Brazil World Cup 2022
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The draw for the World Cup 2022 has been done in Qatar; all the groups, brackets, and fixtures are set. Here in this article, we will predict Brazil’s potential opponents in the Qatar World Cup 2022, and try to figure out their Round of 16, Quarter-Finals, and Semi-Finals opponents, should they qualify.

Neymar Jr. and co. have qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2022, Qatar, from the CONMEBOL region by topping the table. It has been a superb qualification campaign for Tite’s men. The 5 times World Cup winners have qualified for the World Cup 2022 without any defeat in the CONMEBOL qualifiers. They top the table ahead of the South American Champions Argentina.

Brazil will visit Qatar as the rank 1 football team in the world, according to the FIFA rankings. The Seleção are one of the top contenders for lifting the World Cup 2022 trophy. Tite will have a very formidable squad for the biggest tournament on the earth.

Brazil’s Group and Match Schedule in World Cup 2022

The biggest show on earth, the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be held in Qatar, in November this year. The groups, brackets, and fixtures for this huge event are already set. Brazil are in Group G along with Serbia, Switzerland, and Cameroon.

Brazil’s Group

Group G Group H
Brazil Portugal
Serbia Ghana
Switzerland Uruguay
Cameroon Korea Republic

Top two teams will qualify for the Round of 16 from each group – group winners and runners-up. Every team will play 3 matches in the Group Stage. A win brings 3 points, draw 1, and no points for a defeat. The Group G winners will play the runners-up of Group H in the Round of 16, and the Group G runners-up will play the Group H winners. Hence, G1 vs H2,  and G2 vs H1 in the Round of 16 knockout stage. Check out all the groups of the FIFA World Cup 2022.

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Match Schedule, Kickoff Time, and Venue

Brazil will play their first two matches against two European sides, Serbia and Switzerland, and end the group stage playing against Cameroon. Let’s check out Brazil’s match schedule, kickoff time, and venue in the Qatar World Cup 2022.

All the times are in GMT, so you can convert it easily into your local time.

Match Date Kickoff Time Venue
Brazil vs. Serbia Thursday, 24 November 2022 7:00 pm GMT Lusail
Brazil vs. Switzerland Monday, 28 November 2022 4:00 pm GMT Stadium 974
Brazil vs. Cameroon Friday, 2 December 2022 7:00 pm GMT Lusail

Here you can check out the full schedule and fixtures of the FIFA World Cup 2022, Qatar.

Brazil’s Potential Opponents in Round of 16

Neymar Jr. and co. are among the hot favorites in the World Cup 2022, Qatar. We all like to think positively about our favorite teams. Maybe you are thinking about the potential opponents of Brazil in the Qatar World Cup 2022. So here we are to analyze Brazil’s potential road to the final, should they advance.

Brazil’s World Cup brackets involve the groups E, F, G, and H till the quarter-finals. So, they cannot face any team from groups A, B, C, and D before semi-finals.

The Group G winners will play the runners-up of Group H in the Round of 16, and the Group G runners-up will play the Group H winners. Hence, G1 vs H2,  and G2 vs H1 in the Round of 16 knockout stage.

Tite’s side are currently the no. 1 team in the world, according to FIFA rankings. Their unbeaten CONMEBOL qualifiers campaign proves their strength, balance, and chemistry between the  players. Moreover, with Neymar Jr. and Vinicius Jr. on the side, they are favorites to be the Group G winners (G1).

Serbia and Switzerland in the Group G along with Brazil, makes it one the toughest groups in this year’s World Cup. Brazil will face difficult challenges in the form of Serbia and Switzerland in the group stage. Xherdan Shaqiri’s Switzerland has directly qualified for the World Cup 2022 after pushing Italy into the playoffs, which eventually knocked them out. Serbia is yet another promising team from Europe, qualifying directly for the World Cup 2022, ahead of Portugal in their group.

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We predict Serbia and Switzerland will battle for the 2nd spot in Group G, with Serbia claiming the runners-up spot (G2).

Now, the Group G winners and runners-up will face the runners-up and winners of Group H, respectively. So, Group G’s Round of 16 ties will depend on Group H.

  • G1 vs. H2, and G2 vs. H1.

Group H consists of Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, and Korea Republic. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal is the hot favorite to top the Group H (H1). For the H2 position, we pick Luiz Suarez’s Uruguay.

So, here’s how the Round of 16 opponent for Brazil looks like, should they qualify according to our picks.

Match No. Match
54 G1 (Brazil) vs. H2 (Uruguay)
56 G2 (Serbia) vs. H1 (Portugal)

If Brazil slips and finishes second in Group G, there will be a strong possibility of Brazil vs. Portugal in the Round of 16. Again, we will see Brazil vs. Portugal if Brazil tops group G, and Portugal slips for H2. However, we predict Brazil will play either Portugal or Uruguay in the Round of 16 of the World Cup 2022, should they qualify according to our picks.

Brazil’s Potential Opponents Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals

Now, we will pick from too far ahead of time. Let’s analyze the brackets and find Brazil’s potential opponents in the World Cup.

Brazil’s quarter-finals tie will be among the following brackets.

  • Match no. 53 (E1 vs F2) vs. Match no. 54 (G1 vs H2)
  • Match no. 55 (E2 vs F1) vs. Match no. 56 (G2 vs H1)

If Brazil wins in match no. 54 (G1 vs. H2), then they will face the winners of match no. 53. Now, the match no. 53 (E1 vs. F2) depends on Groups E and F.

From group E, our picks are Spain (E1), and Germany (E2). Our picks from Group F are Belgium (F1), and Croatia (F2). So, match no. 53 should be E1 (Spain) vs. F2 (Croatia).

  • Brazil’s Probable Quarter-Finals Tie: Winners of 53 vs. Winners of 54, which should be Spain Brazil, according to our picks. Again, the tie can turn out to be Germany vs. Brazil if Germany finishes E1 in the Group.
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So, if Brazil wins in match no. 54, and Spain/Germany beats Croatia in match no. 53, then Brazil will face Spain/Germany in the Quarter-Finals.

However, if Brazil finishes second in the group as G2, and beats Portugal to play in the quarter-finals, they could meet Belgium/Spain/Germany potentially, in the quarter-finals.

Hence, in either ways, if Brazil goes through to the quarter-finals, their probable opponents should be Spain, Germany, or Belgium, should they all qualify according to our picks.

  • However, the World Cup brackets certainly confirm that Brazil will not face anyone from groups A, B, C, and D, including Argentina, Netherlands, England, and France before Semi-Finals.

So, Brazil can face any team among Argentina, Netherlands, England, and France in the semi-finals.

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