The round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup is complete, after the third day of Group G on Friday.
Brazil will face South Korea in the last 16 of the World Cup as the five-time winners are in Group G despite Cameroon’s defeat on Friday in the three-day tournament.
Brazil has taken first place in the number of goals scored
Vincent Aboubakar’s stoppage-time header gave Cameroon a win over hosts Brazil, who have advanced to the final round of the group stage. Tite’s men went into the round of 16 as one-goal winners on goal difference, with Switzerland in second place. La Selecao, which has qualified for every World Cup since the competition’s inception in 1930, has been eliminated from the group stage in 14 consecutive editions of the competition, starting in 1970.
Switzerland are in second place in Group G
Switzerland joined Brazil in the round of 16 after securing second place with a win over Serbia.
After Xherdan Shaqiri opened the scoring for the Swiss midway through the first half, Serbia responded with goals from Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dusan Vlahovic. However, Switzerland were leveled by Breel Embolo just before half-time, before Remo Freuler fired home the winner shortly after the break.
Switzerland finished level with Brazil, but while the South Americans gave up +2 goals, Murat Yakin’s side was one at +1. The Swiss will face Group H winners Portugal in the next round.
Cameroon and Serbia leave
Cameroon’s eventual win over Brazil was not enough for the Indomitable Lions to end their 32-year wait to return to the World Cup. Rigobert Song’s team finished two points behind in second place. The Serbians are in Group G with only one point.