The last remaining groups to play will finally kick off their World Cup campaigns on Thanksgiving Day as Brazil and Portugal make their first appearances at the 2022 World Cup.
The World Cup favorites are the clear favorites to win Group G, while Portugal are the favorites in Group H. While you’ll probably spend more time with family and watching NFL football on Thursday than the World Cup, there are still four games to go they got. Here’s what you need to know.
Portugal vs. Ghana
11 a.m. ET, Fox
How has the Manchester United tumult affected the Portugal squad? Captain Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes are no longer club teammates after Ronaldo terminated his contract on Tuesday. Ronaldo is expected to become the team’s starting striker on Thursday, although it is fair to question whether Portugal would have an even better chance of winning the World Cup if he was on the bench.
Brazil vs. Serbia
2 p.m. ET, Fox
Serbia isn’t a massive underdog to the World Cup favorites because of the talent on the roster. Aleksander Mitrovič and Dušan Vlahovič are a strong attacking duo, and Sergej Milinkovič-Savic is a player that top clubs have long wanted. We’ll still want the Brazilians to win, but our preferred bet is to score under 2.5 goals at +100.