Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal will kick off their 2022 World Cup marketing campaign in opposition to a younger and thrilling Ghana aspect.
A lot of the discuss surrounding Portugal forward of the event has been about Cristiano Ronaldo’s explosive interview and whether or not, with two different Manchester United gamers within the squad, it could create a divide within the camp.
They’re going to be eager to show that hasn’t been the case by getting off to a successful begin in opposition to Ghana, however having simply overwhelmed Switzerland 2-0, the Black Stars will fancy their probabilities of getting one thing from the sport.
Here is every thing that you must know forward of the match.
Portugal vs Ghana H2H Outcomes (All Time)
Present Kind (Final 5 Video games)
Portugal crew information
Of the 26 gamers within the Portugal squad, all of them are absolutely match and out there for his or her opening World Cup match.
Ronaldo did not play within the warm-up match in opposition to Nigeria and Joao Felix impressed in his place, however the United man is greater than more likely to return in opposition to Ghana.
Portugal Beginning 11 (4-3-3): Costa; Cancelo, Dias, Pepe, Mendes; Neves, Carvalho, Fernandes; Silva, Ronaldo, Leao.
Bench: Rui Patricio, Sa, Silva, Guerreiro, Dalot, Danilo, Palhinha, Otavio, Vitinha, Joao Mario, Nunes, Horta, Ramos, Silva, Felix.
Ghana crew information
Ghana even have a completely match group of gamers, with 17 of them getting some minutes within the 2-0 win over Switzerland on Thursday.
Ghana Beginning 11 (4-2-3-1): Ati-Zigi; Lamptey, Amartey, Salisu, Mensah; Partey, Samed; Sulemana Kudus, J. Ayew; A. Ayew.
Bench: Danlad, Nurudeen, Odoi, Rahman, Aidoo, Djiku, Seidu, Owusu, Fatawu Issahaku, Kyereh, Bukari, Afriyie, Williams, Sowah, Semenyo
Portugal’s squad is undoubtedly one among extraordinarily prime quality, however their performances have not been nice of late, whereas the noise surrounding Ronaldo additionally does not assist.
Ghana, on the flipside, have regarded spectacular of their most up-to-date matches and have a proficient group of gamers, particularly additional ahead, that may’t be underestimated.
It might properly be a tighter recreation than many expect, and do not be stunned if Ghana do not come out of it empty-handed.
Prediction: Portugal 1-1 Ghana