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Brazil’s World Cup rival, Switzerland, lost to Ghana in a friendly

Brazil’s opponents in the second spherical of the World Cup group stage, Switzerland, lost 2-0 to Ghana this morning in a World Cup warm-up friendly in Qatar on the Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The last conflict earlier than the World Cup uncovered the defensive frailty in coach Murat Yakin’s facet. In the Russian Cup, in 2018, Switzerland drew 1-1 with Brazil in the group stage and carried out very properly in the defensive sector and in the ball space – which was not repeated in at present’s match.

In September, the Brazilian nationwide workforce confronted the identical workforce from Ghana and didn’t encounter any difficulties. Victory 3-0 with two objectives from Richarlison and objectives from Marquinhos.

In Group G, the Swiss will face Cameroon in the opening sport of the Cup subsequent Thursday (twenty fourth) at 7am (Brazilian time) on the Al Janoub Stadium. The Ghanaians in Group H will play in opposition to Portugal on the identical day at 1:00 PM on the 974 Stadium.

The first half with out a lot emotion

The first half was technically weak and the groups struggled to create nice scoring alternatives. In truth, probably the greatest moments of the opening levels got here when goalkeeper Yann Sommer tried to play along with his ft nearly on the objective line, and striker Jordan Ayew made a deal with that nearly reached the ball.

In the forty fourth minute, Switzerland had its greatest second to open the scoring. After a good alternate of passes, Freuler acquired the ball inside the world in a wonderful scenario. When the goalkeeper left, he touched Embolo on the facet, however the quantity 7 acquired tangled and punched in the intervening time of ending.

The warmth hinders the progress of the match

The match performed in the United Arab Emirates began at 14:00 in the nation – the intention was to simulate the temperature that the 2 groups can have in Qatar throughout the World Cup. Both groups felt worn out by the 32ºC warmth, and the match referee took a hydration break at 24 minutes.

Ghana have scored their first objective from a clear sheet

In a low-intensity second half, Ghana discovered their objective in the twenty fourth minute with a lifeless ball. Kyereh took a nook from the left and Sowah deflected it on the first stick. Swiss defender Eray Comert made a poor clearance and the ball got here again into the field for defender Salisu to head previous Sommer and open the scoring for Ghana.

Switzerland’s protection fails once more as Ghana expands

After a lengthy shot by the keeper, Semenyo beat Eray Comert’s physique and shot to Sulemana. The quantity 22 went previous each markers and completed over Sommer, the rebound left the ball clear to Semenyo, and he volleyed into the again of the online.

DATA SHEET:

GHANA 2 x 0 SWITZERLAND

The purpose: World Cup friendly match
Place: Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
Date and time: November 17, 2022 at 07:00 (Brazil time)
Goals: Salisu (24′ T2 – GAN) and Semenyo (28 T2 – GAN)
Yellow playing cards: Silvan Widmer (SUI) and Sulemana (GAN)

GHANA: Ati Zigi; Baba Rahman, Mohammed Salisu (Aidoo), Daniel Amartey and Tariq Lamptey (Seidu); Elisha Owusu (Sulemana), Abdul Samed and André Ayew; Jordan Ayew (Semenyo), Daniel Afriyie (Kyereh) and Iñaki Williams (Sowah). Technician: Otto Addo.

SWITZERLAND: Yann Sommer; Silvan Widmer (Fassnacht), Manuel Akanji (Elvedi), Fabian Schar (Seferovic) and Eray Comert; Denis Zakaria, Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri; Ruben Vargas (Steffen), Remo Freuler (Aebischer) and Breel Embolo (Okafor). Technician: Murat Yakin

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