Cristiano Ronaldo will begin his final attempt at winning a World Cup when Portugal kicks off its 2022 tournament against Group H opponents Ghana on Thursday. Every team in attendance at the World Cup in Qatar will have played once by the end of the fifth matchday, and Portugal will be adamant to avoid falling victim to the same upset trend that’s plagued other giants like Argentina and Germany. Saudi Arabia’s slaying of Argentina and Japan’s surprise win over four-time world champions Germany is all the proof needed to know no one is safe in Qatar, and Portugal begins its quest with a testing curtain-raiser.
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Game Date: November 24, 2022
Game Time: 11 a.m. ET
Game Venue: Stadium 974, Doha, Qatar
TV: FOX 4K
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It’s been a little more than eight years since Fernando Santos’ side faced Ghana at the 2014 World Cup, which so happens to be the only time these teams have faced in any conditions.
Ronaldo came up with an 80th-minute winner against the Black Stars on that occasion, securing his side’s only win of the tournament in Brazil before they made an unexpected group-stage exit.
Portugal’s captain is by no means taking the Ghanaian threat lightly and said prior to kick-off that this will be his side’s most difficult fixture of the group campaign:
Ronaldo has dominated headlines this week after Manchester United announced their forward had left the club for a second time, a distraction Ghana will hope plays into its favor.
Ajax attacker Mohammed Kudus will be one name to keep an eye on leading Ghana’s line, while Athletic Bilbao’s Inaki Williams is sure to grab attention after switching his allegiances from Spain.
Andre Ayew already holds the record for most Ghana caps with 110 to date, and the forward needs just one more to add Ghana’s record for most World Cup appearances to his tally.
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