Fernando Santos, Portugal coach, and midfielder Bruno Fernandes gave a strong message that Cristiano Ronaldo and his Portugal teammates will have their full focus on the national team and that the Ronaldo-United disassociation will not distract the team from their FIFA World Cup 2022. Group H’s play at the 2022 FIFA World Cup will see Portugal face off with Ghana tonight in Stadium 974, Doha.
Ghana seems to be the lowest-ranked team in the competition and Portugal’s first opponent in Group H. This gives predictions about the winning side of Portugal. Currently, Portugal is one of the most-anticipated European teams chasing a win in the Qatar match amidst the controversy of Cristiano Ronaldo’s play with Portugal after taking an exit from Manchester United on Tuesday night.
According to predictions, European champions will have an easy opening against the team, ranked 61st per the recent FIFA rankings. The odds at online FIFA betting sites are all set and most likely to be in favor of Portugal. Portugal is a massive favorite footballing nation to record a victory despite its two failed attempts to reach the finals. It seems that Ghana would encounter a massive upset in this match.
Although Ghana’s confidence after the victory against Switzerland has been boosted, thrashing Portugal on the field will not be a cakewalk. Andre Ayew, a seasoned winger, will lead the attack for Ghana. Although fans are putting their eyes on Mohammed Kudu’s performance, the aura of Cristiano Ronaldo as a shining star in this match is a part of worry for the opponent as Ronaldo has experience of hitting the winning goal against Ghana in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The noise across the FIFA fans is due to Ronaldo’s exit from Manchester United by mutual agreement. The Manchester club thanked Ronaldo for his immense contribution, and Ronaldo wished United great success. Ronaldo might be playing his last world cup with Portugal, considering which group matches are crucial for Portugal to win.