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Portugal vs Switzerland, World Cup 2022: Preview, Predicted XIs, Injury Status, & More

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Portugal might be the favourite here, but they know the tag means little in the knockout stages of the World Cup. Switzerland, meanwhile, are perennial dark horses who always have a trick or two up their sleeves. Both sides will be up against each other in the Round of 16 clash on Wednesday.

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Gameplan: PortugalPortugal hasn't made full use of the talents they have at their disposal, but this might be the game where Fernando Santos takes a hard decision to bench Cristiano Ronaldo. They have been great in possession, but lacked the cutting edge to breach low-block defence.

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Gameplan: SwitzerlandBrazil is going to dominate the possession, and will try to use the pace of their wingers to break into the Korean defence. Bruno Guimares is likely to pair up with Casemiro in the midfield, while Raphinha may make way for Antony. 

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Injury Status For Both TeamsDanilo and Nuno Mendes will not be in the mix due to injuries, while Otavio is doubtful to start. Switzerland must be stressing over Yann Sommer's health, as he missed the last game due to illness.

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Predicted XI: PortugalGoalkeeper: CostaDefence: Dalot, Pepe, Dias, CanceloMidfield: B. Silva, Neves, Carvalho; FernandesAttack:  Felix, Ronaldo Jr

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Predicted XI: SwitzerlandGoalkeeper: KobelDefence: Widmer, Akanji, Schar, RodriguezMidfield: Freuler, Xhaka, ShaqiriAttack: Sow, Vargas, Embolo

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