Portugal vs Switzerland Match Details
Match: Portugal vs Switzerland, 56th match |Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup
Date: 7th December 2022
Time: 1.00 AM (GMT+6), 12.30 AM(GMT+5.5)
Venue: Lusail Stadium, Qatar
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FIFA ranking: Portugal(9) vs (15)Switzerland
Portugal vs Switzerland will face each other in round of 16 matches in World Cup football popularly known as The Greatest Show on Earth.
The Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the biggest stars in world football. Before the start of the World Cup 2022, the superstar came into the discussion for off-field incidents. He opened his mouth against his own club Manchester United and gave rise to criticism. It remains to be seen whether the Portugal star Ronaldo’s performance heading into his last World Cup is affected by off-field events. Ronaldo has single-handedly brought the team together.
Switzerland is undoubtedly capable of pulling off shocks. At the start of every World Cup, Switzerland has always been on the list of hot favorites. Switzerland hasn’t won a World Cup so far. But they are having a golden generation. So, it would be their golden opportunity to win the World Cup. The Swiss team have won three and lost two matches in their last five matches considering all competitions.So surely, they will try to give their best today against portugal.
The match will undoubtedly be a tough test for Switzerland.
Portugal vs Switzerland Key Points
Cristiano Ronaldo is the life of Portugal. The Portuguese team having players like Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, Joao Felix, Diego Daltot and Ruben Diaz in the squad, still Portugal has been a completely Ronaldo-reliant team in the past one visit. The Portuguese superstar Ronaldo, who scored 117 goals in 191 matches for the team, has already proved how dedicated he is to club football and the country. So, it can be said that the team’s success will depend on Christiano Ronaldo.
It is surprising that the swiss team with so many stars failed to win any trophy yet. Yann Sommer(goalkeeper), Ricardo Rodriguez (Left-back or center-back), Granit Xhaka(midfielder), Remo Freuler(midfielder), XherdanShaqiri(Attacking midfielder) are all big names in football. However, they failed to get any trophy for the country. Several of them are going to play their last World Cup. Surely, they’ll try their best to get the trophy.
The Swiss superstar Yann Sommer(goalkeeper) is surely the biggest star of Switzerland. Surely all the spotlights will be upon him.
Portugal vs Switzerland Head-to-Head
Portugal and Switzerland have met twenty six times until now. Portugal won nine matches with eleven lost matches.
Morata , Jose Gaya were kicked out of the team due to injury. The Spain boss took Alejandra as his replacement.
The Spanish Centre-back Pau Torres could be seen in defense alongside Barcelona stars Gavi and Sergio.
Injured Abdes Samad’s Abdel Hamid Sabiri game is uncertain. Also Mazrai Naousa may miss the match.
Absence of the superstar Yann Sommer is a huge blow for team Switzerland. As like the last match, the swiss superstar Yann will miss today’s match due to an ankle injury. In his absence, Jonas Omlin will lead the Swiss team to fulfill their dream.
Absence of Yann Sommer is a huge blow for the Swiss team. He missed the first two group matches due to an ankle injury. In his absence, Jonas Omlin will be leading the Swiss to fulfill their dream.
Felipe Kostic, who was knocked out of the field against Brazil, remains a doubt. Dusan Vlahovic will be seen in the squad.
Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, is one of the best players of the present time, is the torch bearer for the Portugal team. He has scored in 5 consecutive World Cups. Through this, Ronaldo started his last World Cup auspiciously. The goal from the penalty was his 118th goal for the Portugal team. The superstar will want to shine in the second match as well. When Cristiano Ronaldo shines, the outcome of the match is Win.
Portugal vs Switzerland Squad
Goalkeepers: Rui Patricio (AS Roma), Diogo Costa (FC Porto), Jose Sa (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC)
Defenders: Antonio Silva (SL Benfica), Nuno Mendes (PSG), Pepe (FC Porto), Diogo Dalot (Manchester United), Ruben Dias (Manchester City), Rafael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund), Joao Cancelo (Manchester City), Danilo Pereira (PSG)
Midfielders:Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC), Joao Palhinha (Fulhampton Wanderers FC), Otavio Monteiro (FC Porto), Joao Mario (SL Benfica), Matthews Nunes (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC), Vitinha (PSG), William Carvalho (Real Betis), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)
Forwards:Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid), Rafael Leo (AC Milan), Andre Silva (RB Leipzig), Ricardo Horta (SC Braga), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Goncalo Ramos (SL Benfica)
Goalkeepers: Jonas Omlin(Montpellier),Gregor Kobel(Dortmund), Philipp Kohn(Salzburg),Yann Sommer(Borussia Monchengladbach)
Defenders:ErayComert(Valencia), Ricardo Rodriguez (Torino), Silvan Widmer (Mainz 05), Manuel Akanji(Manchester City), Fabian Schar(Newcastle United), Nico Elvedi(Borussia Monchengladbach)
Midfielders: Remo Freuler(Nottingham Forest),XherdanShaqiri(Chicago Fire), Granit Xhaka(Arsenal), Denis Zakaria(Chelsea), Djibril Sow(Eintracht Frankfurt), ArdonJashari(Luzern), Edimilson Fernandes(Mainz), Renato Steffen(Lugano), Fabian Frei(Basel), Michel Aebischer(Bologna),Fabian Rieder(Young Boys).
Forwards: Christian Fassnacht(Young Boys), BreelEmbolo (Monaco), HarisSeferovic(Galatasaray),Ruben Vargas(Augsburg), Noah Okafor(RB Salzburg).
Portugal vs Switzerland Prediction
Scorecard: Portugal 2-1 Switzerland
The swiss team have won three & lost two matches in their last five matches considering all competitions.
On the other hand, Portugal drew one match, won five matches, and lost two games in their last seven matches in all competitions. Considering the statistics, it may seem that the Portugal team is ahead. But Switzerland is not a weak team. In their day they can change the equation.