Match 56: Portugal (H1) vs. Switzerland (G2)

Discussion in 'World Cup 2022 - Knockout Stage' started by Paul Calixte, Dec 3, 2022.

  1. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    Portugal

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    Switzerland


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    Al Daayen (Lusail Stadium)
    Dec 6, 2022
    10 pm - Qatar
    7 pm - London (GMT)
    2 pm - New York City​
     
  2. Philip J. Fry

    Philip J. Fry Member+

    Mexico
    Jun 12, 2013
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
  3. Hayaka

    Hayaka Member+

    Jun 21, 2009
    San Francisco North Bay, Bel Marin Keys
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Denmark
    I don't get the "In" thing on every thread. I keep thinking someone has a take on the match but it's always "In". :rolleyes:
     
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  4. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    I think some haven't realised there is a watch thread button at the top right of the thread and think they have to post to watch the thread.
     
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  5. SoccerMomof2

    SoccerMomof2 Member

    Chelsea
    Nigeria
    Feb 23, 2006
    USA
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Nigeria
    I’ve wondered same
     
  6. Dward1

    Dward1 Member

    May 29, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Portugal have wanted to play like France/Brazil and have controlled territory like those teams (good, not great) but have defended their box quite poorly...like Serbia or Ghana.

    The Swiss have been efficient in attack (how much of that is simply playing Serbia and Cameroon?) with Embolo and Shaqiri, can they do it again?

    Fernandes and Bernardo have been very good but the Swiss have not really had anyone else chip in attack, are there other options? Xhaka? Otherwise it's a risky game they play where they might get pinned in

    lots more data/charts/etc here

    https://saturdays.substack.com/p/the-big-portugal-switzerland-preview
     
  7. tripwire

    tripwire Member+

    Sep 23, 2012
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Swiss are one team that can defend and frustrate.
     
  8. Hayaka

    Hayaka Member+

    Jun 21, 2009
    San Francisco North Bay, Bel Marin Keys
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Denmark
    Anyone heard if Jann Sommer will be fit to play tomorrow? He had the flu and didn't play against Serbia. I wasn't impressed with Kobel, his replacement in goal.

    The Swiss need Sommer to have a good chance to win. Especially if the match goes to PKs.
     
  9. Anti Santos

    Anti Santos Member

    Sporting
    Portugal
    Jun 29, 2021
    One of my nightmares when we play against Switzerland it's usually when they score first they really know how to frustrate us, and if they score early it can turn into a nightmare.
     
  10. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Sitting on the plane to Doha now. Hoping for an entertaining match with a subsequent Swiss quarterfinal. The first since 1954!
     
  11. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Yann Sommer should be back. Nico Elvedi too.
     
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  12. pipinogol

    pipinogol Member+

    May 20, 2016
    Club:
    Cary RailHawks U23
    Ronaldo benched wow

    But he gave the coach the perfect excuse with his tantrum last game. We'll see now if this makes Portugal play better as many think.
     
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  13. Kamtedrejt

    Kamtedrejt Member+

    Internazionale Milano
    Albania
    Mar 14, 2017
    Hamburg
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Albania
    I think it will.
     
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  14. Anti Santos

    Anti Santos Member

    Sporting
    Portugal
    Jun 29, 2021
    Well Santos is making the bet of his life, showing autorithy and winning the game he will be respected, if he loses this one everyone is going to accuse him of doing this to please the Media and his tax evasion accusations will show up with frequency on the Media.
     
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  15. Iranian Monitor

    Iranian Monitor Member+

    Aug 18, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    Good luck to Portugal. I have seen them livelier and more entertaining when they haven't started with Ronaldo but in this tournament, for some reason, once Ronaldo has been subbed, they have done worse.
     
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  16. Anti Santos

    Anti Santos Member

    Sporting
    Portugal
    Jun 29, 2021
    I think this game will have a lot of Media attention, particularly the post match regardless the outcome.
     
  17. Anti Santos

    Anti Santos Member

    Sporting
    Portugal
    Jun 29, 2021
    Another thing it came to my mind is if the game is on a difficult mode will Santos bring annoyed Ronaldo as a sub? I don't think he accepted well being benched and receiving so many critics since Friday, the internal mood must be spetacular for this game.
     
  18. vancity eagle

    vancity eagle Member+

    Apr 6, 2006
  19. Felix Herve Caroll

    Jun 1, 2015
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    Ivory Coast
    So Portugal can lead without CR7.
     
  20. JoCryuff98

    JoCryuff98 Member+

    Barcelona
    Netherlands
    Jan 3, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    They’re a better team without him.
     
  21. tripwire

    tripwire Member+

    Sep 23, 2012
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    They did win a Euro final without the inflated ego
     
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  22. Myshoe

    Myshoe Member

    May 25, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I couldn't agree more, much the same with United over the past season or so.

    The problem is the media and pundits exaggerate every little good thing he does, ignore the bad things.. and the cameras are never off him. But at the end of the day the teams are better as a unit without him. It was the same story with Rooney in his later years drove me mad.
     
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  23. Felix Herve Caroll

    Jun 1, 2015
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    Ivory Coast
    Portugal leads 2-0 !!!
     
  24. JoCryuff98

    JoCryuff98 Member+

    Barcelona
    Netherlands
    Jan 3, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Switzerland is done.
     
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  25. Nico777

    Nico777 Member+

    Olympique de marseille
    Croatia
    Oct 19, 2017
    Portugal is on mission.
     

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