The World Cup favorites lead the way in Group G, which gets its slate of matches started on Thanksgiving day. Brazil enters the World Cup as +300 to win the tournament and -300 to win the group. The Brazilians hasn’t won the tournament since 2002 but is a perennial favorite. Since their last victory, they’ve been eliminated in the quarterfinals three times and finished in fourth place in 2014.
Switzerland and Serbia followed in groups odds with +550 and +650 odds of winning, respectively. Cameroon followed at +1200. While upsets do happen, this is likely a battle between Switzerland and Serbia to claim the second berth.
Here are the standings and upcoming schedule for Group G at the 2022 World Cup.
Update — Brazil and the Swiss will make it through to the Round of 16 in the World Cup after Friday’s final matches. Brazil gets the top place in the group based on goal differential despite being tied with Switzerland. Had Serbia tied things with the Swiss, it would have made it interesting with Cameroon beating Brazil.
Group G standings
- Brazil, 2-0-1, 3 GF, 1 GA, +2 GD, 6 points
- Switzerland, 2-0-1, 4 GF, 3 GA, +1 GD, 6 points
- Cameroon, 1-1-1, 4 GF, 4 GA, 0 GD, 4 point
- Serbia, 0-1-2, 5 GF, 8 GA, -3 GD, 1 point
Group G schedule (all times ET)
Thursday, November 24
Switzerland 1, Cameroon 0
Brazil 2, Serbia 0
Monday, November 28
Cameroon 3, Serbia 3 — Cameroon came back from a 3-1 deficit, scoring goals in the 63rd and 66th minutes to secure a draw. Both squads remain alive with the draw, but at least one will need a win on Friday to have a chance at advancement.
Brazil 1, Switzerland 0 — It looked like both teams would draw but Casemiro found the back of the net on a great setup and gave the odds-on favorites a spot in the knockout round. It’ll now come down to Switzerland, Serbia and Cameroon for the second spot. The Brazilians might rest Neymar for the final group game as well after wrapping up a knockout spot.
Friday, December 2
Cameroon 1, Brazil 0
Switzerland 3, Serbia 2