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Portugal vs Ghana: World Cup 2022 – Stay | World Cup 2022

Portugal: Diogo Costa, Joao Cancelo, Danilo Pereira, Ruben Dias, Raphael Guerreiro, Ruben Neves, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Otavio, Joao Felix, Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Ghana: Lawrence Ati-Zigi, Abdul-Rahman Baba, Daniel Amartey, Alexander Djiku, Mohammed Salisu, Alidu Seidu, Thomas Partey, Salis Abdul Samed, Mohammed Kudus, Andre Ayew, Inaki Williams.

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Built from shipping containers and other bits and bobs, the temporary arena that is Stadium 974 plays host to today’s Group H encounter between Portugal and Ghana. Much as he would like it, Cristiano Ronaldo has been dominating the headlines in the build-up to this game and will be under pressure to deliver in the wake of that interview with that man, an act of insubordation that resulted in him severing ties with Manchester United earlier this week. A massively self-regarding cog in a team brimful of talents that often seem cowed in his presence, it remains to be seen whether Ronaldo will be more help than hindrance as team embark on this World Cup campaign.

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In Qatar on the back of a play-off win against Nigeria, Otto Addo’s Ghana come into this tournament on the back of friendly wins over Nicuragua and Switzerland, which came in the wake of a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Brazil. There is a suggestion that Addo doesn’t know his best side, but received a boost in September when Brighton right-back Tariq Lamptey, who qualifies for the Black Stars through his father, decided to declare for Ghana.

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Lamptey joins his fellow Premier League players Mohammad Salisu (Southampton), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City) and Thomas Partey (Arsenal) and Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) in the Ghana squad. Like Lamptey, Athletic Bilbao’s Inaki Williams also declared for Ghana in recent months at the behest of his grandad and various Ghanaian officials. The striker’s parents crossed the Sahara in search of a new life in Spain when “Kweku” was still in his mother’s womb. Interestingly, Inaki’s younger brother Nico came on as a sub for Spain in their demolition of Costa Rica yesterday.

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Anyway, enough introductory chat – kick-off in Doha is at 4pm (GMT) but stay tuned in the meantime for team news and build-up.

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Main occasions

Ghana: It is onerous to know what to anticipate from Ghana, exterior the highest 60 within the FIFA rankings and struggling the humiliation of defeat after an unspeakably dangerous Africa Cup of Nations in January, ending backside of their group with only one level. Comoros alongside the way in which.

That devastating show earned Ghana head coach Milovan Rajevac his P45 and was changed by former Borussia Dortmund midfielder Otto Addo. Nonetheless employed by the Bundesliga aspect as a scout, he shortly led Ghana by a World Cup sequence towards Nigeria. Former Brighton supervisor Chris Hughton, former Dutch worldwide George Boateng and former Noordsjælland coach Maas Dramani are additionally a part of Ghana’s new management construction.

Portugal and Ghana beginning line-up

Portugal: Diogo Costa, Joao Cancelo, Danilo Pereira, Ruben Dias, Raphael Guerreiro, Ruben Neves, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Otavio, Joao Felix, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ghana: Lawrence Ati-Zigi, Abdul-Rahman Baba, Daniel Amartey, Alexander Djiku, Mohammed Salisu, Alidu Seidu, Thomas Partey, Salis Abdul Samed, Mohammed Kudus, Andre Ayew, Inaki Williams.

Unemployed 37 12 months outdated begins to Portugal. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Photos

Portugal: Coach Fernando Santos says the squad has been cohesive through the years regardless of the enduring cleaning soap opera. Nick Ames studies from Doha.

Interview: “That is once I went to speak to my grandfather. I instructed him that I’ve an opportunity to play for Ghana within the World Cup and what does he assume. He bluntly stated that he didn’t have lengthy to stay and dreamed of his grandson enjoying for Ghana. Then there was nothing left to consider.” Sid Regulation finds out what modified the thoughts of the initially reluctant Inaki Williams and convinces him to declare his mother and father’ nation of start and Ghana, the nation the place he was conceived.

The supervisor of Portugal speaks: “Profitable a event like that is extraordinarily troublesome for any staff, for any nation,” Fernando Santos stated. “You solely want to take a look at these first few video games to see that clearly. I used to be simply watching the Croatia-Morocco sport, and also you see very comparable matches.

“That is as a result of many of the gamers are in the identical leagues. For instance, towards Ghana, two or three of their gamers are Bruno’s opponents [Fernandes, who was sitting alongside him] In the identical championship. They play for giant groups and are used to the tactical problems with the sport. Prior to now you’ll discover a distinction, however these days you do not, particularly since all of the trainers are extraordinarily excessive stage.

“We’re prepared for opponents who will trigger us plenty of issues. Ghana is a really nicely organized staff. The match they performed towards Switzerland confirmed that. African groups have plenty of expertise, unpredictability and are at all times evolving tactically. Right this moment they’re extra full teams. “

On Ronaldo palaver: “Will it lose our focus?” he requested. “No, it will not. At no time right here, throughout coaching, throughout breaks, when enjoying video games like desk soccer, I’ve not even heard Ronaldo speak about it. Typically they activate the TV of their rooms, they discuss to their household, they do no matter they need.

“However what’s necessary is the whole focus and improbable spirit I see in my gamers, what they need to do, what our objectives are, and on the identical time being conscious of the difficulties we face as a result of they’ve them. A sensible view.”

Portugal boss Fernando Santos (left) and Bruno Fernandes attended yesterday's press conference.
Portugal boss Fernando Santos (left) and Bruno Fernandes attended yesterday’s press convention. Photograph: Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock

The Ghana supervisor speaks: “We have now high quality and may compete,” Otto Ado stated. “We have now to be daring and assured. We have now seen in some upsets that little issues resolve video games and we anticipate it to be the identical towards Portugal.

Addo had this to say when requested if he thought the hoop-la surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from Manchester United would have an effect on as we speak’s sport. “”I do not know, I actually do not care. This isn’t our drawback, I do not assume it’s a huge drawback. Everybody needs to win, it doesn’t matter what, it is a huge stage and a giant sport. World Cup stage, so usually I do not assume this might hassle anybody.

Otto Addo (left) and Andre Ayew addressed the media at the Qatar National Convention Center yesterday.
Otto Addo (left) and Andre Ayew addressed the media on the Qatar Nationwide Conference Middle yesterday. Photograph: Ali Hyder / EPA

Right this moment’s match officers

  • Decide: Ismail Elfath

  • Assistant Referees: Kyle Atkins and Corey Parker

  • Fourth Official: Stephanie Frappert

  • Video Assistant Referee: Armando Villarreal

Ismail Elfath leads today's largely American team of match officials, with French referee Stephanie Frappert acting as the fourth official.
Ismail Elfath leads as we speak’s largely American staff of match officers, with French referee Stephanie Frappert performing because the fourth official. Photograph: Kieran McManus/BPI/REX/Shutterstock

The staff’s authentic information

The absence of Diogo Jota from the Portugal squad as a result of a calf harm is the staff supervisor Cristiano Ronaldo Fernando Santos is more likely to begin Bernardo Silva and considered one of Joao Felix or Rafael Leo up entrance together with his lordship, whereas there are issues over the health of PSG left-back Nuno Mendes.

With a backline that features Chris Hughton and George Boateng, Otto Ado is believed to be harm free and can deal from a full deck of his beginning XI. He must decide an inexperienced goalkeeper after Charlton’s Jojo Wollacott and South Africa-based Richard Ofori have been dominated out of this World Cup by harm. Ghana’s three goalkeepers in Qatar, Lawrence Arti-Sigi (2), Manaf Nurudeen (2) and Dunlad Ibrahim (0), have simply 4 senior caps between them.

Lawrence Ati-Zigi is one of three goalkeepers in Ghana's World Cup squad with just four senior international caps between them.
Lawrence Ati-Zigi is considered one of three goalkeepers in Ghana’s World Cup squad with simply 4 senior worldwide caps between them. Photograph: Laurent Gilliéron/EPA

Group H: Portugal v Ghana

Constructed from delivery containers and different fine details, Stadium 974’s non permanent pitch as we speak hosts the Group H match between Portugal and Ghana. As he likes, Cristiano Ronaldo dominated the headlines within the build-up to this sport and will likely be beneath stress to ship afterwards. that Interview with that Man, an act of insubordination led to him severing ties with Manchester United earlier this week. A massively egocentric cog in a staff filled with expertise that usually seems intimidating in entrance of him, it stays to be seen whether or not Ronaldo will likely be extra of a assist than a hindrance because the staff embarks on this World Cup marketing campaign.

Contemporary off a play-off win over Nigeria in Qatar, Otto Addo’s Ghana enter the event on the again of pleasant wins over Nicaragua and Switzerland, which got here after a 3-0 defeat by the hands of Brazil. There’s a suggestion that Addo shouldn’t be at his greatest, however obtained a lift in September when Brighton right-back Tariq Lamptey, who qualifies for the Black Stars by his father, determined to declare for Ghana.

Lamptey joins fellow Premier League gamers Mohammad Salisu (Southampton), Daniel Amartey (Leicester Metropolis) and Thomas Partey (Arsenal) and Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) within the Ghana squad. Like Lamptey, Athletic Bilbao’s Inaki Williams has additionally declared for Ghana in current months on the request of his grandfather and numerous Ghanaian officers. The striker’s mother and father crossed the Sahara looking for a brand new life in Spain whereas “Kweku” was in his mom’s womb. Apparently, Inaki’s youthful brother Nico got here on as a sub for Spain in yesterday’s demolition of Costa Rica.

Anyway, sufficient introductory chat – kick-off in Doha is at 4pm (GMT) however keep tuned within the meantime for staff information and build-up.

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