The important Ghana-Uruguay, Cameroon against Brazil or Portugal against South Korea: find the program of the day.
Matches of the day
This Friday’s matches are not to be missed under any circumstances. In the middle of the afternoon, the qualification for group H will be decided. Heung-min Son’s South Korea will try to snatch their ticket to the round of 16 against a Portugal already assured of continuing the competition and which could possibly rotate their squad a little. At the same time, Ghana and Uruguay will face each other in a meeting that will undoubtedly bring back memories of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa; the Black Stars will not have to lose while the Celeste will be forced to win not to go home.
At the end of the evening, around 10 p.m., we will witness the outcome of group G. Against a Brazil in form and already qualified, Cameroon will have a lot to do to win and hope to reach the round of 16. In the other game, Switzerland will absolutely have to avoid a defeat to have the chance to participate in the knockout phase; a goal that promises to be difficult enough because Serbia will necessarily have to get the three points to continue their adventure in this 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Broadcast times and channels
South Korea – Portugal (Group H): 4 p.m. (beIN Sports 1 )
Ghana – Uruguay (Group H): 4 p.m. (beIN Sports 2)
Cameroon – Brazil (Group G): 20 hours (TF1 , beIN Sports 1)
Serbia – Switzerland (Group G): 20 hours (beIN Sports 2)
The news of the Blues
This Friday, two days before the round of 16 against Poland, two players from the France team will be at a press conference at the start of the afternoon, at 2:30 p.m. Thereafter, the Blues will train at 16 hours. A session that will be open to the media.
statement of the day
While Ghana will play their qualification for the round of 16 against Uruguay this Friday afternoon (4 p.m.), Thomas Partey, one of the leaders of the Black Stars, was determined: “It’s a match to prove that we can compete with the whole world. We are the weakest team in this World Cup according to the FIFA rankings, but we want to show that we can compete with anyonesaid the 29-year-old midfielder. This promises an intense encounter.
Player to watch: Mohammed Kudus (Ghana)
Author of a decisive double in the victory of Ghana against South Korea (2-3) during the second day of the group stage, Mohammed Kudus is certainly one of the players to follow this Friday. Endowed with incredible qualities of elimination and percussion as well as good technical accuracy in the last and penultimate gestures (4 goals and 2 assists in the Champions League this season), the attacking midfielder – or striker – from Ajax Amsterdam is capable of making the difference against Uruguay to qualify his country for the knockout stages for the third time in its history after 2006 and 2010.
The expression of the day: “Have three lungs”
All football players are supposed to have two lungs. But for some, we have the right to wonder if they don’t have an extra one, as they are able to repeat high-intensity runs throughout an encounter, thus giving the impression that they can split on the ground. This is the case for example for N’Golo Kanté. The Frenchman seems completely inexhaustible, to the point where he appears (almost) as fresh at the end of the match as at the start. Used to designate a particularly enduring footballer, the expression “to have three lungs” is clearly cut out for him.
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