Thursday 24 November will see the debut of a Qatar 2022 of the two Portuguese-speaking nationalities, Portugal And Brazilengaged at 17:00 and 20:00 against respectively Ghana And Serbia. Non-obvious challenges, which will be a good test of the condition of two of the favourites to win the World Cup.
Portugal-Ghana, CR7 being examined by the Black Stars
The Lusitanians are in fact less quoted than the South Americans for winning the trophy, but at least on paper they should have no difficulty qualifying for the group Hwhich also includes Uruguay and South Korea.
The rose available to Fernando Santos she has had some missteps in the Nations League, where she lost to Spain and Switzerland, but she is full of quality and talent. Driving it of course Cristiano Ronaldoanxious to demonstrate that the dull season he’s experiencing depends more on the Manchester United environment than on his condition drop.
For their part, the Black Stars present themselves profoundly renewed, after the disappointments of the failure to qualify for the last World Cup and the elimination from the groups in the last African Cup. The team fielded by coach Otto Addo focuses on physicality, but also on the experience of the many players who play in Europe, such as Kudus of Ajax e Partey of Arsenal, and on the attacking cues of Inaki WIlliams of Bilbao.
However, the technical difference between the two formations appears too vast for Ghana to be able to hope for a result against Leao and comrades.
Serbia challenge the favorites of Qatar 2022
Even more complicated the path of Brazil, in G group with Cameroon, Switzerland and, above all, the very aggressive Serbia.
There is a lot of Serie A in the team Stojkovic, who did well in the Nations League and also wants to have his say in the World Cup. The Juventus player is leading it Vlakhovicwho will have to make the most of assists by Milinkovic-Savic, Kostic And Tadic.
The Selecao, in search of a world title that has been missing for twenty years, is still the team to beat in this World Cup. Tite has at its disposal an incomparable squad for quality and talent, which it has in Neymar the reference in attack and in Thiago Silva the anchor of the defensive line. Unbeaten since the 2021 Copa America final, lost to Argentina, the green-and-gold are also widely favored for their debut match in Qatar.
On such stages, surprises are always around the corner, but for the Belgrade representation, the world adventure begins uphill.