World Cup 2022.. Ronaldo leads Portugal in a fiery confrontation against Ghana
The Portugal national team, led by its star Cristiano Ronaldo, begins its campaign in the 2022 World Cup with a strong confrontation against Ghana, at 6 pm today, at Stadium 974, in Group H of the first round of the World Cup.
The Portugal national team enters the match, and it is one of the most prominent candidates for the World Cup title, and aims to achieve 3 points against Ghana in order to send a message to the rest of the competitors that it is capable and worthy of competing for the World Cup title in Qatar.
Cristiano Ronaldo is playing the World Cup for the fifth time in his history, and hopes to win the title, especially since it is the last for his age, “37 years.” Portugal, nicknamed “Brazil Europe”, also records the eighth appearance in the World Cup, and sets his eyes on the most expensive tournament in the history of the game.
In Group H of the World Cup, Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea are present.
Portugal national team tops the list of the most expensive teams in terms of marketing value in Group H, which includes Portugal, Uruguay, South Korea and Ghana.
The marketing value of the Portugal national team amounts to 937 million euros, according to the global “Transfer Market” website, to surpass Uruguay, which ranks second, while Ghana comes third, and South Korea ranks bottom.
The achievements of the Portuguese national team at the international level are summarized in winning the Euro 2016 title and the European Nations League 2019 under the leadership of veteran coach Fernando Santos.
On the other hand, the Ghana national team, nicknamed the “Black Stars”, which is participating for the fourth time in history in the World Cup, is seeking to achieve a surprise and score match points.
The Ghanaian national team aspires to repeat the achievement of the 2010 South Africa tournament when it reached the quarter-finals and was just around the corner from being the first African team to reach the semi-finals.
The Ghana national team list included 26 players, and Thomas Partey, the Arsenal midfielder, came on top of the list, accompanied by several players in the English Premier League, such as Mohamed Salisu of Southampton, and Tariq Lamptey of Brighton. Inaki Williams, the Spanish star of Athletic Bilbao, also appeared at the head of the offensive line. And the only professional coming from Asia is Andre Ayew, the star of the Qatari dam, and his brother Jordan Ayew.