World Cup 2022: South Korea 2-1 Portugal, Switzerland 3-2 Serbia, Cameroon 1-0 Brazil

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Serbia's Filip Duricic, left, and Switzerland's Granit Xhaka go for a header during the World Cup group G soccer match between Serbia and Switzerland.
Serbia's Filip Duricic, left, and Switzerland's Granit Xhaka go for a header during the World Cup group G soccer match between Serbia and Switzerland.   -  Copyright  AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi

Group H: South Korea (2-1) Portugal

  • South Korea advanced to the round of 16, after beating Portugal 2-1 with a stoppage-time strike from Hwang Hee-chan.
  • South Korea, who began the day in third place in the group, ensured a second-place finish.
  • Despite the unexpected defeat, Portugal, which had already qualified for the knockout stages, still won the top spot in the group.
  • They will now face the runners-up in Group G, which contains Brazil, Switzerland, Cameroon and Serbia.
  • With qualification assured, Portugal has rested several key players, with Rúben Dias, Bruno Fernandes and Bernardo Silva all starting on the bench.

Group H: Uruguay (2-0) Ghana

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Ghana's Daniel Amartey, left, and Uruguay's Darwin Nunez scuffle during a World Cup group H soccer match at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 2, 2022.Darko Vojinovic/AP Photo
  • Uruguay beat Ghana 2-0 but it wasn't enough to allow the team to go through, as they needed 3 goals to surpass South Korea in goal difference.
  • Ghana needed to win -- and hope South Korea fails to beat Portugal -- to qualify, but that didn't happen. 
  • Uruguay's Luis Suarez cried as his team was knocked out of the World Cup, while the country's players were angry at the referee as they didn't get a penalty they thought they deserved.

Group G: Switzerland 3-2 Serbia

  • Switzerland advanced to the last 16 for the third tournament in a row after a 3-2 win over Serbia.

  • Switzerland needed a win to guarantee itself a place in the knockout round after beating Cameroon and losing to Brazil in its opening two games. 

  • The team took an early lead, and although Serbia turned it around in the second half of the match, it wasn't enough to defeat the Swiss.

  • There were some tensions towards the end of the match as Swiss player Granit Xhaka -- whose family are Albanian -- was pushed by Serbia's Nikola Milenkovic. Both players got a yellow card as a result of the incident.

  • Serbia is now out of the World Cup, while

 

Switzerland will face Portugal on Tuesday at Lusail Stadium.

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Serbia's Nikola Milenkovic, left, pushes Switzerland's Granit Xhaka during the World Cup group G soccer match between Serbia and Switzerland.AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan

Group G: Cameroon 1-0 Brazil

  • Cameroon was eliminated by the World Cup, but not without first enjoying a thrilling 1-0 victory over Brazil with Vincent Aboubakar's goal two minutes into stoppage time.

  • Aboubakar celebrated the goal by taking his shirt off, which brought him a second yellow card from the referee.

  • Brazil had already reached the knockout stage after victories over Serbia and Switzerland earlier this week, and is now scheduled to face South Korea in the round of 16.

  • The South American team finished with six points, the same as Switzerland -- but Brazil had a better goal difference.

 

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Cameroon's Vincent Aboubakar celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the World Cup group G soccer match between Cameroon and Brazil.AP Photo/Andre Penner