Portugal vs Ghana World Cup Football Match 24 Now 2022
About the match
Portugal is going head to head with Ghana starting on 24 Nov 2022 at 16:00 UTC at Stadium 974 stadium, Ras Abu Aboud city, Qatar. The match is a part of the World Cup, Group H.
The noise will finally stop for Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo when Fernando Santos’ side begin their 2022 World Cup campaign against Ghana.
Ronaldo’s dramatic departure from Manchester United has dominated the build-up to the Selecao’s Group H opener against Ghana and Piers Morgan’s most recent interview subject will now look to do his talking on the pitch
Otto Addo’s squad has seen plenty of turnover of late, meaning the tournament’s lowest-ranked nation could be something of an unknown quantity.
Ghana head into the World Cup in patchy form, although they enjoyed a confidence-boosting friendly win over Switzerland in Abu Dhabi last week.
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Portugal vs Ghana lineups
Diogo Jota and Renato Sanches were the headline injury victims unable to make Santos’ squad, but the veteran tactician can still call upon a plethora of attacking talent.
A 4-0 win over Nigeria in their final pre-tournament friendly suggested Portugal might be ready to throw off some of their more pragmatic stylings. Ronaldo sat out that game with illness but is ready to return.
Ghana will look to Mohammed Kudus for inspiration and the Ajax playmaker certainly will not be over-awed by facing Ronaldo.
Portugal starting 11
Portugal probable (4-1-4-1, right to left): 22. Costa (GK) — 2. Dalot, 3. Pepe, 4. Dias, 20. Cancelo — 14. Carvalho — 11. Joao Felix, 8. Fernandes, 10. Bernardo Silva, 15. Leao — 7. Ronaldo
Injured: Nuno Mendes
Santos faces a bit of a coin toss for his starting goalkeeper and Porto’s Diogo Costa might get the nod over long-serving No 1 Rui Patricio. In veteran defender Pepe and Ronaldo, the Portugal XI is still likely to boast a couple of cap centurions.
According to Portuguese sports paper Record, Santos is toying with the idea of fielding the attacking midfield quartet of Joao Felix, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes and Rafael Leao behind Ronaldo.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Nuno Mendes is a doubt. If he doesn’t make it, expect Joao Cancelo to start at left-back, with Diogo Dalot in the other full-back position.
Ghana starting 11
Ghana probable (4-2-3-1, right to left): 1. Ati-Zigi (GK) — 2. Lamptey, 18. Amartey, 4. Salisu, 17. Rahman — 5. Partey, 6. Owusu — 13. Afriyie, 10. A. Ayew, 9. J. Ayew — 19. Williams.
Injured: Sulemana, Kyereh
Both Kamaldeen Sulemana and Daniel Kofi Kyereh have been named in Ghana’s World Cup squad despite injury concerns.
Expect both Ayew brothers, Andre and Jordan, to both start in this one, along with recent call-