Portugal, whose events this month have been completely marked by Cristiano Ronaldo and his departure from Manchester United, open the World Cup with a match against Ghana, which started at 5 p.m.
All the noise around Ronaldo (even in the press conferences, the majority of the questions were related to him) disturbed the peace in the camp of Fernando Santos, but in the end, Ronaldo finally cut ties with Manchester United, so that he will be able to focus only on the championship. As a wounded beast, he will be very dangerous, if his teammates follow him, Portugal could even reach the final.
The national team is a mixture of talents (Rafael Leao, Joao Felix, Nuno Mendes, Vitinho) and experienced veterans (Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Cancelo, Ruben Diaz). Today’s match with Ghana, which is physically and tactically well prepared, will reveal its range. Midfielder Mohammed Kudus, 22, is expected to continue his good form after scoring 10 goals for Ajax this season, four in the Champions League.
Ghana is 61st in the Fifa rankings, the worst ranking of all the national teams in Qatar.
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