FIFA World Cup: Day Five - Portugal and Brazil kick off their campaigns with wins, and Uruguay settles for a draw

Portugal's skipper Cristiano Ronaldo creates history and becomes the first player to score in five FIFA World Cups.

Rohit Kumar
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Cristiano Ronaldo (left) Breel Embolo (middle) and Richarlison (right)

Cristiano Ronaldo (left) Breel Embolo (middle) and Richarlison (right) (Source: Twitter)

The FIFA World Cup 2022 kicked off with a fixture between Qatar and Ecuador in which the hosts lost the encounter 0-2. So far, this tournament has witnessed two upsets. First is when Saudi Arabia defeated Argentina 2-1 and in the other Japan defeated Germany 2-1. 

On the fifth day, there were four matches played. The first game was between Switzerland and Cameroon, the second game was between Uruguay and South Korea, the third game was between Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal and Ghana, and the last match was between Brazil and Serbia. 


Let us take a look at Day 5 round-up:

1. Switzerland Vs Cameroon (1-0): 

Switzerland and Cameroon squared off in the first fixture of day five. Switzerland clinched all three points in this match as they defeated Cameroon with the help of Breel Embolo’s goal. With this victory, the Swiss team moves an inch closer to the qualification for the knockouts. 

2. Uruguay Vs South Korea (0-0):

The second fixture was played between the teams of Group H, Uruguay, and South Korea. Both teams tried hard to score but none of the teams was able to change the scoreline, and after the completion of the match, the score remained nil-nil. Both the teams shared one point each and will try to perform better in order to qualify for the knockouts. 

3. Portugal Vs Ghana (3-2):

In the third encounter, Portugal and Ghana locked horns. It was a high-scoring game in which Ghana almost pulled off the game but in the end, Portugal eased past Ghana and won the match 3-2. Yesterday, Cristiano Ronaldo created history after scoring a penalty as he became the first player to score in five World Cups. With this win, the Portuguese team earned all three points and moved an inch closer to the qualifications for the knockout stages. 

4. Brazil Vs Serbia (2-0): 

The last match of the day was between Brazil and Serbia. In this match, Brazil emerge victorious and earned all three points from this game. In this game, we saw one of the best goals of this tournament, which was scored through a bicycle kick by the Brazillian forward Richarlison.

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