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WASHINGTON (AP) — Follow along for real-time, on-the-ground updates on the 2022 U.S. midterm elections from The Associated Press. Live updates — all times Eastern — are produced by AP journalists around the country.

You can find updates from Election Night itself at this page.

Congressional control remains uncertain but Republicans appear set to seize the House majority. Washington Correspondent Sagar Meghani reports.

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Animal cells used to create lab-grown meat are not cancerous, experts say

CLAIM: Lab-grown meat is made out of cancerous animal cells.

AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. Meat grown in labs is made using cells taken from animals, but those cells are not cancerous and there are many safeguards in place to ensure that the end product is safe to consume, experts told The Associated Press. The false claim stems from the fact that, like cancer cell



2022 isn’t over, yet eyes are already on 2024. On the heels of Tuesday night’s disappointing results for Republicans, allies of former President Donald Trump were calling on him to delay his planned announcement of another White House run, AP national political reporter Jill Colvin reports.

Trump sought to use the midterms as a chance to prove his enduring political influence, endorsing more than 330 candidates in races up and down the ballot. While he notched some big wins, his candidates also lost high-profile races. Trump insisted publicly he was happy with the results, but his setbacks were animating the hopes of a long list of potential rivals waiting quietly in the wings.

Republicans’ biggest victory lay in Florida, where Gov. Ron DeSantis easily won reelection and cemented his status as a rising star while eyeing his own potential 2024 run.



“I believed that the people would choose freedom over slavery, if we gave them the opportunity, by taking the slavery question away from the legislators and putting it into the hands of the people. And they proved us right,” he said.

— Max Parthas, campaigns coordinator for the Abolish Slavery National Network

Ballot measures approved Tuesday will change the state constitutions in Alabama, Oregon, Tennessee and Vermont to prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for crime, AP national race and ethnicity reporter Aaron Morrison reports.

Meanwhile, lawmakers in Louisiana — one of a handful of states that sentences convicted felons to hard labor — torpedoed their own, similar measure because of ambiguous language.



If Tuesday’s vote defied the durable history of presidential parties taking heavy losses in a midterm election, it also reinforced an often-forgotten fact: These campaigns are a patchwork of thousands of races, not a nationwide contest, AP’s Josh Boak and Hannah Fingerhut report.

Inflation, abortion or fears about democracy may have swayed the votes of many Americans, but they did so in myriad ways depending on the state, district or the candidates. That was clear in AP VoteCast, an in-depth survey of more than 94,000 voters nationwide.

Its numbers tell a story of how demographics, cultural issues and the quality of candidates were central to the outcomes of many contests.



Ted Johnson, the Senior Advisor of New America, provides analysis about the Black candidates making waves in this year’s election.



“If they lose, that just reaffirms beliefs that the whole thing is rigged. And if they win, you have people running elections who have pretty wild thoughts about how elections should be run.”

— Bret Schafer, a senior fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy, on candidates for offices that have power over elections who spread misleading claims

AP’s David Klepper reports on Election Day misinformation, offering examples of how misleading claims emerge and travel, and how innocent events can be spun into the latest viral election hoax.

He also delves into the kind of baseless rumors and conspiracy theories that were reverberating around the internet Wednesday as candidates and far-right influencers sought to explain away losses and closer-than-expected races.



“We have seen no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was any way compromised in any race in the country.”

— Jen Easterly, director of the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, said in a statement

Despite a few state and local governments appearing to be hit by a relatively basic form of cyberattack that can make public websites unreachable, federal and local officials said none had broken through vote-counting infrastructure, AP’s Nomaan Merchant and Emily Wagster Pettus report.



Republicans, according to the narrative, had a disastrous night — even causing Fox News to call for “soul searching” in the GOP. But how big of a disaster was it if Republicans remain favored to retake the House and still might manage to flip the Senate?

Democrats battled tough circumstances and political history to dilute the dreaded red wave. But the relief could obscure growing weaknesses in the party’s position and a tough road ahead for President Joe Biden.

The power of those pre-election expectations fueled the national conversation and the media narrative after election day.

Associated Press media writer David Bauder looks at whether the “bad for GOP, bad for Trump” instant analysis is as clear cut as it seems.

And Zeke Miller, Chris Megerian and Hannah Fingerhut explore why the next two years might still be an uncertain slog for Biden.


4:20 p.m.

President Joe Biden, in his first public comments on the outcome of the midterm elections, said his takeaway is that voters were clear that they’re still frustrated with record inflation, crime and other issues. “I get it,” Biden said at the White House.



Buu Nygren ousted Jonathan Nez as president of the Navajo Nation, a position that wields influence nationally because of the size of the tribe’s reservation in the U.S. Southwest and its huge population, AP’s Felicia Fonseca reports from Flagstaff, Arizona.

Nygren, 35, positioned himself as the candidate for change in the nonpartisan race and as someone who could get the ball rolling on long-awaited projects. He has a background in construction management but has never held political office.



“Democrats had plenty to savor in the morning light. But as they exhaled and Republicans lamented big gains that didn’t materialize, there were larger problems that both political parties will need to address — and soon,” AP chief political writer Steve Peoples writes in an analysis of the midterm results so far.



In Tuesday’s midterm elections, records were broken and history was made, AP’s Adriana Gomez Licon reports. In states across the country, women, LGBTQ and Black candidates were elected to congressional seats and governor’s offices as part of a new generation of political leadership.

Those firsts include the country’s first openly lesbian governor, Maryland’s first Black governor, and Vermont’s first woman in Congress. Candidates also smashed records — 12 women will be governors, hitting double digits for the first time.



It might be another month before we know who controls the Senate. Georgia’s closely watched race between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker will go to a Dec. 6 runoff because neither candidate took more than half of the vote.

Democrats or Republicans would need to win both of the other pending Senate races, in Arizona and Nevada, to control the chamber without winning in Georgia. AP’s Meg Kinnard explains how the runoff will work.



Arkansas has never had a female governor. Or lieutenant governor. On Tuesday night, they got both.

Voters elevated former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to the state’s top role, a position her father held from 1996 to 2007.

Arkansas voters also picked current Attorney General Leslie Rutledge to serve as lieutenant governor. She becomes the first woman to serve as the state’s No. 2 and essentially swaps roles with current Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin, who was elected attorney general.

All are Republicans.

Sanders faced Democrat Chris Jones, a nuclear engineer who would have become Arkansas’ first Black governor. In a statement Wednesday congratulating Sanders, Jones said: “History was made. Sarah’s election has shown women, including my little girls, that being a woman is no longer a barrier to becoming governor in our state.”



With Sean Patrick Maloney losing his race, New York’s congressional delegation goes from having two Maloneys to zero. Carolyn Maloney lost her primary for the 12th district earlier this year.

For the first time since 1993, when Carolyn Maloney was first elected, New York will have no Maloneys in Congress.


1:15 p.m.

President Joe Biden completed a final round of calls to lawmakers on Tuesday’s ballot. Amid the many congratulatory and conciliatory calls to fellow Democrats, Biden also called Republican Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio.

The two have certainly had their policy differences — DeWine even ran campaign ads attacking Biden’s policies — but they have also found areas of common ground and mutual interest. Biden pushed for the CHIPS and Science Act, a $280 billion measure intended to boost the semiconductor industry and scientific research. Passage of the law was crucial to Intel Corp. agreeing to build a new $20 billion facility outside of Columbus, Ohio.



Pennsylvania Rep.-elect Summer Lee replaced Mike Doyle, a Democrat who did not seek reelection after nearly 30 years in Congress, AP’s Brooke Schultz reports. But to nab the seat, Lee had to face Mike Doyle — a completely different person and a Republican.

The identical names were the source of some puzzlement, and the Republican Doyle tried to capitalize on it by using the tagline #TheRight Mike.

In her speech to supporters Tuesday night, Lee nodded to the name conflation.

“When we were up against a wall — every single time when it looked like it was getting bleak: friends came from all over,” she said. “When we got into the name confusion and people started wondering, ‘What’s going on?’ We had friends come up.”



Despite outspoken activism by some families of the children killed at Robb Elementary School, voters in Uvalde County backed Gov. Greg Abbott over challenger Beto O’Rourke in the governor’s race.

Unofficial results show about 60% of voters in Uvalde County backed the Republican Abbott.

O’Rourke made the Uvalde attack a centerpiece of his campaign, at one point interrupting Abbott during a press conference shortly after the school shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers.

On the local level, the acting Uvalde police chief — who has been suspended — won a county commissioner’s race, prevailing over challengers that included the father of Jacklyn Cazares, who died in the school shooting.



The winner of Alaska’s U.S. Senate contest is yet unclear, but whoever it will be, we know it will be a Republican. AP’s Mike Catalini explains how the state’s ranked choice voting will ensure either Republican incumbent Lisa Murkowski or Trump-backed Kelly Tshibaka will nab the seat.



“The reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.”

— GOP Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who won reelection Tuesday despite an array of controversies, including disciplinary action by the state bar, an FBI investigation and a long-delayed trial on securities fraud charges.



Summer Lee has made history as Pennsylvania’s first Black congresswoman with her election. AP called the race for the open seat Wednesday morning.

Lee has served as a state representative since 2019. Speaking to supporters at a watch party, she called their event a “scaled down thing, because we’ve been through it.”

“We had to go through ugly to get here,” she said. “There is a reason why there had never been a Black woman, ever, serving (in Congress) in the history of Pennsylvania. So I can assure you they’re not going to let up on us. They’re not going to relent.”

Lee defeated Republican Mike Doyle, who conceded Tuesday night.



“Saddle up.”

— Doug Mastriano, Republican gubernatorial nominee in Pennsylvania

The AP called the Pennsylvania governor’s race for Democrat Josh Shapiro on Tuesday night, but Mastriano has yet to concede. He posted a photo of him on a horse with the above caption Wednesday morning and told a crowd of supporters Tuesday night that he would wait “until every vote counts,”

Meanwhile, Republican Mehmet Oz said he called John Fetterman to concede the race for Pennsylvania’s open Senate seat Wednesday morning, saying he wished him well “both personally and as our next United States Senator.” AP called the race in the early hours Wednesday.

“We are facing big problems as a country and we need everyone to put down their partisan swords and focus on getting the job done,” Oz said in a statement.


12 p.m.

Abortion rights advocates in Kentucky saw clear vindication in that state’s rejection of an amendment that would have provided legal protections for a ban on abortions approved by the state legislature.

“We’ve been making the case throughout this campaign that Kentucky’s abortion laws are very extreme and are out of step with the majority of Kentuckians’ values,” said Rachel Sweet, campaign manager for Protect Kentucky Access, who also coordinated a successful fight against a similar amendment in Kansas earlier this year. “And I think that the results that we are seeing from the Amendment 2 vote are a repudiation of the policies that have been in place in Kentucky so far.”

Sweet, who spoke on a Zoom call organized by opponents on the amendment, said the fight is far from over, in Kentucky or anywhere else: “It is still an issue that we do not anticipate will be settled in any way, shape or form.”



“There’s still a beating heart to American democracy.

— U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Wednesday morning

Maloney, who represents a New York district, acknowledged his own defeat after conceding to Republican Mike Lawler, a state assemblyman. The AP has not declared a winner in that contest.

Maloney said Nov. 8 would stand as a “signature day in American political history.”

“If we fall a little short,” Maloney said of his party, “we’re going to know that we gave it our all and we beat the spread.”



In a series of statewide ballot measures, voters affirmed abortion rights in the first major election after the overturning of Roe v. Wade earlier this year.

In Michigan, California and Vermont, voters enshrined the right to abortion in their state constitutions on Tuesday, AP’s Lindsay Whitehurst reports. And in Kentucky, a heavily Republican state, voters declared there is no state constitutional right to abortion.



“Let me say the message so it can be loud and clear — so that the radical left-wing teachers’ union can hear it, so that Joe Biden can hear it. Folks, Oklahoma won’t go woke.”

— Ryan Walters, Oklahoma’s newly elected superintendent of schools who as a candidate targeted teachers over banned books



Why hasn’t the AP called control of Congress yet? Neither party has reached the thresholds required to win the House or Senate — and it’s not quite clear when that might change, AP’s Mike Catalini explains.



Here’s the difference between two phrases often bandied about during elections, from AP national political reporter Meg Kinnard’s glossary:

“Too early to call”: Races in which the vote count is active and ongoing and a winner is not yet clear are “too early to call.” That includes races in which the vote count may take several days.

“Too close to call”: Races in which the vote count has reached its primary conclusion – all outstanding ballots save provisional and late-arriving absentee ballots have been counted – without a clear winner are “too close to call. ” AP formally declares a race “too close to call” via our election reporting system and in our news report.



Backers of recreational marijuana scored wins Tuesday night in Maryland and Missouri but in Arkansas, North Dakota and South Dakota legalization efforts went up in smoke.

Recreational pot use will be legal in 21 states following Tuesday’s results, AP’s Andrew DeMillo reports.

The votes come a month after President Joe Biden announced he was pardoning thousands of Americans convicted of simple possession of marijuana under federal law.

In Colorado, recreational pot has been legal for a decade. A ballot measure that would decriminalize certain psychedelic substances including so-called “magic mushrooms” remained too early to call Wednesday morning.



The AP has tallied votes and declared winners in U.S. elections since 1848. AP’s Meg Kinnard and Mike Catalini take you through how we made the calls in 10 key races so far:

U. S. Senate calls: John Fetterman in Pennsylvania, Maggie Hassan in New Hampshire, Ted Budd in North Carolina, JD Vance in Ohio, Michael Bennet in Colorado

Governor calls: Tony Evers in Wisconsin, Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan, Brian Kemp in Georgia, Josh Shapiro in Pennsylvania, Greg Abbott in Texas, Ron DeSantis in Florida



The weather in the nation’s capital is cool and crisp on this Election Morning After, as control of Congress still hangs in the balance.

AP’s Brian Slodysko in Washington identifies the takeaways so far:

— Republicans hoped for a sweep that never came — but they could still wrest control of the House and Senate

— The increasing redness of Florida, a traditional battleground state, was reinforced by Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sen. Marco Rubio’s reelection victories

— At $16.7 billion, the midterms themselves are on track to be the most expensive ever, according to the nonpartisan OpenSecrets, nearly doubling the cost of the 2010 midterm elections

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Montana shelves GOP proposal to alter US Senate primary

A proposed change to next year’s Montana U. S. Senate primary that was aimed at undermining Democratic Sen. Jon Tester’s reelection chances is likely dead.

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Kentucky gov candidate backs some Medicaid work requirements

Republican gubernatorial candidate and current state Attorney General Daniel Cameron said Tuesday that he supports creating a work requirement for some able-bodied Kentucky adults receiving Medicaid health coverage, reigniting a contentious issue from the state’s governor’s race four years ago.

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How some WH hopefuls inflate their fundraising success

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Printing error forces Pennsylvania county to replace ballots

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Elections officials in a central Pennsylvania county were scrambling on Monday to fix an error on more than 18,000 mail-in ballots for the spring primary, when voters will elect judges for the state Supreme Court and other positions.

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Progressives focus on local-level wins to counter setbacks

For many progressives, the past decade has been littered with disappointments. But recent down-ballot victories are providing hope of reshaping the Democratic Party from the bottom up, rather than from Washington.

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Abortion bans raise fears inside GOP about backlash in 2024

Leading Republicans are struggling to navigate the politics of abortion as they concede — publicly and privately — that the GOP’s anti-abortion policies are unpopular with the very voters they need to win the presidency.

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Pence: Candidates must run ‘as Republicans’ to win in 2024

Former Vice President Mike Pence is ramping up his criticism of fellow Republicans, trying to paint his would-be rivals as straying from party principles as he inches closer to an expected presidential run.

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Montana GOP seeks to bar 3rd parties from key US Senate race

Libertarians lined up with Democrats on Friday against a proposal that would effectively block third party candidates from next year’s Montana U.S. Senate election.

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GOP candidates tread cautiously on gun issues in Kentucky

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Scott says GOP ‘starved for hope’ as he moves toward ’24 bid

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Tim Scott launched an exploratory committee. What is it?

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Dem, GOP convention picks show Midwest’s political influence

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GOP attorney joins California race for Feinstein Senate seat

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Sheriff Mark Lamb says he’s running for US Senate in Arizona

Sheriff Mark Lamb says he’s running for the U.S. Senate in Arizona. Pinal County’s top lawman is the first Republican to jump into a high-profile race for the seat held by independent Sen.

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Dems tap Chicago for 2024 convention, cite critical Midwest

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DeSantis flexes executive powers while eyeing White House

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Paper changes caused Maricopa County printer failure: report

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90,000 World Cup 2026 will break records in terms of revenue, number of matches and attendance. What is known about the tournament at the moment

The 2026 World Cup final will be hosted by Metlife Stadium in New York — the home arena of the New York Giants and New York Jets of the National Football League / wikimedia.org

World Cup in Qatar, especially his final match, gave a lot of emotions and left a strong aftertaste. Already, fans are starting to discuss the next World Cup — it will be held from June 8 to July 3, 2026 in the USA, Canada and Mexico. «Vedomosti. Sport” tells what is known about the tournament at the moment.

48 teams will play in the final round of the 2026 World Cup . The number of participants will change for the first time since 1998. The then President of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Michel Platini spoke about the expansion of the World Cup in 2013 — he proposed to put 40 teams into the world championship. The idea was picked up by the head of the International Football Federation (FIFA), Gianni Infantino, who promised during his election campaign to increase the number of non-European teams at the World Cup. In 2017, the promise was kept. Now the quotas are distributed as follows: Europe — 16 teams, Africa — 9.5 (local teams will play intercontinental play-offs), Asia — 8.5, North and Central America, as well as South America — 6.5 each, Oceania — 1.5.

The main reason for expanding the number of participants is not the desire to provide more opportunities for people of different nationalities, but the intention to earn more money. For the next four-year cycle FIFA plans to receive $10 billion . This is $2.5 billion more than the federation earned from 2018 to 2022. and 5.2 billion more than it was possible to obtain for the period from 2014 to 2018. By increasing the number of matches in the World Cup, FIFA will receive more profit not only from sponsors, but also from TV rights, ticket sales, merchandise, etc.

80 or 104 matches will be played at the 2026 World Cup. The exact figure is still unknown, since FIFA has not yet decided on the scheme for holding the tournament. Initially, it was planned to organize 16 groups of three teams, the two best of them would go to the 1/16 finals. However, recently FIFA has been thinking about changing the format, since the proposed scheme has a big problem: the teams will not play in parallel in time, which is why there is a possibility of collusion. For example, the national teams will decide that it is enough for them to play a draw with each other, and the meeting will lose its sporting component.

Judging by media reports, FIFA shares this fear and is now leaning towards a scheme with 12 groups of of four participants — in addition to two teams from each group, eight best teams from third lines will be selected for the playoffs. In this configuration, the number of matches will increase from the current 64 to 104. The final decision on the scheme for holding the final stage of the 2026 FIFA World Cup should be made next year.

North American net sales after the World Cup could be $3-4 billion . Analysts from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the largest international company specializing in management consulting, came to this figure. According to the study, the World Cup will add 40,000 jobs in North America, and the total income of workers in the entire region will increase by $1 billion. In addition, the host cities of the tournament can expect an increase in economic activity in their territory by $160-620 million This will result in a net profit of approximately $90-480 million per city.

4800 km separates the northernmost (Vancouver) and southernmost (Mexico City) points where the 2026 World Cup matches will take place. Approximately the same distance between Moscow and Doha — the capitals of the two previous tournaments. It is noteworthy that stadiums will not be built for the 2026 World Cup — all arenas are already ready. Most of the matches (60 if the 80-match format remains) will take place in the United States — in the States, the meetings will take place mainly in arenas that belong to the clubs of the National Football League (NFL).

A total of 11 stadiums in the US will be used in 11 cities — Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle. The most spacious of them — «AT & T Stadium» in Dallas — will be able to visit 105,000 people . If at least 89,000 people come to the stands of the arena, this will already be enough to break the World Cup attendance record (now — 88,966). The 2026 tournament final is scheduled at the Metlife Stadium in New York (its capacity is 82,500). The championship games in Mexico will be hosted by three cities — Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterrey, while in Canada meetings will be organized in Toronto and Vancouver. The opening match will go to the legendary Azteca.

The best result of the US team at the world championships — the quarterfinals of the 2002 tournament. At the 2026 home championship, the Americans will try to at least repeat this result /Stephen Nadler / ISI Photos / Getty Images

Around 20:00 Moscow time matches of the first slot in the group stage of the 2026 World Cup — this is the time when the earliest meetings in the leading American leagues usually start, they take place on the east coast of the United States. The second slot of matches must start at 23:00, the third at 02:00, and the fourth at 05:00. That is, the most interesting games of the tournament, which are usually postponed to the third and fourth slots, will most conveniently be watched by residents of the Far East.

On January 25, 2023 , the format of the qualifying round for the 2026 World Cup in Europe will be announced. The start of qualification is scheduled for autumn 2024, immediately after the end of the European Championship. Whether the Russian team will take part in the selection for the next world championship is a big question. After the start of the special operation in Ukraine, Russian football was suspended from all international competitions, and the possible cancellation of this decision depends only on the political situation. So far, it is known that the Russians will definitely miss the selection for Euro 2024.

There are still 3.5 years before the start of the tournament, and the bookmakers are already assessing the chances of the national teams for the championship. So, the main favorite of the future World Cup is the Brazilian team with odds of 5.5 . The bookmakers are encouraged by the young Brazilian star Vinicius, who, after the national team’s elimination in the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup, promised on social networks that in four years «Brazil will conquer the world.» Interestingly, the champions from Argentina are listed only third — with a coefficient of 8.00. The second are the French (7.00). The experts also calculated the chances of the Russian team — you can bet on its victory with a coefficient of 100. 00. But for now, this figure is perceived as nothing more than a joke — for a start, Russian football players need to get the opportunity to participate in the selection.

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what to expect and where to watch

November 24 at the World Cup in Qatar will play Switzerland — Cameroon, Uruguay — Republic of Korea, Portugal — Ghana and Brazil — Serbia

(Photo © 2022 Getty Images)

On the fifth game day World Cup 2022 Qatar will host four matches. On Thursday, November 24, will have their first meetings in the tournament teams of groups G and H, including Portugal led by Cristiano Ronaldo and Brazil with Neymar . The matches of Switzerland and Cameroon, as well as Uruguay and the Republic of Korea are also of considerable interest in terms of the struggle for access to the playoffs. Results and details of matches on November 24 as they are completed see here .

Olympics presents match announcements on November 24th.

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Switzerland — Cameroon. Group G. Beginning at 13:00 Moscow time. El Janoub Stadium

The Swiss have made the playoffs in three of the last four World Cups. They did it in 2018, and in almost exactly the same group with Brazil and Serbia. But instead of Cameroon, there was Costa Rica. It cannot be said that Switzerland has bright stars, but Granit Xhaka from Arsenal and Manuel Akanji from Manchester City are well known. In addition, the Swiss have an excellent goalkeeper Jan Sommer , and the defense under the head coach Murat Yakin turned the gate into an impregnable fortress at all — only two goals conceded in eight qualifying matches. In the last three matches of the League of Nations in the summer and autumn, the Swiss beat Portugal, Spain and the Czech Republic, which says a lot. True, in the last control match they unexpectedly lost to Ghana. Switzerland’s first opponent at the 2022 World Cup will be another African team, with Cameroon getting a ticket to Qatar with gigantic difficulty, at the very end of the overtime return game with Algeria. However, the Cameroonians, led by the famous ex-football player Rigobert Song are still considered outsiders of the group. Firstly, they have not reached the playoffs of the World Cup since 1990. Secondly, despite the presence of such outstanding players as, in particular, goalkeeper Andre Onana from Inter and Eric Choupo-Moting from Bayern, tactically the Cameroonians are inferior to the same Swiss.

André Onana hopes to keep the gate intact (2022 Getty Images)

Uruguay — Republic of Korea. Group H. Start at 16:00 Moscow time. Evolution City Stadium

The two-time world champions from the Uruguayan national team actually open a new chapter in 2022, because in November 2021, the legendary Oscar Tabares , who led the national team for 16 years, was fired from the post of head coach for poor results. Under the new mentor Diego Alonso , the Uruguayans have given out all the qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup this year, taking third place in the selection after Brazil and Argentina. Charismatic veteran leaders are still in the ranks — forwards Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani , but there are also young stars like 23-year-old Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez . There are also many other representatives of the top leagues and top clubs in the application, although the same Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo after hip surgery will most likely miss the entire group stage and will only be able to help the national team in the playoffs.

Well, the Urguayans are quite capable of making it out of the group. They are good individually, but they have always been distinguished by tactical flexibility and discipline. In 2018, the Uruguayans reached the quarterfinals and now they dream of surpassing this result, but at the same time there is no trace of underestimation of opponents. So, the midfielder of the national team of Uruguay Lucas Torreira called the Republic of Korea team an aggressive opponent. The Korean team is really very disciplined and pragmatic, in friendly matches before the World Cup, it beat Cameroon and Iceland with the same score 1:0. At the last two World Cups, she did not qualify from the group, although the victory over Germany in 2018 impressed many. One of the goalscorers in that meeting was Son Heung Min from Tottenham, whose participation in the 2022 World Cup was in doubt due to an eye injury. But Son managed to recover.

Luis Suarez scored for the national team of Uruguay this year too (Alberto Valdes EFE)

Portugal — Ghana. Group H. Start at 19:00. Stadium «974»

Portugal is on the list of contenders for high places, however, unlike the European Championship (winning in 2016), Cristiano Ronaldo and his partners have not achieved much success at the World Cup in recent years. So, in 2014 they did not leave the group, and in 2018 they flew out to the 1/8 finals. This time, additional pressure on Cristiano is likely to be exerted by the painful termination of the contract with Manchester United, which happened just the other day. So the 37-year-old super-forward will start the match with Ghana as a free agent. Although, perhaps, this will only add motivation to Cristiano. Ronaldo himself assures that the team is in great shape, and he will be happy if Portugal wins the World Cup even without his goals. But there will be goals for sure.

Of the stars of the Ghana national team, we note Mohammed Kudus from Ajax, as well as Inaki Williams from Athletic.