Portugal get their World Cup campaign underway as they take on Ghana in Group H… but what time is kick-off? What TV channel is it on? What is their head-to-head record? And what is the team news?
- Portugal get their World Cup campaign started against Ghana on Thursday
- They play at 4pm (UK), 11am (US) and 3am on Monday (Australian Eastern Time)
- The game will take place Stadium 974, which is a 40,000 venue outside Doha
- Here’s our WORLD CUP GROUP H GUIDE: Portugal, Ghana, South Korea, Uruguay
- Click here for the latest World Cup 2022 news, fixtures, live action and results
Portugal will kick-off their World Cup campaign on Thursday against Ghana in what is set to be a thrilling Group H.
All eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo following 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 – assures his row with the Premier League giants will not ‘shake’ his Portugal side, while club team-mate Bruno Fernandes has insisted there is ‘no problem’ between them.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been the centre of attention since his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan
The 37-year-old claimed an historic triumph with Portugal at Euro 2016, but World Cup glory still eludes him. Ronaldo is now surely set for his final chance.
Portugal’s progression out of the group stage isn’t guaranteed. Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea will provide stern competition.
Ghana made it to the quarter-finals at the 2016 World Cup, and they will be looking to make an impression once more in their opener against Portugal.
So, with the clash quickly approaching, Sportsmail takes you through everything you need to know below.
When is Portugal vs Ghana?
Portugal will get their World Cup campaign underway on Thursday, November 24 against Ghana. The game will start at 4pm GMT, 11am EST and 3am on Thursday for Australian Eastern Time.
Date: Thursday November 24
Time: 4pm (UK), 11am (US), 3am on Friday (Australian Eastern Time)
How to watch the match
The game between Portugal and Ghana will be aired live on ITV for UK viewers. If you are looking to stream the game, you need to head to the ITV Hub.
UK viewers can also catch the game on STV – which is a Scottish free-to-air television channel owned by STV Group. STV Player will also stream the game for those on the go.
Meanwhile, the following stations will be airing the game for American viewers: FOX, Telemundo, fuboTV, Peacock Premium, DirecTV Stream, Vidgo and Sling Blue.
Australian viewers can tune into the game via SBS, who will be televising every match during the 2022 World Cup. SBS On Demand will also stream the Portugal vs Ghana fixture for those on the move.
If you’re unable to watch the game live, you can relive the action via the FIFA YouTube Channel (Worldwide). The official YouTube channel will be posting highlight reels after each game.
UK: 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 being played?
Portugal’s fixture against Ecuador will take place at Stadium 974, which is located 6 miles outside of Doha city centre.
In a first for the World Cup, this stadium has been made from 974 shipping containers and other materials that can easily be dismantled after the tournament finishes.
Stadium 974 has been made from 974 shipping containers and other materials that can easily be dismantled post-tournament
The aim is to use as few materials as possible and thereby reduce waste and emissions
It overlooks the Doha Corniche and the skyline of the West Bay – a waterfront promenade that looks spectacular at night – and will stage games up to the last 16.
The aim is to use as few materials as possible and thereby reduce waste and emissions.
Stadium: Stadium 974
Portugal vs Ghana: Team news
Cristiano Ronaldo will go for World Cup glory at his fifth time of asking after he was selected in Portugal’s 26-man squad for Qatar.
The Manchester United forward is one of ten players from the Premier League to be included in manager Fernando Santos’ squad.
The tournament in Qatar is expected to be the last World Cup for Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo
Thomas Partey (left) will be the standout name on Ghana’s teamsheet at the World Cup
Among those also included is 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 he was selected in the country’s 26-man squad for the tournament in Qatar.
Goalkeepers: 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
Goalkeepers: 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
Portugal and Ghana have played just once before, and again that came at a World Cup.
It was Portugal who emerged victorious, claiming a 2-1 win over Ghana at the 2014 World Cup.
The score was settled at 1-1 with just 10 minutes to play, when a certain Cristiano Ronaldo settled the tie.
Group H fixtures
- Uruguay vs South Korea – Thursday, November 24
- Portugal vs Ghana – Thursday, November 24
- South Korea vs Ghana – Monday, November 28
- Portugal vs Uruguay – Monday, November 28
- South Korea vs Portugal – Friday, December 2
- Ghana vs Uruguay – Friday, December 2
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