With many ups and downs, FIFA World Cup 2022 hasn't been a dull tournament. And on the fifth day of the said World Cup, the fan-favorite Portugal will be playing. With the Portuguese team already winning one game against Ghana once before, this could be the revenge match for the Ghanaians.
Over the years, the Portuguese team hasn't been able to land a footing in the World Cup finals. However, the 2022 Cup could be the year that changes things for them. Similarly, their first obstacle to the 2022 World Cup Finals.
Ghana playing in the World Cup hasn't been long. Likewise, in the last World Cup in 2018, they didn't qualify. And that might just have fired up the Ghanaian football squad.
Portugal vs. Ghana: Kick Off
Portugal and Ghana will fight their match at 7:00 PM Qatar Local Time. As such, the rest of the world will witness the game in their different time zone centered around Qatar's time. So, Portugal will get to watch the game at 4:00 PM GMT. Similarly, the match will air at 4:00 PM GMT in Ghana.
Lineups of Portugal and Ghana!
Many fans will tune in to watch Portugal's ace, Cristiano Ronaldo. However, the lineups for the Portuguese team and the Ghanaian squad stay exciting. And here's what we think the lineup for the teams will be. Starting with:
Portugal soccer team lineup!
- Goalkeeper: Rui Patricio
- Defenders: Pepe, Ruben Dias, Raphael Guerreiro, and Danilo Pereira.
- Midfielders: Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, and William Carvalho.
- Strikers: Cristiano Ronaldo, Andre Silva and Joao Felix.
Ghana Football Team Lineup:
- Goalkeeper: Lawrence Ati-Zigi
- Defenders: Gideon Mensah, Baba Rahman, Daniel Amartey, and Alexander Djiku.
- Midfielders: Thomas Partey, Daniel-Kofi Kyereh, and Andre Ayew.
- Forwards: Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, Jordan Ayew, and Kamaldeen Sulemana.
Players to watch in today's match!
The 2022 FIFA World Cup matches to this date have been entertaining in one way or the other. However, things always come down to the players, and here's the list of players to keep a close eye on!
First and foremost, the Portuguese ace, Cristiano, will have the world's eyes glued on him. Similarly, the legend in his own right, Pepe, will be a crucial player in Portugal's national football squad.
On the other hand, Ghana's lineup isn't that weak. Issahaku will probably have the spotlight, along with his fellow strikers. Likewise, in the defense line, Daniel and Gideon will hold the burden of stopping Ronaldo and co.
Head to Head & Betting Odds
Of course, the Portuguese squad is the favorite to win this match. However, with many new faces in the team, that could level the playing field for Ghana. Still, with legends like Pepe and Ronaldo in the match Ghanaian team will not have the time to take it lightly.
Betting odds are highly on the Portugal bandwagon. Similarly, seventy percent of the fans put their money into the football giant Portuguese team. Likewise, 19% of football lovers believe that game will end in a tie. And only 11% of the fans bet on the underdog, Ghana.