With Brazil expected to top the group it should be a three-way battle between Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon. Every point will count and for the latter two, neither will want to be playing catch-up so we may be in for a cagey share of the spoils.
Switzerland come into the World Cup as a form team after a strong end to their Nations League campaign which saw them win three in a row, recording victories against both Spain and Portugal. There was a bump back down to earth with a 2-0 defeat to Ghana last week but manager Murat Yakin has made a positive impression since his arrival in August 2021 and the rejuvenated Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri are expected to be key to their success.
Cameroon arrive at the tournament somewhat under the radar with the side still getting used to manager Rigobert Song’s methods since his appointment in February this year.
They showed in their third place AFCON finish they are a well-balanced side and have a variety of attacking talent with Al Nassr’s Vincent Aboubakar, Olympique Lyonnais’ Karl Toko Ekambi, Brentford’s Bryan Mbeumo and Bayern Munich’s Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting expected to provide the firepower.
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