The noise will finally stop for Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo when Fernando Santos’ side begin their 2022 World Cup campaign against Ghana. Ronaldo’s dramatic departure from Manchester United has dominated the build-up to the Selecao’s Group H opener against Ghana and Piers Morgan’s most recent interview subject will now look to do his talking on the pitch. Otto Addo’s squad has seen plenty of turnover of late, meaning the tournament’s lowest-ranked nation could be something of an unknown quantity. Ghana head into the World Cup in patchy form, although they enjoyed a confidence-boosting friendly win over Switzerland in Abu Dhabi last week.
Talking about injuries , Portugal has no injury concerns as their all 26 players are fit to play. Ronaldo had a stomach upset in a friendly encounter against Nigeria, but the former Manchester United player is fit and will aim to boost his goal record. Moving towards Ghana, Ghana has no injured players; the squad will field its most potent lineup, with every player available to begin the game. Now if we make a look at players of Portugal who will be watched,
the AC Milan attacker has been a revelation this season, with his blistering pace and conviction in taking on defenders making him a terrific left-flank player . Portugal seems to have a lot of fresh talent, Leo will be eager to present his expertise as he is tall and quick, and his footwork makes his job simple . He is all set to impress everyone in his World Cup debut.
Ayew, one of Ghana’s oldest players, will be a threat on the flank; despite being in his 30s, he still has plenty of quickness and will be bestriding pushing forward . Ghana’s expectations will be on him, as he is one of the prominent factors which has the ability to influence the outcome of the game.