Group G

Brazil powered through the South American qualifying section as comfortable table toppers ahead of Argentina and begin their bid for a sixth World Cup success as hot favourites to win Group G. Switzerland and Serbia are solid, but not spectacular, while Cameroon face a tough task.

Switzerland finished above Italy in their qualifying pool, drawing twice with the Azzurri during an eight-match unbeaten campaign which featured five wins, and the Rossocrociati will now bid to reach the last 16 for the fourth time in five renewals.

Serbia had a good record of progressing to the knockout rounds when part of Yugoslavia but suffered early exits in 2010 and 2018 on their own. However, outperforming Portugal on the road to Qatar was no mean feat, with Aleksandar Mitrovic netting eight times in as many games.

Cameroon had to survive a nervy qualification campaign, beating Ivory Coast 1-0 in their final winner-takes-all group game before needing the away goals rule to squeeze past Algeria. The Indomitable Lions failed to make it to Russia and have lost their last seven matches at the finals.

Group G

Rank Teams Played Won Drawn Lost Points
1 BrazilBrazil 3 2 0 1 6
2 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 3 2 0 1 6
3 CameroonCameroon 3 1 1 1 4
4 SerbiaSerbia 3 0 1 2 1