Portugal’s quest to earn Cristiano Ronaldo his first-ever World Cup trophy continues in Qatar with the European squad sitting as favorites in Group H.
Portugal will rely on Ronaldo’s star-studded abilities in the final third, but are also strong in several other key areas. Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, Ruben Dias and Joao Cancelo are just three of the talented Premier League players on Portugal’s roster while Pepe remains a veteran voice in the backline.
Uruguay possesses one of the top attacking units in the World Cup with veterans Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani fighting off Darwin Nunez and Maxi Gomez for opportunities. There will also be leadership in defense and between the posts with Diego Godin and Fernando Muslera returning for another go at a title.
South Korea and Ghana will be fighting to pull any sort of upset in Group H, but will also aim to knock one off another. Tottenham star Son Heung-Min is the main man for South Korea’s attack while Ghana has Inaki Williams to lead the way.
Here is a closer look at Group G:
Thursday: Uruguay vs. South Korea, Portugal vs. Ghana.
Monday: South Korea vs. Ghana, Portugal vs. Uruguay.
December 2: Ghana vs. Uruguay, South Korea vs. Portugal.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Cancelo.
TOURNAMENT HISTORY: 2022 will mark Portugal’s sixth-consecutive World Cup appearance, with their best current finish coming in 2006.
ROSTER – Goalkeepers: Diogo Costa, Jose Sa, Rui Patricio.
Defenders: Diogo Dalot, Joao Cancelo, Danilo Pereira, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Antonio Silva, Nuno Mendes, Raphael Guerreiro.
Midfielders: Joao Palhinha, Ruben Neves, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Mario, Matheus Nunes, Vitinha, William Carvalho, Otavio.
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Felix, Rafael Leao, Ricardo Horta, Goncalo Ramos, Andre Silva.
OUTLOOK: Group H is Portugal’s to lose, especially…
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Author : Larry Henry Jr
Publish date : 2022-11-23 18:00:51
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