This has been the fifth day of the World Cup
These have been the results and the most important events of the fifth day of the World Cup:
Brazil opens with a hard-fought victory against Serbia. Brazil prevailed against Serbia in their first match in the World Cup in Qatar (2-0) thanks to two goals from Richarlison, the second beautifully made. The Canarinha, led by Neymar and Vinicius in attack, had had several chances before, although they had run into goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic, the best on their team in the match. Danilo and Casemiro crashed two balls into the posts. The Serbian team started with a lot of spirit, but cooled down as the minutes went by and could end up thrashed. Brazil is positioned as the leader of group G, tied on points with Switzerland, who this morning beat Cameroon.
Neymar suffers a sprained right ankle. The image of Neymar with his head tucked into his shirt, sitting on the bench, while two doctors examined his right ankle, is the great alarm of the Brazilian fans after the victory against Serbia. Neymar suffers a sprain, and in the next few days the extent of his injury will be known, according to what the Brazilian doctors have said. Neymar was already seriously injured with the national team eight years ago, in the 2014 World Cup, and that this image be repeated is the nightmare of his teammates, Tite and the fans. The PSG striker had to be replaced by Antony ten minutes from time.
Portugal defeats Ghana in their World Cup debut with goals from Cristiano, João and Leao. Portugal defeated Ghana this Thursday in their debut at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The star of the Portuguese team, Cristiano, put his team ahead with a penalty goal in the 64th minute, becoming the only player in history to have scored in five World Cups. Minutes after Ronaldo’s goal, the Ghanaian team leveled the game with a goal from Ayew, but João Félix and Leao scored instantly two goals to put the Portuguese ahead again. Bukari closed the gap for Ghana in the 89th minute, already in the final stretch of the game, but the Africans could not equalize the score.
Cristiano Ronaldo, the first player in history to score in five World Cups. Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score goals in five World Cups by scoring Portugal’s first goal against Ghana on Thursday in Doha, in the 65th minute, converting a penalty committed on himself.
Iñaki and Nico Williams become the second brothers in history to play in a World Cup with different teams. Nico and Iñaki Williams have made history between yesterday and today by becoming the second brothers in history to debut in a World Cup with different teams. Yesterday, with Spain, Nico Williams did it in the win against Costa Rica. This Thursday, Iñaki Williams made his World Cup debut with the Ghanaian team against Portugal. The Williams thus become the second brothers in history to play in a World Cup with different teams, after the Boateng brothers did so in 2010 and 2014. Prince Boateng chose to play with Ghana, while Jérôme Boateng did so with Germany .
No goals in the Uruguay-South Korea. Uruguay and South Korea have tied in their World Cup debut. In a match without goals, the two teams have displayed an explosive game with a lot of speed. Both teams tried to run against and were quick in a very even match, both in attack and defense, and the scoreboard has shown this. The South Koreans had several chances but it was difficult for them to define in the last passes in front of the goal. Uruguay had more chances. Godín in the first half, and Fede Valverde in the second, had the best opportunities for the Uruguayan team, but both sent the ball to the post.
Switzerland defeats Cameroon with a goal from Embolo.A Cameroonian defeated Cameroon. Breel Embolo, born in Yaoundé, a player for Monaco and a center forward for Switzerland, finished off what was surely the best play of the game at the Al Yanoub Stadium. The goal, the first in World Cup history scored by a player against his country of birth, changed the script of a match that for a long time looked better for Cameroon.