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Olivia Thompson's Second Round of World Cup Insights


With the tournament offering up more surprises than ever before, The Liberty Guild's Olivia shares her take on events so far

Olivia Thompson's Second Round of World Cup Insights

As Mondays go, this was as exciting as it gets. Cameroon kept their hopes of reaching the World Cup last 16 alive as they battled back from two goals down to draw a six-goal thriller with Serbia in Group G. Fulham’s star man Aleksandar Mitrovic took Serbia into a 3-1 lead and they looked to be cruising to a win. However the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon roared back thanks to Vincent Aboubakar's superb lob and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's equaliser three minutes later.

Next up was Brazil vs. Switzerland. An otherwise drab encounter was brought to life seven minutes from time as Manchester United midfielder Casemiro fired a first-time effort into the far corner, leaving goalkeeper Yann Sommer standing. His stunning winner meant the five-time champions Brazil confirmed their place in the World Cup knockout stage.

Ghana won an exhilarating match packed with twists and turns against South Korea for the penultimate game of the day in front of a vibrant crowd in Qatar. A 10-minute spell in the first half by the African nation gave them a 2-0 lead but noisy celebrations by Ghana fans at half time were dampened by a South Korea comeback after the break from two stunning headers in three minutes levelled the game. Ghana’s Kudus added a final twist when he thumped in a third to break South Korea's hearts.

The last game of the day saw Portugal secure their place in the last 16 of the World Cup with victory over Uruguay in a scrappy encounter at Lusail Stadium. The deadlock was broken in the 54th minute when a cross from Bruno Fernandes floated beyond Uruguay keeper with Cristiano Ronaldo claiming it had glanced off his head. Portugal wrapped up the win in stoppage time when Fernandes got his second from the spot after a VAR intervention awarded them a penalty.

Huge game tonight for our Three Lions, how will we fare against our Welsh neighbours? Make sure you are seated in front of the box at 7pm. COME ON ENGLAND!


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The Liberty Guild, Tue, 29 Nov 2022 17:13:06 GMT