It is all down to the wires as Serbia and Switzerland battle for the remaining slot of the Group G of the 2022 FIFA World Cup as Brazil have qualified already, thesportsbay.com reports.
The FIFA World Cup 2022 group stage draws to a close with an all-European showdown between Serbia and Switzerland in Group G. If already-qualified Brazil do not lose to Cameroon in the section’s other final fixture, Serbia will advance to the round of 16 with a victory, while a draw will suffice for Switzerland, who will also secure progress with a win regardless of the result in the other game.
The teams were also drawn in the same FIFA World Cup group in 2018, with Switzerland beating Serbia 2-1 thanks to Xherdan Shaqiri’s 90th-minute strike after a Granit Xhaka thunderbolt had cancelled out Aleksandar Mitrović’s early header.
While Shaqiri and Xhaka are both still looking to become the first Swiss player to score in three FIFA World Cups, Mitrović’s goal in Monday’s 3-3 draw with Cameroon made him only the second Serbian to score in two, the other being his current coach, Dragan Stojković.
• Serbia have lost only three of their last 18 international matches (W12 D3).
• Aleksandar Mitrović has scored seven goals in his last six matches for Serbia.
• Switzerland have lost only one of their last five FIFA World Cup group-stage matches against European nations (W3 D1).
• Defeat for Switzerland would see them lose two successive World Cup group-stage matches for the first time since 1966.