FIFA WC 2022: Switzerland vs Cameroon Preview & prediction |H2H Record | lineup
European giants Switzerland will be all set to kick start their FFIA World Cup 2022 campaign in style as they take on African side Cameroon in their first match.
Boosted by the talents of Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri, the Swiss will be looking to make a good start knowing any slip-up and a match against Brazil in the later stage could impact their progression. Cameroon on the flip side will look to start on a good note in their World Cup opener.
Switzerland vs Cameroon Head to Head
The two teams have not met in the past and a first meeting in the World Cup could be a spicy affair between the sides. Switzerland will start as the favourites on paper, but the former African champions have all the tools in the arsenal to cause an upset at the Al Janoub Stadium. Switzerland will mainly rely on the firepower of Denis Zakaria at the front while Yann Sommer will serve as the final line of defense.
Cameroon will mainly depend on the services of Georges-Kevin Nkoudou who brings Premier League experience while striker Eric-Maxim Choupo Moting has led the charge for Bayern Munich since the departure of Robert Lewandowski. It will be interesting to see who comes out on top in the first contest between the sides.
Switzerland vs Cameroon Group Details
While both teams will look to start positively in the opening contest, both will be aware that any slip-up could cause massive damage as Brazil awaits in the later group matches. After the opening game, Switzerland will travel to Stadium 974 in Doha where they will lock horns against five-time champions Brazil on Monday (November 28).
The same day will also see Cameroon square off against Serbia as both teams are expected to get three points. The group stage will come to a close on Friday (December 2) as Switzerland and Serbia go head-to-head in an all-European affair at Stadium 974 in Doha. In a simultaneous kickoff, Cameroon will drop curtains on their group stage campaign against Brazil at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail.
World Cup Record
|Appearances||12 (first in 1934)|
|Best result||Quarter-finals (1934, 1938, 1954)|
|Appearances||8 (first in 1982)|
|Best result||Quarter-finals (1990)|
Switzerland vs Cameroon Predicted Lineup
Sommer; Widmer, Akanji, Elvedi, Rodriguez; Freuler, Xhaka, Sow; Shaqiri, Seferovic, Okafor
Kerrido; Djoufack, Youssoufa, Alain Moukoko, Etta; Ikoung, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, Mbah; Marou, Emmanuel, Eric-Maxim Choupo Moting
Switzerland vs Cameroon Date, kick-off time, and venue
The FIFA World Cup 2022 Matchday 1 encounter on Thursday, November 24 will kick-off at 3:30 PM IST, 1:00 PM Local Time
Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah