over Serbia in Group G however Neymar limped off with a sprained ankle.
“On the time it was troublesome for him and after the sport he was unhappy which I believe is regular given how a lot he has dreamt of this,” stated Brazil centre-back Marquinhos.
“Now, after the assessments and the remedy, he’s doing physiotherapy 24 hours a day which reveals how a lot he needs to be again with us.
“We do not know when, however we hope it is as quickly as attainable.”
Ronaldo grew to become the primary man to attain in 5 World Cups after changing a disputed penalty in Portugal’s opening 3-2 victory over Ghana in Group H.
The Portuguese will qualify for the second spherical in the event that they beat Uruguay on the Lusail Stadium, which is able to host the ultimate on December 18.
Danilo Pereira has been dominated out of the remainder of the group stage after fracturing three ribs in coaching, which means 39-year-old Pepe is more likely to begin in defence.
It will make him the second oldest outfield participant ever to seem in a World Cup match, after Cameroon nice Roger Milla.
Cameroon misplaced to Switzerland of their first recreation so will try to bounce again towards Serbia, who’re being investigated by FIFA after the staff hung a controversial flag depicting Kosovo of their altering room earlier than their loss to Brazil.
South Korea coach Paulo Bento says the staff will see a “totally different” Son Heung-min towards Ghana after the ahead acquired used to his protecting face masks throughout their 0-0 draw with Uruguay.
Earlier than coming to Qatar, Son had surgical procedure to restore a fracture round his left eye he suffered whereas enjoying for Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month.
“First he wanted to really feel comfortable together with his teammates and afterwards with the opponents. The second recreation will likely be totally different,” stated Bento.
– Germany have hope –
Germany gave themselves an opportunity of qualifying for the final 16 after substitute Niclas Fuellkrug snatched a late equaliser to earn a 1-1 draw with Spain on Sunday.
Alvaro Morata had put Spain forward within the 62nd minute of a tense assembly at Al Bayt Stadium between the winners of two of the final three World Cups.
After crashing to a shock defeat to Japan of their first recreation, Germany should have woken up on Sunday with fears of a second consecutive group-stage exit looming of their minds.
However even earlier than they held Spain, the Germans have been helped by Costa Rica, who bounced again from a 7-0 drubbing by Spain to beat Japan 1-0. Defender Keysher Fuller scored the one aim within the 81st minute.
It means Group E is finely poised. Germany can undergo in the event that they beat the Costa Ricans on Thursday and Spain keep away from defeat to Japan.
“The essential factor is we’re nonetheless alive,” stated Germany captain Manuel Neuer.
Belgium’s hopes of qualifying from Group F took a extreme blow as they suffered a shock 2-0 loss to Morocco.
A victory for Belgium would have despatched them into the knockout part however Romain Saiss and Zakaria Aboukhlal’s late objectives as a substitute secured Morocco’s first World Cup win in 24 years.
“We’re not enjoying with pleasure. It is perhaps the burden on our shoulders,” stated Belgium coach Roberto Martinez.
In Sunday’s different Group F recreation, Croatia went behind to Canada when Alphonso Davies scored after simply two minutes earlier than the 2018 crushed finalists romped to a 4-1 win.
Croatia now want only a draw with Belgium of their last group recreation on Thursday to achieve the final 16, however the Belgians need to beat them to make sure of going via.
Morocco will likely be assured of taking some extent from Canada to achieve the second part for the primary time since 1986, whereas the eradicated Canadians will likely be enjoying only for pleasure.
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