Switzerland overcame Cameroon and Serbia but lost to Brazil to finish second in Group G with six points.
Portugal and Switzerland will be eager to win the final round-of-16 contest of the FIFA World Cup 2022 on Tuesday night. These two countries finished their respective groups with similar points and the same win/loss ratio. They also faced each other in the Nations League earlier this year. Portugal had won their home tie 4-0 before Switzerland prevailed 1-0 in the reverse leg. These two nations had their ups and downs so far in the World Cup, but one thing has remained constant – they are a tough nut to crack, making this contest very difficult to call.
|Portugal vs Switzerland||Key details|
|Kickoff time in India||12:30 am (Wednesday)|
|Kickoff time in Portugal||7 pm (Tuesday)|
|Kickoff time in Switzerland||8 pm (Tuesday)|
|Kickoff time in Qatar||10 pm (Tuesday)|
Portugal entered the World Cup with a quality squad at their disposal led by their talisman Cristiano Ronaldo. They were expected to go deep in the competition and so far, Portugal have not let down their supporters. After beating Ghana and Uruguay, they suffered a late defeat to South Korea. Despite that setback, Portugal still topped Group H. Meanwhile, Switzerland overcame Cameroon and Serbia but lost to Brazil to finish second in Group G with six points.
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These two countries have played each other on numerous occasions in the past. Surprisingly though they have never faced one another in the World Cup before. They did face each other in Euro 2008 when Switzerland won the group game 2-0. Overall, there have been 25 games played between them, with the Swiss nation winning 11 of them, while Portugal tasted success on nine occasions in this fixture. The remaining five games ended in a draw. They played each other in two Nations League group matches earlier this year, with both teams winning one each.
|Total Portugal goals||34|
|Total Switzerland goals||34|
|Biggest Portugal win||4-0 (2022)|
|Biggest Switzerland win||3-0 (1974)|
|Last 5 matches (All competitions)||Results|
|Switzerland beat Portugal||1-0|
|Portugal beat Switzerland||4-0|
|Portugal beat Switzerland||3-1|
|Portugal beat Switzerland||2-0|
|Switzerland beat Portugal||2-0|