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 begin their World Cup campaign on Thursday against Ghana in what is set to be an exciting Group H.

All eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo after his bombshell two-part interview with Piers Morgan, with the future of the Manchester United star still up in the air.

Ronaldo – who feels “betrayed” by United – insists his tussle with the Premier League giants will not “shake” his Portuguese side, while club-mate Bruno Fernandes has insisted there is no problem between them.

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

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

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

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

Ghana made it to the quarter-finals of the 2016 World Cup and will look to impress once again in their opener against Portugal.

So when the crash is fast approaching, Sportsmail takes you through everything you need to know below.

When is Portugal vs Ghana?

Portugal start their World Cup campaign on Thursday 24 November against Ghana. The game starts at 16:00 GMT, 11:00 EST and 03:00 on Thursday EST.

Date: Thursday 24 November

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

How to watch the match

The match between Portugal and Ghana will be broadcast live on ITV for UK viewers. If you want to stream the game, you’ll need to go to the ITV Hub.

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

Meanwhile, 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 into the game via SBS, which will broadcast every match during the 2022 World Cup. SBS On Demand will also stream Portugal v Ghana for those on the go.

If you are unable to watch the match live, you can relive the action via FIFA’s YouTube channel (worldwide). The official YouTube channel will post highlights after each game.

Great Britain: ITV, ITV Hub, STV and STV Player

US: 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 Stadium 974, located 6 miles outside Doha city centre.

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

Stadium 974 is made from 974 shipping containers and other material that can be easily dismantled after the tournament

Stadium 974 is made from 974 shipping containers and other material that can be easily dismantled 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 skyline of West Bay – a seafront 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 for the fifth time after being named in Portugal’s 26-man squad for Qatar.

The Manchester United striker is one of ten players from the Premier League included in manager Fernando Santos’ squad.

The tournament in Qatar is expected to be the last World Cup for Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo

The tournament in Qatar is expected to be the last World Cup for Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo

Thomas Partey (left) will be the prominent name in Ghana's World Cup squad

Thomas Partey (left) will be the prominent name in Ghana’s World Cup squad

Among those also included are club team-mates 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 named in the country’s 26-man squad for the tournament in Qatar.

Portugal team

Keepers: 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

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

The Ghana squad

Keepers: 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

Forwards: 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 it was 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 tied at 1-1 with just 10 minutes remaining when a certain Cristiano Ronaldo scored.

Group H layout

  • Uruguay vs South Korea – Thursday 24 November
  • Portugal vs Ghana – Thursday 24 November
  • South Korea vs Ghana – Monday 28 November
  • Portugal vs Uruguay – Monday 28 November
  • South Korea vs Portugal – Friday 2. December
  • Ghana vs Uruguay – Friday 2. December

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