The World Cup starts for the teams of Switzerland and Cameroon, who hope to start their tournament with a smile, knowing that later they will have to play with the undoubted favorite (Brazil) and that everything depends of the result of both against Serbia. That is why it is so important to get the 3 points today. The match will be played this Thursday, November 24 at the Al Yanub Stadium.
How Switzerland arrives: Switzerland has got too much confidence. Because it has gotten how to mix and play with two generations. The classic of Shaqiri, Xhaka or Ricardo Rodríguez, with the new talent players as Embolo, Akanji or Rubén Vargas. And its results has been fantastic. They brought down the big France in the last Euro Cup – also reaching penalties against Spain – to later force Italy, to the qualifying group, and play a play-off that has finally left them without a World Cup.. Switzerland knows perfectly its potential and applies them like few other teams in the World Cup.
How Cameroon arrives: Always present. Cameroon has got interesting names, although I need to see it compete. It is his eighth World Cup. His presence has been intermittent since 2002. It was not in Russia and is now back in Qatar, with Rigobert Song at the box. This coach played four final phases as a footballer. He will try for Cameroon’s first World Cup win since 2002.
The duel of the match: Xhaka vs. Anguissa. The Swiss midfielder is a tremendous footballer. The thermometer and leader of his nacional team, as in Arsenal, leader of the Premier. He´s the máximum responsable of the game of the Europeans. As Anguissa, a physical -logical- pivot who has found his ideal place in Napoles after his time in Spain and Germany. Physical duel and with the ball.
By Fernando Perez (Football Analyst, Spain)