The main tournament of the four years has started. In the first match, the Ecuador national team defeated the team of Qatar with a score of 2: 0. Sport completes the story about the participants of the tournament. The penultimate group included three teams that played each other in Russia. Will there be a sensation or will the favorites advance to the playoffs? .jpg” />
Last World Championship participation: 2018;
World Championship best result: world champion (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002).
The Brazilian national team played at all the world championships and only once did not make it to the playoffs. It happened in 1966 in England. Although the team won the previous and next tournaments. However, the last time the “pentacampeons” took the trophy was 20 years ago. Unsuccessful series for the Brazilians dragged on.The national team came to the World Cup as a favorite. The team will face Switzerland and Serbia again. The teams have already played in the same group at the tournament in Russia. Cameroon is another favorite rival of the Selesao. In head-to-head meetings at the World Championships, the Brazilians won twice – in 1994 and 2014.
The tournament in Qatar will be especially important for head coach Tite. The specialist at one of the press conferences announced his departure from the national team after the World Cup.
The Brazilians brought a powerful squad. What can I say if even one of the leaders of Liverpool, Roberto Firmino, did not have enough space in it. But 39-year-old Dani Alves got into the application. Tita will have to decide the most important question – who from this Starship Troopers will enter the field.
World Championship best result: group stage ( 2010, 2018).
After the dramatic denouement of the final qualifying match in Lisbon, Serbian footballers were greeted as national heroes. President Aleksandar Vučić ordered a bonus of one million euros per team. By the way, the players donated money to charity.
The young team of Dragan Stojkovic is able to surprise in Qatar. The strongest line of the Serbs can be called an attack. Dusan Vlahovic and Aleksandar Mitrovic are ready to tear the top scorers.
The Italians Serhiy Milinkovic-Savic and Nikola Milenkovic also play consistently in the national team. “Second wind” found Filip Kostic. The winger received an invitation to Juventus at the age of 30 and is now an indispensable player in the team along with Vlahovic. Ajax veteran Dusan Tadic will lead the partners.
With not the most noticeable changes, the Serbian national team has made significant progress over the past four years. In previous World Cups, the team was content with group stage matches. Now there are good chances to take a swing at the playoffs. .jpg” />
Last Worlds participation: 2018;
Worlds best result: 1/4 finals (1934, 1938, 1954).
The Swiss national team created a sensation in the qualifying tournament, ahead of the favorites of the Italian group. Despite the absence of world-class stars, the team is considered one of the strongest in Europe. “Crusaders” confirmed this status at the last Euro. There they sensationally defeated the French world champions in the 1/8 finals. . The specialist adheres to strict football. Its main features are defense and following tactics with a minimum of initiative.
The key players in the Yaquina system are Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka. Goalkeepers Jan Sommer and Gregor Kobel can reliably cover the rear, as well as defenders Manuel Akanji and Fabian Scher.
At the last World Cup, Switzerland, along with Brazil, left the group after defeating Serbia. Will there be a rematch or will the Red-Whites seep into the playoffs again?
Last Worlds participation: 2014;
Best World Cup result: 1/4 finals (1990).
Cameroon came to the World Cup under the leadership of Rigobert Song. The legendary defender of the Lions played a record number of games for the national team (130) and played in four world championships. country Paul Biya at the beginning of 2022. Prior to this, the Cameroonians were coached by António Conceição. Together with the Portuguese, the team passed the selection without any problems. Five wins and one loss in the second round. In the play-offs, the team did not let Algeria qualify for the World Cup due to away goals.
The Cameroon national team has little chance of qualifying from the group. Forwards are capable of correcting the situation. Eric Choupo-Moting is a successful player at Bayern, Carl-Toko Ekambi is the favorite of the Lyon team, and Vincent Abubakar is the leader of the national team in every match.