On Thursday, the Black Stars of Ghana will meet Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in their fourth appearance at the famous World Cup.
The Ghanaian squad is comprised of young and promising players making their debut on the international stage.
Only the Ayew brothers have ever participated in the FIFA World Cup.
Andrew Ayew, the team’s captain, hopes that the team will be able to unseat the 2016 European champions Portugal by following in the footsteps of Saudi Arabia, a team that was regarded as weaker.
“What Saudi Arabia has done is remarkable, but we must consider our own situation. It serves no use to observe what others are doing. Ayew said, “We have prepared well for this game and want to win.”
Cristiano, on the other hand, will play for Portugal despite leaving Manchester United.
Ruben Dias, a Portuguese defender, wants to defeat Ghana since they have the potential to shock the European powerhouses. He said that their philosophy is to evaluate each game individually.
“At the moment, we are solely focused on defeating Ghana. If we do not defeat Ghana, everything will change. Our attitude as a national squad is to approach each match individually. We really feel this is the most effective strategy for achieving the success we all want. Therefore, the concentration is only on defeating Ghana “Dias remarked.
The countries have met just once, with Portugal securing a 2-1 victory in Brazil at the 2014 World Cup.
On the same Thursday, a group H encounter between Uruguay and South Korea will decide which teams would advance to the next round.
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