Best Moments From Day 9 of FIFA World Cup




  • In Sports/Soccer
  • 2022-11-29 00:06:23Z
  • By NBC Sports Philadelphia
 

Best Moments From Day 9 of FIFA World Cup originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

Two more spots in the Round of 16 have been locked up.

Brazil and Portugal on Monday became the latest teams to punch a ticket to the knockout stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Brazil advanced with a 1-0 victory over Switzerland, while Portugal did so with a Bruno Fernandes-led 2-0 win over Uruguay.

Brazil and Portugal join France as the only teams to have qualified for the Round of 16 by the end of Matchday 2.

Elsewhere on Monday, Cameroon and Serbia played to a thrilling 3-3 draw and Ghana escaped elimination with a dramatic 3-2 win over South Korea.

Here were the top three moments from Day 9 of the World Cup.

Vincent Aboubakar sparks Cameroon's comeback with clever flick

It may not have been the flashiest goal of the World Cup, but Cameroon's Vincent Aboubakar has certainly delivered the most clever and creative score so far.

With his team trailing 3-1 in the second half, Aboubakar was fed the ball on a breakaway. After getting one Serbian defender to slide past him, Aboubakar just had goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic in front of him. Instead of trying to get around Milinkovic-Savic, Aboubakar flicked the ball up and over the goalkeeper's head for a 63rd-minute bouncing goal.

An impressive play that Aboubakar made look easy. Aboubakar was initially flagged as being offside, but VAR showed that he timed his run perfectly.

The cheeky chip would be the first of two goals in a three-minute span for Cameroon, as Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting leveled the match in the 66th minute off an assist from Aboubakar.

Casemiro pushes Brazil past Switzerland with stunning strike

Another game, another stunning goal for Brazil.

After Richarlison scored on an insane scissor kick against Serbia, it was Casemiro came up with a highlight-reel finish versus Switzerland.

With a Neymar-less Brazil side locked in a late 0-0 draw, Casemiro took a pass off one bounce from Rodrygo and fired it into the far right side of the net for an 83rd-minute goal. Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer had absolutely no chance to stop the world-class strike as he simply stood and watched.

The Machester United midfielder earned quite the praise postgame from Neymar, who tweeted that Casemiro is the "best midfielder in the world."

Bruno Fernandes' cross finds back of the net

Bruno Fernandes' first career World Cup goal came on a ball that was meant for Cristiano Ronaldo.

In the 54th minute, Fernandes sent a cross into the box toward Ronaldo, who was all alone in front of the net. The ball appeared to graze the top of Ronaldo's head before traveling into the net for the game's first score.

But, upon further review, Ronaldo didn't make contact with the ball and Fernandes was later credited with the goal instead.

The Manchester United star midfielder didn't have to wait long for his second World Cup goal, either. After VAR awarded a penalty kick to Portugal for a handball, Fernandes scored from the spot to seal Portugal's win.

COMMENTS

More Related News

Brazil
Brazil's central bank to keep wary stance against govt flak: Reuters poll

Brazil's central bank will keep a wary stance next week against strong criticism from recently elected President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, maintaining the...

Indigenous land rights help protect Brazil
Indigenous land rights help protect Brazil's forests

Territories in Brazil's fragmented Atlantic Forest where Indigenous peoples enjoy secure land rights have seen measurably less deforestation than similar...

Rashford stars as Man Utd crush Forest to close in on League Cup final
Rashford stars as Man Utd crush Forest to close in on League Cup final

Marcus Rashford scored a dazzling solo goal as Manchester United beat Nottingham Forest 3-0 in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final on Wednesday to virtually book a place at Wembley next month.Newcastle, chasing their first domestic trophy since 1955, beat Southampton 1-0 on Tuesday in their first-leg match.. jw/lp

Lula
Lula's First Trip Abroad Marks Return to Latin America Stage

(Bloomberg) -- President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's participation in a summit of Latin American leaders, less than a month after taking office, marked...

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: Soccer