Portugal vs Ghana – World Cup 2022: team news, kick-off time, TV channel, stream, head-to-head

Portugal vs Ghana – World Cup 2022: team news, kick-off time, TV channel, stream, head-to-head

Portugal will kick off its World Cup campaign against Ghana on Thursday in what will be an exciting Group H.

All eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo following his two-part interview with Piers Morgan, with the Manchester United star’s future still up in the air.

Ronaldo – who feels “betrayed” by United – assures his spat with the Premier League giants will not “shake” his Portuguese side, while club-mate Bruno Fernandes insists there is “no problem” between them.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been the center of attention since his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan

Cristiano Ronaldo has been the center of attention since his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan

The 37-year-old achieved a historic victory with Portugal at Euro 2016, but World Cup glory still eludes him. Ronaldo is now certainly ready for his last chance.

Portugal’s progression from the group stage is not guaranteed. Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea will provide stiff competition.

Ghana made it to the quarter-finals of the 2016 World Cup and they will be looking to impress again in their opener against Portugal.

So, with the collision fast approaching, Sports mail takes you through everything you need to know below.

When is Portugal vs Ghana?

Portugal will start its World Cup campaign against Ghana on Thursday, November 24. The game starts at 4pm GMT, 11am EST and 3am Thursday (Australian Eastern Time).

Date: Thursday 24 Nov

Time: 4pm (UK), 11am (US), 3am Friday (Australian Eastern Time)

How to watch the match

The match between Portugal and Ghana will be broadcast live on ITV for UK viewers. To stream the game, you’ll need to head over to the ITV Hub.

UK viewers can also catch the game on STV, a Scottish free-to-air television channel owned by STV Group. STV Player will also stream the game for those on the go.

Meanwhile, the following stations will broadcast the game for US viewers: FOX, Telemundo, fuboTV, Peacock Premium, DirecTV Stream, Vidgo, and Sling Blue.

Australian viewers will be able to tune in to the match via SBS, which will televise every match during the 2022 World Cup. SBS On Demand will also stream the match between Portugal and Ghana for those on the go.

If you can’t watch the match live, you can relive the action on the FIFA YouTube channel (worldwide). The official YouTube channel will post highlights after each game.

UK: ITV, ITV Hub, STV and STV Player

U.S: FOX, Telemundo, fuboTV, Peacock Premium, DirecTV Stream, Vidgo and Sling Blue

Australia: SBS and SBS On Demand

Where is it played?

Portugal’s match against Ecuador will take place at Stadium 974, which is located 10 kilometers outside Doha’s city centre.

In a first for the World Cup, this stadium is made of 974 shipping containers and other materials that can be easily dismantled after the tournament.

Stadium 974 is made of 974 shipping containers and other materials that can be easily dismantled after the tournament

Stadium 974 is made of 974 shipping containers and other materials that can be easily dismantled after the tournament

The aim is to use as few materials as possible and thus reduce waste and emissions

The aim is to use as few materials as possible and thus reduce waste and emissions

It overlooks the Doha Corniche and the West Bay skyline – a waterfront promenade that looks spectacular at night – and hosts games down to the last 16.

The aim is to use as few materials as possible and thus reduce waste and emissions.

Stadium: Stadium 974

Portugal vs Ghana: Team News

Cristiano Ronaldo will go for World Cup glory on his fifth time asking for it, having been selected in Portugal’s 26-man squad for Qatar.

The Manchester United striker is one of 10 Premier League players to be included in manager Fernando Santos’ squad.

The tournament in Qatar is expected to be the last World Cup for Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo

The tournament in Qatar is expected to be the last World Cup for Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo

Thomas Partey (left) will be the standout name on Ghana's World Cup team sheet

Thomas Partey (left) will be the standout name on Ghana’s World Cup team sheet

Also among them are clubmates Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Dalot, as well as Manchester City stars Bernardo Silva, Ruben Dias and Joao Cancelo.

Meanwhile, Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey will manage Ghana after being selected in the country’s 26-man squad for the Qatar tournament.

Portuguese selection

Keepers: Jose Sa, Rui Patricio, Diogo Costa

Defenders: Joao Cancelo, Diogo Dalot, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Danilo Pereira, Antonio Silva, Nuno Mendes, Raphael Guerreiro

Midfielders: William, Ruben Neves, Joao Palhinha, Bruno Fernandes, Vitinha, Otavio, Matheus Nunes, Bernardo Silva, Joao Mario

Forward: Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Felix, Rafael Leao, Ricardo Horta, Andre Silva, Goncalo Ramos

Ghana squad

Keepers: Lawrence Ati-Zigi, Danlad Ibrahim, Manaf Nurudeen

Defenders: Joseph Aidoo, Daniel Amartey, Abdul-Rahman Baba, 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

Forward: Daniel Afriyie, Jordan Ayew, Osman Bukari, Issahaku Abdul Fatawu, Antoine Semenyo, Kamal Sowah, Kamaldeen Sulemana, Inaki Williams

Head to head record

Portugal and Ghana have only played once before, and that came at another World Cup.

It was Portugal that came out victorious, beating Ghana 2-1 at the 2014 World Cup.

With 10 minutes to play the score was made 1-1, when a certain Cristiano Ronaldo settled the tie.

Group H luminaires

  • Uruguay vs South Korea – Thursday, November 24
  • Portugal vs Ghana – Thursday, November 24
  • South Korea vs Ghana – Monday 28 Nov
  • Portugal vs Uruguay – Monday 28 Nov
  • South Korea vs Portugal – Friday, December 2
  • Ghana vs Uruguay – Friday, December 2

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