Preview: Portugal Vs. Ghana - Prediction, Team News, Lineups

Ignoring a troubling interview from Portugal's biggest star Cristiano Ronaldo, he and his teammates take on Ghana to start their 2022 World Cup at Stadium 974.
The Group H encounter will be the second meeting between the two teams after they had earlier faced off in the group stage of the 2014 World Cup.

Match preview

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The World Cup trophy is the biggest dream that both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo desired in their seemingly last World Cup.
Portugal is yet to make the final tournament but their journey to the title in Qatar looks more than manageable.
Before he and his teammates dream about something big, they have to overcome the first hurdle that has been known for regularly causing upsets to big names.
It's hard to look past Portugal in this one and they smashed Nigeria 4 - 0 just one week prior to their World Cup campaign, indicating that they are ready to fire in front of the goal.

Team News

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Nuno Mendes has reportedly suffered an injury scare, but Santos needs to work with a fully-fit team this week. So Diogo Costa will hope to edge out Rui Patricio in the intense battle for the glove's position.
Bernardo Silva and Ronaldo are likely to feature in the first team of the game without any real question, leaving the likes of Joao Felix, Rafael Leao, Otavio, and Andre Silva fighting for the last spot in attack. , and the ability of the star AC Milan on the left-hand side should work in his strength.
Similarly, Ghana boss Addo should have all his players ready for opening day, and the Black Stars boss also has the best choice questions to debate after giving some names. The old man rested in the win over Switzerland last week.
The cases of Thomas Partey, Kamaldeen Sulemana, and Alexander Djiku will all be expected to return after being named to the bench in that game, where Andre Ayew and Jordan Ayew both started at the first whistle.

Source: theanalyst

Portugal's possible starting lineup:

Costa; Cancelo, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro; Neves, Carvalho, Fernandes; B. Silva, Ronaldo, Leao

Ghana's possible starting lineup:

Ati Zigi; Lamptey, Amartey, Djiku, Baba; Partey, Abdul Samed; Sulemana, Kudus, J. Ayew; Williams
Portugal 2 - 0 Ghana
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