Cameroon To Play Decider Against Serbia At FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
Cameroon will play against Serbia on Nov 28, 2022, at 15:30 IST. Cameroon went goalless and suffered a 0-1 loss in their previous fixture with Switzerland.
While Cameroon did not score in their previous fixture with Switzerland, there is still a chance that they might make it to the knockout round. Sure, the chance is as thin as a piece of hair, but sports teach you to fight until the very end. Cameroon will take the field against Serbia with a 19% chance of winning.
This is a must-win game for Cameroon if the team wants to keep its chances of playing in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 alive.
Previous performances were disappointing. There is nothing to twist the fact even if it sounds blunt to break several hearts. Breel Embolo was able to score a single against the zone of defense that was less active. The configuration, which was 4-3-3 in the opening game, will likely require improvement. It remains to be seen whether the stretch from Fai to Tolo will receive additional support.
The overall run has not been decent either. Victory last landed on their side in 2002, when Saudi Arabia was unable to score against the response of one shot on target. Eight World Cup matches have gone down the drain since then. What makes this evident is the fact that Cameroon could only score 3 goals while conceding 17 goals.
Onana’s flexibility will be put to the test, no doubt at all. It will be up to the midfielders to keep the ball rolling on the opponent’s side.
This does not give an upper hand to Serbia, though. It too went for nil while facing Brazil in the previous event. Richarlison scored a double within 12 minutes after halftime. Mitrovic was left hanging in the formation of 3-4-2-1 with practically less assistance than should have been there against one of the best football teams.
Despite this, Serbia’s overall trajectory lacks the balance required to inspire confidence. It has lost 9 of its 11 World Cup matches. The only victories were in 2010 against Germany and 2018 against Costa Rica. There appears to be the possibility of an upset; yet, this occurrence is extremely rare. The key to at least reducing the -2 goal deficit will be to repeat the feat. Recently, TimesOfCasino publication published their prediction about Cameroon vs. Serbia. It says Eric Maxim might earn respect for his team and country. On other hand, Aleksandar Mitrovic can be the star player for Serbia.
Talk about repeating history, and we have Cameroon with a history that no one can forget. Cameroon once played in the quarterfinal round, and that was in 1990. The odds were stacked against them, but not against the inspiration that Roger Milla brought to the team.
Even though Cameroon has not advanced past the pool stage in the last five times it has qualified for the World Cup, the team will look to that inspiration again when it faces Serbia on November 28, 2022, at 15:30 IST at Al Janoub Stadium in Qatar.