First published November 24, 2022 at 6:47 PM IST
As the 2022 FIFA World Cup keeps Qatar in the spotlight, Thursday’s Group H match 15 between Portugal and Ghana will take place at the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium (Stadium 974) in Doha. The former is considered the top favorite to win this match and come out on top in the race ahead of the quarter. Given that Giant Killing matches have been happening almost every day since the event started, Navigators need to be careful here and not take the latter too lightly. Expecting an exciting game, we present the ultimate fantasy lineup, probable lineup, predictions where to spectate and other game details.
POR (4-3-3): Costa/Patricio; Cancelo, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro; Neves, Carvalho, Fernandes; B. Silva, Ronaldo, Leao.
GHA (4-2-3-1): Ati Zigi; Lamptey, Amartey, Djiku, Baba; Partey, Abdul Samed; Sulemana, Kudus, J. Ayew; Williams.
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While there was a draw between Patricio, Costa and Ati Zigi, the former made the cut due to his experience as a veteran.
DEF: Pepe, Guerreiro, Cancelo and Lamptey
The Portuguese trio were rock solid in defense and played a crucial role in their side’s qualification for the tournament while they will have to give their best in this clash. Also, Lamptey has been phenomenal for Ghana making him a must-have.
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CENTRE: Ayew, Silva, Fernandes (vc) and Kudus
Ayew and Kudus have played a crucial role in playmaking for Ghana, but for Silva and Fernandez they are indispensable considering they have provided invaluable goals and assists for Portugal. Fernandes’ consistency makes him an assistant captain.
FWD: Ronaldo (c) and Williams
Both men here are a no-brainer for their respective teams given their superb goal-scoring skills, while Ronaldo’s influence makes him captain.
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Date and day: November 24, 2022 (Thursday)
Venue: Abu Aboud Stadium (Stadium 974), Doha
Time: 9:30 p.m. (ACTUAL)
Where to watch (TV): Sports 18 and MTV India (also available in HD)
Where to see (Online): Jio Cinema (also available in VI App for VI customers)
Forecast: Portugal wins 2-1
Last updated November 24, 2022 6:50 PM IST