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Switzerland vs Cameroon : prediction, team news, lineups

Switzerland vs Cameroon : prediction, team news, lineups

FIFA+ has everything you need to know about Switzerland v Cameroon, from TV and streaming details to a match preview and potential starting line-ups.

Buoyed by a more-than-satisfactory qualifying campaign, Switzerland will be looking to build on their recent success at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

The Nati have featured in three World Cup quarter-finals in 1934, 1938 and 1954, so it has been a while since they reached the last eight. Despite most recently making it as far as the Round of 16 in 2018 and 2014, their journey came to an end at that stage on both occasions.

Murat Yakin’s side will be keen to lay the foundations for a successful tournament by winning their opening match against their African opponents.

Reaching the World Cup quarter-finals is also Cameroon’s best result to date. Yet the knockout stages have remained frustratingly elusive for the Indomitable Lions since that successful run at Italy 1990, with their last five campaigns coming to a premature end in the group stages.

As Rigobert Song’s team prepare to go again in Qatar in their quest to finally contest another knockout game at the World Cup finals, their encounter with Switzerland could provide a good indication of their chances of success.

Date and time
24 November, 13:00 Doha time

Al Janoub Stadium

Team news
Despite suffering a 2-0 defeat in their World Cup warm-up match against Ghana, Murat Yakin is one of the few coaches to have a fully fit squad of players at his disposal. Yann Sommer and Ricardo Rodriguez appear to have shaken off knocks and are ready to feature in the opening group game.

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Cameroon played two friendlies in November, with Rigobert Song’s side drawing 1-1 against both Jamaica and Panama. Napoli defensive midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa is an injury doubt.

Possible starting XIs
Switzerland: Yann Sommer – Ricardo Rodriguez, Nico Elvedi, Manuel Akanji, Silvan Widmer – Djibril Sow, Granit Xhaka, Remo Freuler – Ruben Vargas, Breel Embolo, Xherdan Shaqiri

Cameroon: Andre Onana – Nouhou Tolo, Nicolas N’Koulou, Jean-Charles Castelletto, Collins Fai – Karl Toko Ekambi, Martin Hongla, Olivier Ntcham, Bryan Mbeumo – Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Vincent Aboubakar