Portugal will be looking to start the FIFA World Cup on a positive note when they take on Ghana in their opening match on Thursday. The match at Stadium 974 will be heavily in favor of the European nation, however, and Fernando Santos will be well aware of the tough challenge he faces on Thursday. Furthermore, Portuguese supporters will be hoping their star forward Cristiano Ronaldo can move past the backlash he received from his explosive interview with Piers Morgan about Manchester United. He is hopeful that the whole saga will not have any impact on the performance of Ronaldo or his teammates in Qatar.
|portugal vs ghana||key details|
|Kickoff time in India||9:30 p.m.|
|Kickoff Time in Portugal||4 pm|
|Kickoff time in Ghana||4 pm|
|Kickoff Time in Qatar||at 7 pm|
The European players will head into their first match high on confidence after beating another African nation – Nigeria (4-0) in a friendly last week. However, Portugal will be disappointed not to finish top of League A Group 2 of the Nations League after losing to Spain in their final match. Meanwhile, Ghana will be part of a tough group that also features Uruguay and South Korea. They will have to pull off a upset or two to qualify from this group. However, they can take some comfort from their recent 2-0 win over Switzerland.
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Portugal vs Ghana: Records, Stats and Goals
These two countries do not meet each other regularly on the international stage. In fact they have played against each other only once and that too in the World Cup. Back in the 2014 World Cup, both of them were placed in Group G. Portugal won that match 2–1 and Cristiano Ronaldo was on the scoresheet that day as he scored the late winner. It was a disappointing campaign for both these countries as they were both eliminated from the group stage. Portugal finished third and Ghana finished bottom with zero wins to their name.
|total portugal goals||2|
|Ghana total goals||1|
|Portugal’s biggest victory||2-1 (2014)|
|Ghana’s biggest win||,|
Portugal vs Ghana Head-to-Head Record
|portugal beat ghana||2-1|