One of the most sought after teams of the FIFA World Cup, Portugal, will be playing their first group match against a formidable opponent Ghana today. Portugal has a star-studded line-up with them which includes Cristiano Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva and Andre Silva, among others. Despite being a popular team in the football world, they have reached the World Cup semi-finals only two times — in 1966 and 2006. What makes this game even more interesting is that this could be CR7’s last World Cup.
The last and the only head-to-head till date between these two teams took place in 2014 World Cup where the outcome favoured the Portugal side. Notably, Portugal have won only three of their last 14 World Cup matches and each of their victories came in the group stage. On the other hand, this will be Ghana’s fourth appearance in the FIFA World Cups.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Portugal vs Ghana Highlights: Where & when to watch/livestream the match?
The Portugal vs Ghana match can be watched on Sports18 and Sports18 HD TV. The match will be streamed live on Jio Cinema app and website. The match will kickoff at 9.30 pm IST in Doha’s Stadium 974.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Portugal vs Ghana Highlights: Squads
Goalkeepers: Diogo Costa, Jose Sa, Rui Patricio
Defenders: Diogo Dalot, Joao Cancelo, Danilo Pereira, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Antonio Silva, Nuno Mendes, Raphael Guerreiro
Midfielders: Joao Palhinha, Ruben Neves, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Mario, Matheus Nunes, Vitinha, William Carvalho, Otavio
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Felix, Rafael Leao, Ricardo Horta, Goncalo Ramos, Andre Silva
Goalkeepers: Lawrence Ati, Danlad Ibrahim, Manaf Nurudeen
Defenders: Joseph Aidoo, Daniel Amartey, Baba Rahman, Alexander Djiku, Tariq Lamptey, Gideon Mensah, Denis Odoi, Mohammed Salisu, Alidu Seidu
Midfielders: Andre Ayew, Mohammed Kudus, Daniel-Kofi Kyereh, Elisha Owusu, Thomas Partey, Salis Abdul Samed
Forwards: Daniel Afriyie, Jordan Ayew, Osman Bukari, Issahaku Abdul Fatawu, Antoine Semenyo, Kamal Sowah, Kamaldeen Sulemana, Inaki Williams
Catch all the highlights of the match here:
Andre Ayew and Osman Bukari score for Ghana in the opening match of Group H.
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⚽️ Ronaldo 64’ *pen, Joao Felix 77’, Rafael Leao 79’ | Andre Ayew 72’, Osman Bukari 88’. #BlackStars | #FIFAWorldCup | #TeamGhana | #Qatar2022 pic.twitter.com/BT0mt3pAGa
Portugal has won its opening match for Group H against Ghana by 3-2.
Here comes the first from CR7.
Ronaldo takes the penalty kick.
Ghana's Alidu Seidu shown yellow card. This was the third yellow card of the match.
Ghana takes the ball to the other side. Hits for a goal but misses.
Portugal dominate the first half. Keep possession of ball for almost 70% time of the game.
Kudus shown yellow card shortly before half time. No goals for any sides yet.
Ghana is possession, Portugal defend. Ghana hits their first corner kick of the game. Fails to convert. Gets another corner shot.
Portugal seem to be dominating the game as 30 minutes of the match pass. Ghana stands firm. Portugal 0 vs Ghana 0
Ghana defenders stand strong to the Portugal attack. Ronaldo header misses the goal post.
CR7 almost reaches near Ghana goal post. Goalkeeper tackles.