Switzerland v Cameroon: World Cup 2022 – live | World Cup 2022

Key eventsShow key events onlyPlease turn on JavaScript to use this feature10 mins: Two chances for Cameroon. A long pass is played through the Swiss defence for Mbuemo to chase, he gets there and fires a shot straight at Sommer. The rebounds lands at Toko-Ekambi’s feet but he flashes the ball over from 10 yards. 8 mins: Cameroon have their first quasi-attack of the match, earning a free-kick around 35 yards from goal. Mbuemo takes it but fails to beat the first man and the danger is quickly nullified. 6 mins: Embolo rolls the defender and plays it to Shaqiri, who swings a cross into a dangerous area from the right but there is no one in red to meet it. There is, however, a man in green who does his best to help Switzerland by slicing his attempted clearance but Onana is there to catch it. 4 mins: No shortage of shade on the pitch, which is a little annoying. There is a bit of noise in the stands but not too much due to the healthy amount of empty seats we can see around the side.Switzerland’s Breel Embolo chest the ball under pressure from Nicolas Nkoulou. Photograph: Marko Đurica/ReutersUpdated at 10.05 GMT2 mins: A positive start from the Swiss who move the ball up the pitch quickly to earn a corner. Shaqiri swings it in from the right, it is low towards the near post and causes a little bit of confusion before Cameroon swipe it clear. Kick offPeep! Peep! Peep! Here we go!The reaction from Germany to yesterday’s defeat to Japan.Updated at 09.59 GMTIt sounds and looks like the stadium his half empty. Not what the organisers would want for this group game. I am sure they will massage the attendance figures.Carney is a big Anguissa fan and so am I. Maybe we should be friends.Roger Milla gets a certificate from Infantino on the pitch. I hope it goes on his wall. Shame about having to meet Infantino, though.The Guardian’s very own Karen Carney is currently on ITV. She is backing Brazil to win the tournament. Her views on England v USA will be out later today. One of the greats interviews one of the greats.“My favourite early kick off story,” says Gerry Scott, “was when Ronaldinho was playing for Barcelona and they requested the game be brought forward due to international commitments. That was refused so they brought the match forward until 12:05am.”Peter Oh emails: “I feel like I have got something in common with Dani Alves ‘cos I love football and they don’t pay me either.”I am also here on a volunteer basis. Bangers and goals.Looking forward to seeing Djibril Sow for Switzerland. Nottingham Forest were very interested in signing the Eintracht Frankfurt player in the summer, so we will find what they missed out on.Starting lineupsSwitzerland (4-2-3-1): Sommer; Widmer, Akanji, Elvedi, Rodríguez; Freuler, Xhaka; Shaqiri, Sow, Vargas; EmboloCameroon (4-3-3): Onana; Tolo, Nkoulou, Castelletto, Fai; Gouet, Hongla, Zambo Anguissa; Mbeumo, Choupo-Moting, Toko Ekambi.Cameroon came into the stadium singing and dancing. You do not get that from the Swiss. Sid Lowe has had a little natter with Dani Alves. Brazil play later today …It seems very odd to be doing a minute-by-minute at this time of day. The match kicks off at 10am GMT. What is the earliest you have been to a professional football match? I remember Man City once played Everton in an 11.30am kick-off (or similar).What’s happening today in the World Cup? Let the Guardian tell you …Louise Taylor has written about former Liverpool and West Ham defender Rigobert Song, who is now the Cameroon coach.Hello!There are some big hitters entering the World Cup fray today: Brazil, the unemployed Cristiano Ronaldo, to name but two. There are few big hitters, however, than Xherdan Shaqiri’s calves. The Swiss international has 109 caps to his name in his 31 years. Experience is a theme of this Switzerland squad; there are three players with a century of international appearances to their name, not to mention Haris Seferovic on 98 and 33-year-old Yann Sommer. It helped them defeat France in the Euros to reach the quarter finals. They made it out of the group at the past two World Cups, so will come into this feeling relatively confident. Obviously, the fact Brazil are also in Group G makes this a must-win game for Switzerland and Cameroon. The Africans are not at their historic best but there is plenty of quality running throughout the side. From Andre Onana in net to the in form Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting at the other end of the pitch, Cameroon can give most teams a game of their day. The finished third in last year’s Africa Cup of Nations, so they know how to progress in a tournament. They arrive in Qatar ranked 43rd in the world, 28 below Switzerland, which is a slight indication of the difference between the two teams but I think the gap is not as large as Gianni Infantino’s boffins think.Let’s hope for a decent game to get Group G off to a fine start. Kick-off: 10am GMT

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