The Qatar 2022 World Cup will begin on November 20 at the Al Bayt Stadium, with the hosts facing Ecuador in Group A. The tournament was due to start the following day with Senegal’s match against the Netherlands at the Al Thumama Stadium, but the Qatar game was moved. To allow them to play the curtain raiser of the tournament.
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Uruguay, Portugal, Ghana and South Korea are all placed in Group H. With quality on the pitch, Portugal will be eyeing a place in the group, while Uruguay will be fighting for the same spot. Ghana is a promising team that can be regarded as a giant killer in Group H, while South Korea will also battle their opponents in Qatar. Here is an analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of each team.
might – Portugal’s form in Qatar has been poor, but even though Ronaldo has been ruled out recently, the big man, the ultimate goal scorer, is Portugal’s biggest offensive force. With Jota and others out, Ronaldo could be the man to lead Portugal in the tournament. Portugal have a well-balanced squad with strong offensive and defensive capabilities and are expected to win the group.
weaknesses – The team’s Euro performance as well as their poor performance in qualifying for the last four of the Nations League has pushed them back. Confidence is very low, and the quality of players in their arsenal could jeopardize their chances of progressing further in the tournament. However, they are expected to win the group.
opportunity Porgutal’s best campaign came at the 1966 World Cup in the United Kingdom, where they finished third, and they will be looking to improve on that performance this time around in Qatar.
threat – In dedicated to Portugal one must deal with an intelligent, interesting and diverse group. If the team finishes second in Group H, they could face Brazil in the last 16, potentially ruining their chances of advancing in the tournament.
might – Uruguay’s defense is as solid as they come, and with world class midfielders on their roster, they can pose a threat to Portugal. Uruguay also have good players in front of goal, and if the team can find the right balance, they could build on some results and carry the momentum into a deep run into Qatar.
weaknesses – Uruguay have suffered a string of injuries that haven’t helped their cause, and the constant team formation opportunities, chops and player changes have left them frustrated in some areas. When teams use the back three, they become extremely vulnerable and can start leaking goals.
opportunity – Uruguay have a strong defensive line and world-class midfielders like Valverde and Bentancur who dominate European football, and the South American side have the chance to win their third FIFA World Cup after winning it twice in 1930 and 1950 Is.
threat Uruguay are one of the hardest teams to predict due to their own issues as well as the fiercely equitable nature of the group. While it is a crime to doubt his ability, does he still have the ability to deliver on the biggest stage as their lone out-and-out striker?
might – The biggest strength of the Ghana camp is their ability to play solid football for long periods of time and with high pressure and energy. Ghana’s favorable approach should benefit them as they can change formations depending on the opposition, thereby diversifying their strategy.
weaknesses – Ghana’s record against the big teams is worrying, as is their overall record. Their exit from the AFCON group stage was unexpected, and the sudden change in strategy, along with a lack of belief and lack of confidence, could have derailed their cup run.
opportunity – Ghana’s best World Cup campaign came in the 2010 edition, which was held in South Africa, and the African side will be looking to do well once again in Qatar.
threat – With a slump in form and only three wins from 13 matches, Ghana look unlikely to survive and exit this group including Portugal and Uruguay.
might – South Korea’s strongest assets undoubtedly stem from one of its thrilling stars, Son. Hyung-min has really shown his determination to do well in this World Cup, especially after his disappointing performance last time. Kim Min-jae and Hwang Hee-chan round out the capable European-based supporting cast.
Weaknesses The only weakness of the Asian continent is that the team is heavily dependent on Son to perform in every match. The defensive line is also a small concern, and the general approach of the team is conservative, which may actually backfire in such a tough group.
opportunity – South Korea’s tenth consecutive World Cup run is the longest by a team outside Europe and South America, and it has a good opportunity to pull off some good wins with quality players in the squad.
threat – The main danger is Son’s over-reliance, and the team will look to chip in from time to time with others in a tough group at this edition of the World Cup in Qatar.