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Portugal vs Ghana: Records, Stats, Goals, Head to Head & everything to know

The Europeans will be heading into the opener filled with confidence after beating another African country - Nigeria (4-0) - in a friendly last week.

Portugal's training session in a file photo; Credit: Twitter/@selecaoportugal
By Karthik Raman | Nov 23, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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Portugal will be keen to start the FIFA World Cup on a positive note when they take on Ghana in their opener on Thursday. The match at Stadium 974 will be heavily in favour of the European nation, however, Fernando Santos will be well aware of the difficult challenge awaiting them on Thursday. Besides, the Portuguese supporters will hope that their star forward Cristiano Ronaldo can put behind the backlash he received from his explosive interview with Piers Morgan about Manchester United. They will sincerely hope that the entire saga will not have any impact on Ronaldo or his teammates’ performance in Qatar.

Portugal vs GhanaKey details
DateNovember 24
VenueStadium 974
Kickoff time in India9:30 pm
Kickoff time in Portugal4 pm
Kickoff time in Ghana4 pm
Kickoff time in Qatar7 pm

The Europeans will be heading into the opener filled with confidence after beating another African country – Nigeria (4-0) – in a friendly last week. However, Portugal would be left disappointed for not holding on to the top spot in League A Group 2 of the Nations League following their loss to Spain in their final match. Meanwhile, Ghana will be part of a difficult group that will also have Uruguay and South Korea. They will need to produce one or two upsets in order to qualify from this group. However, they can take some comfort from their recent 2-0 win over Switzerland.

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Portugal vs Ghana: Records, Stats & Goals

These two countries do not meet each other regularly on the international stage. In fact they have played against each other only once and that was also in a World Cup. Back in the 2014 World Cup, they both were placed in Group G. In that match Portugal triumphed 2-1 and Cristiano Ronaldo was on the scoresheet that day, as he scored the late winner. That was a disappointing campaign for these two countries since they both exited on the group stage. Portugal finished third and Ghana finished at the bottom with zero wins to their name.

Key DetailsStats
Total matches1
Portugal won1
Ghana won
Draws
Total Portugal goals2
Total Ghana goals1
Biggest Portugal win2-1 (2014)
Biggest Ghana win

Portugal vs Ghana Head-to-Head Record

All competitionsResults
Portugal beat Ghana2-1


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