The last remaining teams finally get their World Cup campaigns underway on Thanksgiving Day, with Brazil and Portugal making their World Cup debuts in 2022.
The World Cup favorites are the clear favorites to win Group G, while Portugal are favorites in Group H. While you’re more likely to spend more time with family and watch NFL football on Thursday than you are watching the World Cup, still four games to get some action. Here’s what you need to know.
Uruguay vs. South Korea
8 a.m. ET, FS1
This is predicted to be the lowest scoring game. Uruguay still have Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez on the roster, although Darwin Nunes is the front-runner to take over. Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son can take over the game, especially if he can find space on the pitch.
Portugal from Ghana
11 a.m. ET, Fox
How will the turmoil at Manchester United affect the Portuguese team? Captains Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes are no longer club partners after Ronaldo’s contract was terminated on Tuesday. Ronaldo is set to be the starting striker for the team next Thursday, although it is fair to wonder if Portugal would have a better chance of winning the World Cup if he was on the bench.
Brazil vs Serbia
2 p.m. ET, Fox
Serbia is not a huge talent among the World Cup favourites. Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dusan Vlahovic are solid strikers, while Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is a player coveted by top clubs. We still take the Brazilians to win this one but our preferred bet is to take Under 2.5 goals at +100.