draw between Uruguay and South Korea; Ronaldo, Neymar later in action

Can Portugal or Serbia make it three after two straight days of excitement?

A string of matches for the Thanksgiving World Cup continues with Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez and Neymar coming to the table.

At the start Switzerland beat Cameroon 1-0 this morning. Next, Suarez and Uruguay take on Son Heung-min and South Korea. The parade of matches continues with Ronaldo – likely his last World Cup – and Portugal versus Ghana. Will he use his performance for Portugal as a prelude to a new club?

Finally, champion favorites Brazil will start the World Cup against Serbia with their nine strikers in Group G.

South Korea's striker Hwang Ui-jo reacts to a missed chance during the Group H football match of World Cup Qatar 2022 between Uruguay and South Korea at Education City Stadium.

South Korea’s striker Hwang Ui-jo reacts to a missed chance during the Group H football match of World Cup Qatar 2022 between Uruguay and South Korea at Education City Stadium.

Uruguay, South Korea draw 0-0

Uruguay and South Korea played goalless. Both teams had chances to score late on. attempt failed. South Korea’s Son Heung-Min missed a shot from outside the box in the 90th minute. Uruguay’s Federico Valverde hit the left post from long-range in the 89th minute. South Korea’s Hwang In-Beom misses from outside the box in the 94th minute.

Switzerland’s Breel Embolo refuses to celebrate his goal against Cameroon, his country of birth

Swiss striker Breel Embolo was full of emotion after his winning goal against Cameroon for various reasons.

Scoring a goal in a World Cup is a milestone, but Embolo’s goal went much deeper on Thursday in the 48th minute of what would later be a 1-0 win.

Born in Cameroon’s capital Yaoundé, Embolo moved to France at the age of five before settling in Switzerland shortly thereafter. The Monaco forward describes himself as Cameroon’s biggest fan.

Landing at the end of a Xherdan Shaqiri cross, Embolo scored a close-range finish before raising his arms in a muffled, if not apologetic, cheer.

“I told him, ‘Breel, friendship until the start, then they will be your opponents’,” said Switzerland coach Murat Yakin after the game. “Football makes stories like that, but it has accomplished its mission.” — Seth Vertelney, Pro Soccer Wire.

Switzerland's Breel Embolo celebrates after scoring a goal during the Group G World Cup soccer match against Cameroon at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar.

Switzerland’s Breel Embolo celebrates after scoring a goal during the Group G World Cup soccer match against Cameroon at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar.

Uruguay, South Korea scoreless at half time

Uruguay’s Diego Godín almost scored the first goal in the closing minutes of the first half, but he hit the left post with an attempted header from the center of the box.

Missed chances for Uruguay, South Korea

After a struggle in midfield, Uruguay have started to gain a foothold. In the 21st minute, Luis Suarez and Darwin Nunez both tried to cross inside the box. Nunez mistimed his jump and missed a prime opportunity in front of goal.

Ten minutes later, South Korea had their own chance. Hwang Ui-Jo’s close-range shot went over the bar. Still goalless before half time.

USMNT Tim Weah on Good Morning America

US men’s national team goalscorer Tim Weah wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and joined Good Morning America to discuss his goal against Wales, England and his football family history. His father George was the 1995 FIFA World Player of the Year and is now President of Liberia.

The Man in the Mask – Son Heung-min

Son is South Korea’s star. He plays his club football for Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League. He has scored 35 goals in 104 international matches for South Korea.

Son wears a mask against Uruguay due to a left eye socket fracture which happened against Olympique de Marseille in the Champions League earlier this month. He hasn’t played for three weeks.

“He knows and we know that we cannot rule out any risks after this injury,” said coach Paulo Bento.

Starting line-ups for Uruguay vs. South Korea

Son gets the start over Jose Gimenez. The South Korean superstar is back after breaking his face during a Champions League game on November 2.

Luis Suarez makes his fourth World Cup appearance for Uruguay. He will line up alongside Darwin Nunez, 23, who is making his 14th overall appearance for Uruguay and third alongside Suarez.

One of the craziest moments of the World Cup is Uruguay’s Luis Suarez

Something crazy happens at every FIFA World Cup.

The kind of moments where you scream, “What just happened?!?”

From David Beckham’s ejection during the 1998 World Cup and Diego Maradona’s famous ‘Hand of God’ goal at the 1986 World Cup, to Zinedine Zidane’s shocking headbutt in the 2006 World Cup final and Suarez biting another player, here’s a look at the craziest moments of past world championships.

Embolo takes Switzerland past Cameroon

Switzerland won their opening game 1-0 against Cameroon and Breel Embolo, who was born in Cameroon, scored the only goal. Brazil and Serbia face off to wrap up the opening day of Group G.

Switzerland leads 1-0 against Cameroon

Cameroon-born Switzerland’s Breel Embolo scored a goalless tie with a shot from the center of the box in the 49th minute.

Switzerland, Cameroon split at half time

Switzerland and Cameroon went into half-time tied 0-0 when Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer kept Cameroon off the scoreboard with two saves in the first half.

Whether it was Landon Donovan’s late winner in 2010 or Diego Maradona’s ‘Goal of the Century’ for Argentina in 1986, the World Cup has provided unforgettable moments on the global stage for over 90 years.

In anticipation of this year’s tournament in Qatar, for the first time in the Middle East, these are the top 10 best moments (plus an honorable mention as a bonus!) from the World Cup’s illustrious history.

Switzerland vs. Cameroon – 5am

With strong players like Brazil and Serbia rounding out Group G, Switzerland and Cameroon will both be looking to pick up points in this game. While Cameroon was swept in the group stages in 2010 and 2014, Switzerland have reached the last 16 in four of their last five tournament appearances.

Time: Thursday, November 24 at 5 p.m. ET

Stadion: Al Janoub Stadium

How to see: FOX and Telemundo or Stream on fuboTV and Peacock (Spanish)

Uruguay vs South Korea – 8am

The focus of this game is Tottenham’s Son Heung-min, who is recovering from a fractured left eye socket sustained on November 1st in the Champions League. He is expected to play with a face mask.

“He knows and we know that we cannot rule out any risks after this injury,” said coach Paulo Bento.

Time: Thursday, November 24 at 8 p.m. ET

Stadion: Education City Stadium

How to see: FOX and Telemundo or Stream on fuboTV and Peacock (Spanish)

Portugal vs Ghana – 11am

Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed his displeasure with his former club Manchester United. So will this World Cup, probably his last, be an audition for a new team? Ronaldo, 37, has given assurances that the drama will not spill over into the country, and his former United team-mate Bruno Fernandes agreed. At least publicly.

“Our focus is 100% on the national team and we are 100% focused on what we need to do,” said Fernandes.

Time: Thursday, November 24 at 11 a.m. ET

Stadion: Stadium 974

How to see: FOX and Telemundo or Stream on fuboTV and Peacock (Spanish)

Brazil vs Serbia – 2pm

It takes confidence to take nine forwards to the World Cup and tournament favorites Brazil have done just that. With the likes of Neymar and Vinicius Jr. settling for less than a trophy could be seen as a failure for this team.

Time: Thursday, November 24 at 2pm ET

Stadion: Lusail Stadium

How to see: FOX and Telemundo or Stream on fuboTV and Peacock (Spanish)

This article originally appeared in USA TODAY: World Cup Updates: Ronaldo, Portugal start vs Ghana

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