Date: 24 November 2022
Time: 9:30 PM IST
Venue: Stadium 974
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The second game of Group H, Group of Death of the FIFA World Cup 2022 kicks off and will see Portugal face Ghana at Stadium 974. The Portuguese team is considered one of the favourites of the tournament with world-class players at their disposal. Whereas Ghana has a fairly new team with bunch new recruits from around the world, who gave recently committed to the African nation.
No injuries for Portugal.
No injuries for Ghana.
Fernando Santos’ Portugal is full of world beaters, who can take on any opposition and dominate. They have a world-class attack with five-time Ballon D’or winner Cristiano Ronaldo leading the line. CR7 is paired with an extremely talented midfield which can do multiple things at the highest level. On the defensive end, Portugal may encounter their first slight weakness as other than the trio of Ruben Dian, Joao Cancelo and Diogo Dalot, they don’t have players of top quality.
Whereas the Black Stars, have managed to build a young and exciting squad with players from around the world, who have Ghanaian roots. But this team still needs some time to get to their top form. So, this World Cup would be a baptism of fire for the young Black Stars. They have some quality on the flanks with an experienced strike force and would hope to pull off some upsets in the Group of Death.
Probable Starting XIs:
Costa (GK); Cancelo, Dias, Pepe, Mendes; Neves, Carvalho, Fernandes; Silva, Ronaldo(C), Leao.
Ati-Zigi (GK); Lamptey, Amartey, Salisu, Mensah; Partey, Samed; Sulemana Kudus, J. Ayew; A. Ayew (C).
Goalkeepers: Costa, Ati-Zigi
Defenders: Cancelo, Dias, Salisu, Lamptey
Midfielders: Kudus, Partey, Fernandes; Silva
Strikers: Ronaldo, Leao, J Ayew; A. Ayew