Switzerland defender Silvan Widmer thinks they lost to Ghana in a pre-World Cup friendly on Thursday due to the heat in Abu Dhabi.
The defender thinks heat didn’t actually allowed the two teams to play their best of games in the last friendly game ahead of the 2022 FIFA World.
There were about four stoppages during the game for players to drink some liquids, indicating how hot the weather was.
“The game was decided by a goal after a corner. We saw an even game between two teams who couldn’t go as fast as they could because of the heat,” Widmer said after the game.
“But we still have to step on the gas. That’s a losing game, bottom line. Playing at two in the afternoon when it’s over 30 degrees is difficult. We did well in terms of positions, especially in the first half. Let’s see what the coach has in store for us in the next few days.”
Switzerland will face Brazil, Serbia, and Cameroon at the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament which starts on Sunday.
The Black Stars won 2-0 thanks to goals from defender Mohammed Salisu and striker Antoine Semenyo, who came on as a second-half substitute to replace Athletic Bilbao striker Inaki Williams.
Ghana will start their 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign with a game against European giant Portugal on November 24 at Stadium 974 in Doha.
Four days later, the Black Stars return to action with a clash against the Asian powerhouse South Korea at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan.
The Black Stars who are making their fourth FIFA appearance will end their group stage campaign with a clash against Uruguay at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah.