FIFA WC 2022: Portugal vs Ghana Preview & prediction |H2H Record | lineup
The FIFA World Cup 2022 has got off to an exhilarating start with big boys like Germany and Argentina stunned by their fellow opponents in opening clashes.
Day 5 of the FIFA World Cup 2022 will also see big boys in action as Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal take on African giants Ghana in their tournament opener. Considering, the level of upsets in the tournament so far Portugal should not take their opponents lightly as we await a crunch tie at Stadium 974 in the capital Doha.
Portugal vs Ghana Head to Head
The two teams have met on only one occasion in the past as the European side got the better of Ghana by 2-1. The day saw Ghana trail in the first 30 minutes when an own goal from John Boye put Ronaldo’s side 1-0 in front at the break. That lead though was cut short as Asamoah Gyan equalized for Ghana and brought them back into the contest.
However, Portugal’s savior that day was Ronaldo who came up with the goods in the 80th minute to grab hold of all three points. This however remains the only meeting between the sides as they brace themselves for just their second clash on Thursday.
Portugal vs Ghana Group Details
Portugal vs Ghana clash will mark the end of matchday 1 for both sides and will know the importance of three points in the opener. Both the teams will be back in action on Monday (November 28) with Portugal taking on Uruguay at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail.
The contest will be a repeat of the Round of the 16 clash between the two nations from the 2018 World Cup where the South American side got the better Fernando Santos’ side. The day will also see Ghana take on South Korea at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan.
The group stage will come to an end on Friday (December 2) as South Korea and Portugal go head-to-head at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan while in a simultaneous kickoff, Ghana and Uruguay will go head-to-head at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah.
World Cup Record
|Appearances||8 (first in 1966)|
|Best result||Third place (1966)|
|Appearances||4 (first in 2006)|
|Best result||Quarter-finals (2010)|
Portugal vs Ghana Predicted Lineup
Costa; Cancelo, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro; Neves, Carvalho, Fernandes; B. Silva, Ronaldo, Leao
Ati Zigi; Lamptey, Amartey, Djiku, Baba; Partey, Abdul Samed; Sulemana, Kudus, J. Ayew; Williams
Portugal vs Ghana Date, kick-off time, and venue
The FIFA World Cup 2022 Matchday 1 encounter on Thursday, November 24 will kick off at 9:30 PM IST, 7:00 PM Local Time
Stadium 974 in Doha