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Portugal – Ghana: Waiting for Ronaldo to explode

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Portugal - Ghana: Waiting for Ronaldo to explode 3

* Portugal – Ghana: 11 p.m. today, November 24, on VnExpress.

In recent days, the most popular topic both inside and outside of Portugal belongs to Ronaldo – who publicly accused Man Utd of betraying, disrespecting coach Erik ten Hag, and criticizing the facilities at the training center.

On November 22, Man Utd decided to part ways with Ronaldo.

Ronaldo controlled the ball during a practice session on the evening of November 23 – Portugal’s final training session preparing for the 2022 World Cup opening match against Ghana.

However, Ronaldo, as well as coach Fernando Santos and midfielder Bruno Fernandes, affirmed that those controversies do not affect Portugal.

Although he has been in decline at Man Utd since the beginning of the season, Ronaldo is still a mainstay in the team.

Before Ronaldo debuted in 2004, Portugal only participated in six major tournaments.

Before going to Qatar, Ronaldo affirmed that Portugal has a team that combines experience and youth and is capable of winning the 2022 World Cup – the only major title missing from their massive collection.

Portugal - Ghana: Waiting for Ronaldo to explode

Striker Antoine Semenyo (No. 25) and Ghana players on the training ground of Aspire Academy on the evening of November 23.

Ranked 61st in FIFA, Ghana is the lowest-ranked team at the 2022 World Cup. However, they currently have many stars playing in Europe, including Arsenal’s key midfielder Thomas Partey, Mohammed Kudus – money.

Even coach Otto Addo is confident that Ghana will make history by reaching the semi-finals of the 2022 World Cup. Historically, the best performance of African football in the World Cup is the quarter-finals, belonging to Cameroon in 1990, Senegal

Currently, no African representative has won three points in the opening round.

Portugal and Ghana have only met once, in the 2014 World Cup group stage. At that time, the European representative won 2-1 thanks to Ronaldo’s decisive goal.

Expected starting lineup

Portugal: Costa;

Ghana: Ati Zigi;

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