World Cup Qatar 2022 Group G Final Standings: Who Qualified For The Round Of 16 And Who Is Out?
Brazil (group winner) and Switzerland (group runner-up) were the two teams to advance from Group H into the 2022 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 where they will cross paths with the teams that advance from Group H.
Brazil are not only expected to win Group G at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. They’re the pre-tournament favorite to win the whole thing.
On Monday, the Selecao moved one step closer on their path to the final, clinching a spot in the Round of 16 with a win over Switzerland. A result in their final group game against Cameroon would clinch the top spot.
The other berth will come down to the two European powers in the group as Serbia and Switzerland meet with a spot in the knockouts on the line. Serbia need a victory, while a draw could be enough for the Swiss.
Of course, Cameroon are still in the hunt, but they’d need to beat Brazil on the final matchday to start and then hope Switzerland don’t win their game. But the Indomitable Lions are still mathematically alive.
The line-up for World Cup 2022 last 16 is complete, after matchday three in Group G was played on Friday.
Brazil will face South Korea in the World Cup last 16 after the five-time champions topped Group G despite their matchday-three defeat to Cameroon on Friday.
Brazil seal top spot despite defeat
Vincent Aboubakar’s stoppage-time header gave the Cameroonians victory over a much-changed Brazil side, who were already through heading into the final round of group-stage games. Tite’s men progress to the knockout stages as group winners on goal difference, ahead of second-placed Switzerland.
The Seleçao, who have qualified for every World Cup since the tournament’s inception in 1930, have progressed from the group stage at 14 straight editions of the tournament, stretching back to 1970.
Switzerland take second in Group G
Switzerland joined Brazil in the knockout stages after securing the second spot with an entertaining win over Serbia.
After Xherdan Shaqiri’s opener for the Swiss midway through the first half, Serbia turned the scoreboard on its head with goals by Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dusan Vlahovic. However, Breel Embolo leveled for Switzerland just before halftime, before Remo Freuler grabbed a winner shortly after the break.
Switzerland finished level on points with Brazil, but while the South Americans ended up with a +2 goal difference, Murat Yakin’s side were one back on +1. The Swiss will take on Group H winners Portugal in the next round.
Cameroon and Serbia go out
Cameroon’s late winner against Brazil was not enough for the Indomitable Lions to end their 32-year wait to return to the World Cup knockout stages. Rigobert Song’s team finished two points adrift of second place. Serbia, meanwhile, come bottom of Group G with just one point.
Group G final standings:
- Wednesday 5 December: Brazil vs South Korea, Stadium 974, 10pm Local Time
- Thursday 6 December: Portugal vs Switzerland, Lusail Stadium, 10pm Local Time
|1||Brazil||3||2||0||1||3||1||+2||6||Advance to knockout stage|
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
In the round of 16:
- The winners of Group G will advance to play the runners-up of Group H, South Korea.
- The runners-up of Group G will advance to play the winners of Group H, Portugal.
Group G of the 2022 FIFA World Cup took place from 24 November to 2 December 2022. The group consisted of Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon. The top two teams, Brazil and Switzerland, advanced to the round of 16. Brazil, Serbia and Switzerland also played in Group E at the previous FIFA World Cup.
Switzerland 1-0 Cameroon
The two teams had never met before.
After a goalless first half, Breel Embolo scored three minutes into the second half with a finish from six yards out after a cross from Xherdan Shaqiri on the right. Embolo did not celebrate the goal in respect to being born in Cameroon; he moved to Switzerland when he was six years old.
Brazil 2-0 Serbia
The teams had met once in the World Cup, in Brazil’s 2–0 group-stage victory in 2018. With Serbia playing as Yugoslavia, the two teams had met 18 times, including four times at the FIFA World Cup group stages, in 1930, 1950, 1954 and 1974, with one victory for each and two draws.
After a goalless first half, Richarlison opened the scoring for Brazil in the 62nd minute, when he followed up to finish after Serbian goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic saved Vinicius Junior’s low shot from the left, with Neymar initially creating the chance. Richarlison made it 2–0 eleven minutes later, when he controlled the ball from Vinicius Junior before finishing to the left of the net with an over-the-shoulder acrobatic right-foot kick. Casemiro hit the woodwork and Fred also had a shot saved with Brazil running out comfortable 2–0 winners.
Cameroon 3-3 Serbia
The two teams had faced each other once in a 2010 friendly game, which Serbia won 4–3.
Jean-Charles Castelletto put Cameroon into the lead in the 29th minute, when he finished from close range after a corner. In first-half stoppage time Strahinja Pavlović made it 1–1 with a header before Sergej Milinković-Savić put Serbia ahead before half-time with a low finish to the corner. Eight minutes into the second half, Aleksandar Mitrović put Serbia 3–1 up with a low finish after a passing move. Vincent Aboubakar scooped the ball over Vanja Milinković-Savić to score Cameroon’s second goal in the 63rd minute, and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting equalized three minutes later with a low shot after a pass from the right by Aboubakar. The match finished in an entertaining 3–3 draw.
Brazil 1-0 Switzerland
The teams had met nine times including twice in the World Cup, both in group-stage matches ending in draws: 2–2 in 1950 and 1–1 in 2018.
Brazil started the game without the injured Neymar, who was ruled out for the remainder of the group stage. The only goal of the game was scored by Casemiro in the 83rd minute, when his deflected right-foot shot from inside the penalty area struck the right corner of the net.
Serbia 2-3 Switzerland
The teams have met once, in Switzerland’s 2–1 group stage victory at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. With Serbia playing as Yugoslavia, the two teams met 13 times, including one game at the 1950 FIFA World Cup group stage, a 3–0 victory for Yugoslavia.
Cameroon 1-0 Brazil
The two teams have met six times including twice in the World Cup, both in the group stage matches ending in victories for Brazil: 3–0 in 1994 and 4–1 in 2014.
World Cup Group G final table
Q = Qualified to Round of 16
E = Eliminated
NOTE: Brazil edged out Switzerland for first place based on the first tiebreaker (goal difference) with +2 vs. +1 for Switzerland.
Group G schedule, results
|Thu, Nov. 24||Switzerland 1, Cameroon 0||HIGHLIGHTS|
|Thu, Nov. 24||Brazil 2, Serbia 0||HIGHLIGHTS|
|Mon, Nov. 28||Cameroon 3, Serbia 3||HIGHLIGHTS|
|Mon, Nov. 28||Brazil 1, Switzerland 0||HIGHLIGHTS|
|Fri, Dec. 2||Cameroon 1, Brazil 0||HIGHLIGHTS|
|Fri, Dec. 2||Serbia 2, Switzerland 3||HIGHLIGHTS|
The four teams selected into the group are playing a round-robin format with each nation facing the other three. Group standings are based on points from those three group-stage matches — three points for a win, one for a draw, none for a loss.
The top two teams from each group based on total points advance to the single-game knockouts. If teams are tied on points, goal difference is the first tiebreaker followed by goals scored. If teams are also tied in those categories another set of tiebreakers is applied.
World Cup Group G teams
It just wouldn’t feel like a World Cup without Brazil, and the Selecao will aim to end two decades of European dominance on the biggest stage since their fifth success back in 2002.
Argentina might have beaten their old rivals in last year’s Copa America final, but Brazil still appears to many people like the team most likely to wrest back control of the World Cup for South America.
Angel Di Maria’s solitary strike at the Maracana in July accounted for Brazil’s only defeat in 2021 — one of only five goals they conceded. Their hopes are likely to stand and fall by how effectively their attacking talents click, with an onus on Neymar to finally enjoy a World Cup befitting of his talents alongside Real Madrid sensation Vinicius Jr.
- Current FIFA world ranking: 1 (August 2022)
- Regional ranking:1st (CONMEBOL)
- World Cup titles:5
- World Cup appearances (last):21 (Russia 2018)
- How qualified: CONMEBOL World Cup Qualification winners: 14W-0L-3D
- Coach: Tite (Brazil) since June 2016
- Key players: Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain / France), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain / France), Vinicius Jr. (Real Madrid / Spain)
Serbia failed to make it to Euro 2020 but secured a place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar by finishing top, and unbeaten, in a tough qualifying group which also included Portugal. Indeed, it was a late win against Cristiano Ronaldo and company last November that saw the Balkan nation book a place in the finals automatically.
The creativity and flair of experienced captain Dusan Tadic will likely pose problems for their group opponents, while there are also other useful attacking options in Fulham’s Premier League sensation Aleksandar Mitrovic and Fiorentina’s Luka Jovic. If they play with cohesion then they could end up surprising many people.
- Current FIFA world ranking: 21 (November 2022)
- Regional ranking:13th (UEFA)
- World Cup titles:—
- World Cup appearances (last):12 (Russia 2018)
- How qualified: UEFA Group A winners: 6W-0L-2D
- Coach: Dragan Stojkovic (Serbia) since March, 2021
- Key players: Dusan Tadic (Ajax / Netherlands), Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham / England), Luka Jovic (Fiorentina / Italy)
Switzerland finished World Cup qualification with a flourish, beating Bulgaria 4-0 at home last November to underline their place at the top of Group C, as they booked an automatic spot in Qatar.
Going unbeaten during qualifying, with only two goals conceded, Murat Yakin’s team are certainly ones to watch at this tournament — with a side built strongly from the back but that is also capable of unlocking the opposition.
Former Liverpool and Bayern Munich man Xherdan Shaqiri — now with Chicago Fire in MLS — remains the talisman and the soon-to-be 31-year-old will be expected to lead the line and provide a creative spark.
New Manchester City signing Manuel Akanji is also one to watch, in a defense alongside the likes of Newcastle United’s Fabian Schar.
- Current FIFA world ranking: 15 (November 2022)
- Regional ranking:11th (UEFA)
- World Cup titles:—
- World Cup appearances (last):11 (Russia 2018)
- How qualified: UEFA Group C winners: 5W-0L-3D
- Coach: Murat Yakin (Switzerland) since August 2021
- Key players: Granit Xhaka (Arsenal / England), Xherdan Shaqiri (Chicago Fire / USA), Manuel Akanji (Man City / England)
World Cup veterans Cameroon booked a return to the finals for the first time since 2014 with a dramatic aggregate winner-take-all victory over Algeria in late March.
The Indomitable Lions will be making an eighth appearance on the World Cup stage and can call on many well-established players who could be key contributors in Qatar. Captain Vincent Aboubakar is a seasoned international performer, who will be expected to deliver.
Cameroon’s best placing in the tournament came with an iconic quarterfinal run at Italy 1990 and charismatic coach Rigobert Song — a player in his younger years with Liverpool who made four World Cup appearances of his own — will believe his team have a chance of reaching the knockout phase once again following a third-place finish at the Africa Cup of Nations.
- Current FIFA world ranking: 43 (November 2022)
- Regional ranking:7th (CAF)
- World Cup titles:—
- World Cup appearances (last):7 (Brazil 2014)
- How qualified: CAF Third Round winners: (agg 2-2 vs. Algeria, Cameroon win on away goals)
- Coach: Rigobert Song (Cameroon) since February 2022
- Key players: Vincent Aboubakar(Al Nassr / Saudi Arabia), Andre Onana (Ajax / Netherlands), Karl Toko Ejambi (Lyon / France)
World Cup Group G odds and predictions
Here are the odds for each team to win and qualify from the group, with odds provided by Sports Interaction (correct as of November 2022).
Minus odds is what must be wagered to win $100 on that specific bet, while plus odds represent the winnings from a successful $100 wager.
The first-place and second-place finishers in Group G will move on to the Round of 16 and will face off against the two teams to advance from Group H on Monday, Dec. 5, and Tuesday, Dec. 6.
|Team||Group Winner||To Qualify|
The official FIFA 2022 World Cup match schedule outlines the following knockout pairings for the Round of 16 through to the final:
World Cup Round of 16
|Sat, Dec. 3||Netherlands vs US||6 p.m.||Khalifa Int’l|
|Sat, Dec. 3||Argentina vs Australia||10 p.m.||Ahmad Bin Ali|
|Sun, Dec. 4||France vs Poland||6 p.m.||Al Thumama|
|Sun, Dec. 4||England vs Senegal,||10 p.m.||Al Bayt|
|Mon, Dec. 5||Japan vs Croatia||6 p.m.||Al Janoub|
|Mon, Dec. 5||Brazil vs South Korea||10 p.m.||Stadium 974|
|Tues, Dec. 6||Morocco vs Spain||6 p.m.||Education City|
|Tues, Dec. 6||Portugal vs Switzerland||10 p.m.||Lusail|
World Cup Quarterfinals
|Fri, Dec. 9||QF1: 1E/2F vs. 1G/2H||6 p.m.||Education City|
|Fri, Dec. 9||QF2: 1A/2B vs. 1C/2D||10 p.m.||Lusail|
|Sat, Dec. 10||QF3: 1F/2E vs. 1H/2G||6 p.m.||Al Thumama|
|Sat, Dec. 10||QF4: 1B/2A vs. 1D/2C||10 p.m.||Al Bayt|
World Cup Semifinals
|Tues, Dec. 13||QF2 vs. QF1||10 p.m.||Lusail|
|Wed, Dec. 14||QF4 vs. QF3||10 p.m.||Al Bayt|
World Cup 3rd Place
|Sat, Dec. 17||Semifinal losers||6 p.m.||Khalifa Int’l|
World Cup Final
|Sun, Dec. 18||Semifinal winners||6 p.m.||Lusail|
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