The primary-ever Winter World Cup begins on Sunday November 20, as host nation Qatar tackle Ecuador to kick off the street to the ultimate on Sunday December 18.

5-time winners Brazil have not gained the World Cup for 20 years – for the reason that technology led by Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho triumphed in Japan and South Korea – and the Seleçao have been final eradicated within the quarter-finals by Belgium in 2018. They’re the highest seeds in Group G, alongside Switzerland, Cameroon and Serbia.

Switzerland and Serbia each completed prime of their respective qualifying teams in opposition to all odds – beating first-place Italy and Portugal respectively – whereas Cameroon beat Algeria within the play-off through a dramatic winner of Karl Toko Ekambi within the final minute of additional time.

On the 2018 World Cup, Switzerland completed second of their group – when additionally they confronted Brazil and Serbia – earlier than shedding 1-0 to Sweden within the spherical of 16. Serbia got here third within the group after a decisive 2-1 loss to Switzerland, whereas Cameroon didn’t qualify for Russia however have been additionally drawn in opposition to Brazil in 2014, the place they misplaced all three matches.

This is every thing it’s good to find out about Group G:

Which groups are in Group G?

Brazil, Switzerland, Cameroon and Serbia make up Group G.

What are the locations?

Al Wakrah (Al Janoub Stadium), Lusail (Iconic Lusail Stadium), Doha (Stadium 974)

What are the appointments and when are they?

All GMT occasions.

Thursday, November 24

Switzerland vs Cameroon – 10:00 a.m.

Brazil vs Serbia – 7:00 p.m.

monday november 28

Cameroon vs Serbia – 10:00 a.m.

Brazil vs Switzerland – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, December 2

Cameroon vs Brazil – 7:00 p.m.

Serbia vs Switzerland – 7:00 p.m.

Neymar will as soon as once more be Brazil’s star man in Qatar (Getty Photos)

How are the groups structured?

Brazil are the pure and apparent favorites to prime this group, dealing with three groups they met in 2014 – Cameroon – or in 2018, once they confronted Serbia and Switzerland. The 2 European nations, after spectacular qualifying phases the place they dominated swimming pools with Portugal and Italy, may effectively have a ultimate match to win for second place on Friday December 2. However Cameroon, who reached the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this yr, shouldn’t be counted out both.

Who will win the group?

Brazil – 2/5

Switzerland – 9/2

Serbia – 11/2

Cameroon – 11/1

All odds through Betfair.

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