Switzerland vs Cameroon – World Cup 2022: Team news, kick-off time

Switzerland vs Cameroon – World Cup 2022: Team news, kick-off time

Group G will kick off with Switzerland taking on Cameroon on Thursday, November 20.

Switzerland managed to edge past European champions Italy in qualifying for this year’s tournament, while Cameroon beat Algeria on away goals to book their place in Qatar.

The five-time Africa Cup of Nations winners needed a 124th-minute goal from Karl Toko Ekambi after they came close to seeing their World Cup dream come to an end.

Cameroon qualified for Qatar thanks to Karl Toko Ekambi's (centre) late goal against Algeria

Cameroon qualified for Qatar thanks to Karl Toko Ekambi’s (centre) late goal against Algeria

Both sides will be looking to get off to a quick start in a group that includes favorites Brazil and Serbia, who boast an eye-catching front line that includes Juventus’ Dusan Vlahovic and Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

In their last tournament appearances, Switzerland qualified for last year’s Euro quarter-finals before traveling to Spain on penalties, while Cameroon finished third in the last edition of the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year.

The game is now almost upon us, and sports mail provided everything you need to know ahead of the Group G clash.

When is Switzerland vs Cameroon?

Switzerland will kick off their World Cup campaign against Cameroon on November 24.

The match will kick off at 10am GMT, 5am EST and 9pm Australian Eastern Time.

Date: Thursday, November 24

Time: 10 a.m. (UK), 5 a.m. (US) and 9 p.m. (Australian Eastern Time).

How to watch the game

Thursday’s game will be shown live on ITV in the UK. For those looking to stream the game, you’ll need to head to the ITV website or ITV Hub.

The game will be free to all UK viewers with a TV license. During this time, the following stations will broadcast the game for US viewers: FOX, Telemundo, fuboTV, DirecTV Stream, Peacock Premium, Vidgo and Sling Blue.

Australian viewers can tune in to the game via SBS, which will show every game of the 2022 World Cup.

If you can’t watch the match live, you can relive the action via the FIFA YouTube channel (worldwide). The official YouTube channel will post highlight videos after each game.

UK: ITV, ITV website and ITV Hub

WE: FOX, Telemundo, fuboTV, DirecTV Stream, Peacock Premium, Vidgo, Sling Blue

Australia: SBS and SBS on demand

ITV will broadcast Switzerland's match against Cameroon in the UK on Thursday morning

ITV will broadcast Switzerland’s match against Cameroon in the UK on Thursday morning

Where is Switzerland playing against Cameroon?

The game will take place at Al Janoub Stadium, formerly known as Al-Wakrah Stadium, which was opened in 2019. The venue hosted the AFC Champions League final in December 2020.

The Al Janoub stadium has a capacity of 40,000 seats and has a retractable roof.

In total, the Al Janoub stadium will host six group matches and one round of 16.

Cameroon will familiarize themselves with the pitch as their second group match against Serbia will also take place there.

Australia are set to play their three group matches against France, Tunisia and Denmark at the stadium.

Location: Al Wakrah, Qatar

Stadium: Al Janoub Stadium

The Al Janoub stadium, with a capacity of 40,000, will host the Switzerland-Cameroon match

The Al Janoub stadium, with a capacity of 40,000, will host the Switzerland-Cameroon match

Switzerland vs Cameroon: Team News

Switzerland have five Premier League-based players in their 26-man squad, with Granit Xhaka being the most notable name.

The Arsenal midfielder has been in excellent form at club level this season, scoring three goals and three assists in the top flight while playing in a slightly more advanced role.

Brentford’s Bryan Mbeumo is the sole Premier League representative in the Cameroon squad, but the African nation has plenty of talent currently plying its trade across Europe.

Former Fulham midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa helped Napoli move eight points clear at the top of Serie A, and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored six Bundesliga goals for Bayern Munich in 2022-23 .

Switzerland will rely on Arsenal's Granit Xhaka to dominate midfield battle

Switzerland will rely on Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka to dominate midfield battle

Switzerland also have experienced goalkeeper Yann Sommer (right) to call on in Qatar

Switzerland also have experienced goalkeeper Yann Sommer (right) to call on in Qatar

Swiss team:

Guardians: Yann Sommer, Gregor Kobel, Philipp Kohn, Jonas Omlin

Defenders: Manuel Akanji, Eray Comert, Nico Elvedi, Ricardo Rodriguez, Fabian Schar, Sylvan Widmer

Midfielders: Michel Aebischer, Edimilson Fernandes, Fabian Frei, Remo Freuler, Ardon Jashari, Noah Okafor, Fabian Rieder, Xherdan Shaqiri, Djibril Sow, Renato Steffen, Granit Xhaka, Denis Zakaria

Forwards: Breel Embolo, Christian Fassnacht, Haris Seferovic, Reuben Vargas

Cameroonian team:

Guardians: Simon Ngapandouetnbu, Devis Epassy, ​​Andre Onana

Defenders: Nicolas Nkoulou, Enzo Ebosse, Oumar Gonzalez, Nouhou Tolo, Olivier Mbaizo, Collins Fai, Jean-Charles Castelletto, Christopher Wooh

Midfielders: André-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Jérôme Ngom Mbekeli, Gaël Ondoua, Samuel Gouet, Pierre Kunde, Martin Hongla, Olivier Ntcham

Forwards: Vincent Aboubakar, Souaibou Marou, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Christian Bassogog, Moumi Ngamaleu, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, Bryan Mbeumo, Jean-Pierre Nsame, Karl Toko Ekambi, Moumi Ngamaleu

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting looks to be Cameroon's main attacking threat in Qatar

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting looks to be Cameroon’s main attacking threat in Qatar

Head-to-head record

This will be the first time that Switzerland and Cameroon will face each other in men’s football.

The women’s teams faced off in the group stage of the 2015 Women’s World Cup, with Cameroon claiming a 2-1 victory.

Group G Schedule

  • Switzerland vs Cameroon – Thursday, November 24
  • Brazil vs Serbia – Thursday, November 24
  • Cameroon vs Serbia – Monday, November 28
  • Brazil vs Switzerland – Monday, November 28
  • Serbia vs Switzerland – Friday, December 2
  • Cameroon vs Brazil – Friday, December 2
Brazil set to advance to Round of 16 but rest of Group G look wide open

Brazil set to advance to Round of 16 but rest of Group G look wide open

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