The World Cup wraps up its Thanksgiving slate with a Group G match between Brazil and Serbia. The match kicks off at 2 p.m. ET and can air on FOX. It’s going down at Lusail Stadium in Lusail.
The match officiating crew will likely be led by an Iranian crew that features referee Alireza Faghani. 4 years in the past, Faghani was a referee on the World Cup in Russia. He dealt with 4 matches embody Germany-Mexico and Serbia-Brazil within the group stage, France-Argentina within the Spherical of 16, and Belgium-England within the third place sport. For these 4 matches, he handed out 4, three, eight, and three yellow playing cards, respectively. Previous to that, he was the referee for the gold medal sport on the 2016 Summer time Olympics, He handed out six yellow playing cards in Brazil’s win in penalties kicks over Germany.
Brazil is a giant favourite of their World Cup opener, with -220 odds to win at DraftKings Sportsbook. Serbia is a +600 underdog and a draw is put in at +370. Brazil is a perennial favourite, however hasn’t received since 2002. The previous 4 tournaments included a fourth place end in 2014 and quarterfinal exits in 2018, 2010, and 2006. Serbia hasn’t gotten out of the group stage since a Spherical of 16 look in 1998. They completed twenty third with a win and two losses in every of 2018 and 2010, and didn’t qualify in 2014.
Complete playing cards for Thursday’s match is ready at 4.5 with the beneath priced at -135 and the over at +100. Faghani’s officiating crew for the match will embody the next, with roles and nationalities included (h/t Legislation 5 – The Referee):
Assistant Referee 1: Mohammadreza Mansouri (IRN)
Assistant Referee 2: Mohammadreza Abolfazli (IRN)
Fourth Official: Maguette N’Diaye (SEN)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Malick El Hadj Samba (SEN)
Video Assistant Referee: Abdullah Al-Marri (QAT)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Muhammad Taqi (SIN)
Offside Video Assistant Referee: Anton Shchetinin (AUS)
Assist Video Assistant Referee: Pol van Boekel (NED)
Standby Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Ashley Beecham (AUS)