Right here’s a take a look at Thursday’s World Cup matches:
Switzerland vs. Cameroon, 5 a.m., FS1
Switzerland has made the Spherical of 16 in two consecutive World Cups, whereas Cameroon missed the 2018 event however appeared in each 2010 and 2014. Cameroonian captain Vincent Aboubakar is in his twelfth 12 months as captain and is fourth all time on the Cameroonian objective record however solely two scores behind second place.
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Uruguay vs. South Korea, 8 a.m., FS1
These groups met within the Spherical of 16 in 2010, when Uruguay beat South Korea 2-1 because of Luis Suarez’s two targets, one coming within the eightieth minute. That is Uruguay’s fourth straight look and it’s seeking to make it 4 consecutive tournaments reaching the knockout stage. South Korea is taking part in in its tenth straight event, however it hasn’t made the knockouts since that loss to Uruguay.
Portugal vs. Ghana, 11 a.m., Fox
That is probably Cristiano Ronaldo’s ultimate World Cup and Portugal can be seeking to get to a long-awaited ultimate with Ronaldo to cap off a legendary World Cup profession. Portugal hasn’t missed a World Cup with Ronaldo, however solely completed as excessive as fourth in Ronaldo’s first event. As for Ghana, they’re again within the World Cup after lacking it in 2018.
Brazil vs. Serbia, 2 p.m., Fox
Brazil has by no means missed a World Cup and has gained it 5 instances, however it hasn’t made a ultimate since profitable in 2002. That is additionally probably Neymar’s final World Cup, regardless of this being simply his third. Serbia are making their second straight look within the World Cup and need to make it to the knockouts for the primary time.