LUSAIL /Qatar/, November 25. /TASS/. Brazil won 2-0 over Serbia in the first round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup group stage at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar.
Richarlison scored both goals for Brazil on the 62nd and 73rd minute.
In another Group G match, the national football squad of Switzerland shut out the national team of Cameroon 1-0 in their opening group stage match of the World Cup. During the second round, due on November 28, Brazil will take on Switzerland and Serbia will face Cameroon.
Brazil is the most successful national team in terms of World Cup victories. They won the tournament five times, including their latest title in 2002. The Serbian team has never made it into the playoff so far.
A number of Serbian fans supporting the team during Thursday’s game in Lusail were wearing t-shirts of Russia’s national football team, while others were wearing scarves featuring the national emblems of Russia and Serbia, a TASS correspondent reported.
Serbian fans warmly greeted Russian reporters and chanted "Russians and Serbs are brothers forever."
Meanwhile the "Support Ours" campaign was launched by the Russian House cultural and scientific center in Belgrade, where diplomats, public figures and activists gathered to support the Serbian team on Thursday evening.
Russian House Director Yevgeny Baranov told TASS that the support for the Serbian national team was "a small gesture of gratitude to the people of Serbia, who have the courage to support us despite risks and immense pressure."
The Russian House launched the campaign on November 9, urging Russians to support the Serbian national team during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar in a video that went viral in Serbia and Russia.
2022 FIFA World Cup
Qatar is hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup between November 20 and December 18 at eight stadiums in five cities across the country, namely in Doha, Lusail, Al Wakrah, Al Khor and Al Rayyan.
The eight host stadiums are: Al Bayt Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Stadium 974, Education City Stadium, and Al Janoub Stadium.
The coveted World Cup Trophy will be hoisted by one of 32 teams divided into eight groups. The group stage matches run across numerous fields in Qatar between November 20 and December 2 with the top two teams from each group advancing to the playoffs.
Qatar won the right to host matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup on December 2, 2010. The championship kicked off last Sunday with a picturesque ceremony and the subsequent opening match between host Qatar and Ecuador, which ended 2-0 in favor of Ecuador.