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World Cup 2022 Day 13: Groups G and H to be decided

World Cup 2022 Day 13: Groups G and H to be decided
Luis Suarez, © PA Wire/PA Images

Day 13 at the Qatar World Cup will see the final round of group-stage fixtures played out.

Group G still provides intrigue, with every team alive in the tournament.

At 7 pm, favourites Brazil face off against a Cameroon side with aspirations of progression to the knockout stages.

The South American giants have already qualified and have been rocked by the news emerging about playmaker Neymar.

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It has been reported that the PSG superstar is in danger of missing the rest of the tournament with an ankle problem.

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In the group's other fixture, it's Switzerland versus Serbia.

Serbia have collected a solitary point at the competition and must win, whereas a draw will be sufficient for the Swiss unless Cameroon were to win.

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The points structure in Group H is a mirror image of G, with play getting underway at the earlier time of 3 pm.

Portugal have already qualified for the knockout phase and they face a South Korean side that knows they must win on the night.

It has been reported that the controversial Cristiano Ronaldo is set to be rested for that game.

Kicking off at the same time, Uruguay face Ghana in a repeat of that controversial meeting in 2010.

Nothing but a win will do for the Uruguians, who currently sit bottom of the group with one point.

For Ghana, a draw could be enough depending on the result of the group's other game.

Cast your mind back to 2010 and that infamous incident with Luis Suarez - a handball denying a goal, followed by a red card, which was followed by a missed penalty!

One can only imagine what's going through the minds of the Ghanian dressing room, as they seek retribution for their compatriots.

Speaking before the game, Suarez says he has no regrets: "I don't apologise about that.

"I take a handball but the Ghana player missed a penalty, not me!"

Recapping on last night's action and Germany have been eliminated.

 

They beat Costa Rica 4-2 in Group E, but Japan's 2-1 win over Spain saw the Germans eliminated on goal difference.

It means elimination from the group stages for the second consecutive tournament for the four-time winners.

Japan topped the Group and will now play Croatia in the last 16 next Monday, while Spain will face Morocco on Tuesday.

 

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