Sat. Dec 3rd, 2022

Duration Uruguay Unable to catch the pre-tournament excitement in their first match at the 2022 World Cup, Brazil and Portugal looked as convincing as any team that has ever played.

Here’s everything that happened at the World Cup today and what to watch tomorrow.

Switzerland 1, Cameroon 0

breel embolismBorn in Cameroon, he scored the winning goal of the match against Switzerland. Invincible Lions Thursday. Out of respect, he did not celebrate his goal.

Cameroon’s take on three points against Switzerland is huge considering who their next two opponents are: Serbia and Brazil.

Uruguay 0, South Korea 0

There were scoreless draws in the first round of group stage matches – four to be exact – but none as uneventful as Uruguay-South Korea. Neither team had a shot on goal. Both teams have scored points, which puts them in a good position as they enter the final two group stage matches.

Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo (right) celebrates scoring his team's second goal in the 2022 World Cup Group A qualifiers between Portugal and the Republic of Ireland on Wednesday, 1 September 2021, at the Algarve stadium outside of Faro, Portugal.  (AP Photo) /Armando França)

Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo (right) celebrates scoring his team’s second goal in the 2022 World Cup Group A qualifiers between Portugal and the Republic of Ireland on Wednesday, 1 September 2021, at the Algarve stadium outside of Faro, Portugal. (AP Photo) /Armando França)
(AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Portugal 3, Ghana 2

Cristiano Ronaldo Things went well for Portugal in the first game of the tournament, and his teammates returned the favor by scoring two more goals and delaying a late comeback effort from Ghana. Portugal is currently at the top of the group and if they play as steadily as Thursday, there is no reason to believe they will drop from that point.

Brazil 2, Serbia 0

It’s unbelievable that Brazil didn’t score more goals than Serbia. We knew before the ball was hit that Brazil’s offensive combinations would be unfair, but they lived up to expectations in the first game. Nine of his 22 shots were accurate, and the xG finished with 2.34.

GOAL OF THE DAY

Forget Goal of the Day; when all is said and done this can be the Purpose of the Tournament.

HELP OF THE DAY

Bruno Fernandes entered the tournament as one of the world’s most dangerous rogues – he showed why on Thursday. If it happened later, João Félix would have been offside.

THE MOMENT TO SEE

Inaki Williams He almost caught an equalizer late for Ghana as he sneaked behind Portugal goalkeeper Diogo Costa, who didn’t know he was there.

Had he been in, it would have been one of the tournament’s most memorable moments – instead, it’s a must-see moment of the day.

Brazilian Richarlison celebrates after scoring a goal in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group G match between Brazil and Serbia on November 24, 2022, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail City, Qatar.

Brazilian Richarlison celebrates after scoring a goal in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group G match between Brazil and Serbia on November 24, 2022, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail City, Qatar.
(Freed Kotb/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Wales – Iran, 5:00 ET in FS1

Fans of Iran and Wales will not be the only ones watching the match on Friday. United States hopes of making it to the qualifying stage will get a good boost with an Iran win or draw. The last thing the US needs is a Wales win.

Qatar – Senegal, 08:00 ET on FS1

Having lost their first match to Ecuador, Qatar will want to take their first win of the tournament against Senegal, which is trying to do the same. A loss effectively disqualifies the host nation from the World Cup.

People gather around the official countdown clock showing the time until the start of the 2022 World Cup, which will be held on Thursday, November 25, 2021 in Doha, Qatar.  Fans heading to the World Cup in Qatar must show a negative COVID-19 test, organizers said on Thursday, September 29, 2022 when they arrive as part of the host country's rules to combat COVID-19.

People gather around the official countdown clock showing the time until the start of the 2022 World Cup, which will be held on Thursday, November 25, 2021 in Doha, Qatar. Fans heading to the World Cup in Qatar must show a negative COVID-19 test, organizers said on Thursday, September 29, 2022 when they arrive as part of the host country’s rules to combat COVID-19.
(AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)

Netherlands – Ecuador, 11:00 AM ET on FOX

Ecuador had no issues against Qatar in the opening game of the tournament – how will it be fair against a Dutch side coming out of a confidence-building win against a team that many thought would be the black horse for the championship?

England vs United States, 14:00 ET on FOX

Football? Football? Everything will be decided on Friday, such as the US path to the qualifying stage.