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 kick off their World Cup campaign on Thursday against Ghana in what promises to be a thrilling Group H.

All eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo after his explosive 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 row with the Premier League giants will not ‘shake up’ his Portuguese side, while club-mate Bruno Fernandes has insisted there is no had “no problem” between them.

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

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

The 37-year-old won a historic triumph for Portugal at Euro 2016 but World Cup glory still eludes him. Ronaldo is now surely ready for his last chance.

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

Ghana have qualified for the quarter-finals of the 2016 World Cup, and they will be looking to make an impression once again in their opener against Portugal.

So, with the clash fast approaching, sports mail tells you everything you need to know below.

When is Portugal vs Ghana?

Portugal kick off their World Cup campaign on Thursday, November 24 against Ghana. The game will start at 4:00 p.m. GMT, 11:00 a.m. EST and 3:00 a.m. Thursday for Australian Eastern Time.

Date: Thursday, November 24

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

How to watch the game

The game between Portugal and Ghana will be shown live on ITV for UK viewers. If you’re looking to stream the game, you should head to the ITV hub.

UK viewers can also watch the match on STV – which is a Scottish free-to-air channel owned by the STV group. STV Player will also stream the game for those on the go.

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

Australian viewers can tune in to the game via SBS, which will be showing every game of the 2022 World Cup. SBS On Demand will also be showing the Portugal vs Ghana game for those who travel.

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

UK: ITV, ITV Hub, STV and STV player

WE: 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 974 Stadium, located 10 km from downtown Doha.

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

Stadium 974 was made from 974 shipping containers and other materials that can easily be disassembled after the tournament

Stadium 974 was made from 974 shipping containers and other materials that can easily be disassembled 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 waterside promenade that looks spectacular at night – and will host matches until 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 in his fifth time after being selected in Portugal’s 26-man squad for Qatar.

The Manchester United striker is one of ten Premier League players to feature in manager Fernando Santos’ squad.

The tournament in Qatar should be the last World Cup for Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo

The tournament in Qatar should be the last World Cup for Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo

Thomas Partey (left) will be the most notable name on Ghana's squad sheet at the World Cup

Thomas Partey (left) will be the most notable name on Ghana’s squad sheet at the World Cup

These also include club teammates Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Dalot, as well as Manchester City stars Bernardo Silva, Ruben Dias and Joao Cancelo.

Meanwhile, Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey is set to lead Ghana after being selected in the 26-man national squad for the tournament in Qatar.

Portugal team

Guardians: 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

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

Ghana team

Guardians: 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

Attackers: 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 again at a World Cup.

It was Portugal who emerged victorious, claiming a 2-1 victory over Ghana in the 2014 World Cup.

The score was settled at 1-1 with just 10 minutes to play, when a certain Cristiano Ronaldo settled the tie.

Group H meetings

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

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