Friday, December 2, 2022

Qatar 2022: Attention shifts to Cameroon and Ghana as Africa search for first goal and win

The 2022 FIFA World Cup has been stuffed with surprises, upset, and record-breaking moments and African nations have additionally had a justifiable share.

Earlier right now, Morocco had been pressured to a goalless draw by Croatia who’ve had it simple in opposition to African opponents previously World Cups.

The 2018 runners-up, defeated Cameroon 4-0 within the 2014 World Cup, and additionally beat Nigeria 2-0 in the 2018 World Cup.

However they failed to discover their third win within the consecutive world cup in opposition to an African opposition as they might solely get a draw in opposition to Morocco.

– Croatia failed to rating for the first time in 12 World Cup matches, since what was their solely different goalless draw within the competitors in opposition to Japan in 2006.

In different video games performed right now, Japan, Spain, and Gavi entered the historical past books

– Germany have misplaced a World Cup sport during which they led at halftime for the first time since 1978 (2-3 vs Austria), having gone unbeaten of their earlier 21 such matches earlier than right now.
– Japan got here from behind to win a World Cup match for the very first time, having drawn two and misplaced 11 of their 13 matches once they had trailed earlier than right now
– Spain grew to become the sixth nation to attain 100 targets within the competitors’s historical past after Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, and Italy.
-Gavi grew to become the youngest scorer in a World Cup match since Pele (17y, 249d) within the 1958 closing

To date within the first spherical of video games on the 2022 FIFA World Cup, three African nations have performed and just one ended on the shedding aspect.

Netherlands 2-0 Senegal
Denmark 0-0 Tunisia
Croatia 0-0 Morocco

Attention will now shift to Cameroon and Ghana as Africa continues the search for the first win and first goal at Qatar 2022.

Ghana have a tricky sport in opposition to star-studded Portugal led by the nice Cristiano Ronaldo, and Cameroon additionally play in opposition to Switzerland.

If there’s something we’ve got realized up to now at Qatar 2022, it’s that any staff may be crushed after Saudi Arabia’s shock win against Argentina and Japan’s victory against Germany.

Switzerland v Cameroon 11 am
Ghana v Portugal 5 pm

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