Welcome to Sportstar’s Day 5 build-up for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Four matches - Switzerland vs Cameroon, Uruguay vs South Korea, Portugal vs Ghana and Brazil vs Serbia - were played today.
DAY 5: QATAR 2022 HIGHLIGHTS
Follow the match live here: Brazil vs Serbia live score, commentary
Ronaldo drilled home a penalty in the 65th minute to set his side on its way and while Andre Ayew equalised for Ghana, Portugal turned on the afterburners with two quick-fire goals to seal the deal.
Full story here: Ronaldo breaks record as Portugal up and running with Ghana win
List of records broken by Cristiano Ronaldo after the goal against Ghana
- ⦿Ronaldo becomes the second-oldest goal scorer in the FIFA World Cup
- ⦿Ronaldo beats Messi in FIFA World Cup goal tally with successful penalty against Ghana
- ⦿Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first player to score in five FIFA World Cup editions
Portugal vs Ghana
Uruguay vs South Korea
French minister pushes for human rights gesture at Qatar WC
France’s sports minister has encouraged her country’s World Cup team to make a symbolic gesture in support of human rights, after FIFA’s clampdown on the “One Love” armband. - READ
Switzerland vs Cameroon
Asian teams enjoying their ‘giant killer’ era
Belgium escapes Canada’s onslaught
Luis Enrique’s Spain makes strong opening statement
Who’s the Cameroon manager?
Rigobert Song retired in 2010 after playing 414 matches in club football and 137 matches for Cameroon. He also holds the record for the most appearances in the African Cup of Nations at eight. Here’s all you need to know about the Cameroon manager - READ
Who’s the Swiss manager?
Murat Yakin has been in charge of the Switzerland national team since August 2021, when he replaced former manager Vladimir Petkovic. Who is the Switzerland football team manager at Qatar WC? Here’s all you need to know about him - READ
831 players, 608 of them from European clubs
A total of 831 players from 32 countries are in Qatar for the FIFA World Cup. Here is the lowdown on the leagues and clubs these players are associated with - READ
What to expect
Group H is expected to be closely followed and tracked, partly because it has some mouth-watering fixtures to offer, and mostly because Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal is a part of it. Here’s what one can expect from these teams as they get their campaigns underway - READ
In case you missed it
Ahead of their campaign opener against Japan, Germany’s players covered their mouths with their hands to suggest they had been gagged by football’s governing body FIFA. Here’s the full story - READ
What’s in store
FIFA World Cup’s Group G will see the Samba Boys, Brazil, in action as the five-time World Cup Champion takes on challengers Switzerland, Serbia and Cameroon in the same group. Here’s what one can expect from these teams as they get their campaigns underway - READ
Ready for the opener
Elsewhere, Ghana captain Andre Ayew has weighed in on the Cristiano Ronaldo vs Man United saga. He does not believe Ronaldo’s messy exit from Manchester United will have any bearing on its World Cup Group H opener against Portugal as he urged his side to be “brave” in its clash at Stadium 974 on Thursday - READ
Brazil to get the ball rolling
Brazil coach Tite, wisened up since the quarterfinal loss from four years ago, has the most standout squad of this World Cup – men of extraordinary talent fighting for every spot. His team will get its campaign underway later tonight against Serbia - READ
Where to for Ronaldo?
Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has left Manchester United with immediate effect. The decision follows a controversial interview in which the 37-year-old criticised the club and said he had “no respect” for manager Erik ten Hag. Both parties stated that Ronaldo’s exit was “mutually agreed”. So, where is the Portugal skipper headed next - READ
As we build up to today’s first match, at 3.30pm, here’s a quick recap of how Day 4 went at the FIFA World Cup.
Morocco 0-0 Croatia - Report
Japan 2-1 Germany - Report
Spain 7-0 Costa Rica - Report
Belgium 1-0 Canada - Report
- FIFA World Cup schedule today