Group G:- The 46th match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup which is currently underway will have Portugal facing Ghana. The match will be played on 26th June at Estadio Nacional, a stadium that is located in Brasilia city, Brazil. The match will start at 12.00 pm Eastern Time.
This match will be the last chance for the two teams to make it past the group stages. Each team needs the 3 points in order to qualify. The match will therefore be very competitive. The match will also be used to determine which of the two teams is superior to the other.
Portugal and Ghana, both teams will also invest all their available resources as they don’t want to waste this golden opportunity. Ghana will have their morale boosted after an impressive performance in the match against Germany.
Portugal vs. Ghana: Match Previews
After 4-0 defeat against Germany, Portugal’s chances of making it past the group stages have turned out to be minimal. However, there is still hope for the team as far as qualifying for the next level is concerned.
In order to make this happen Germany must secure victory against USA else the team will have to be eliminated no matter the outcome of this match. A draw in the match between Germany and USA will not turn out to be beneficial to Portugal.
With all this in place, Portugal’s livelihood at the 2014 FIFA World Cup is indeed heavily limited. Portugal have only to hope that Germany will has to score as many goals as possible. The conditions are however unrealistic for the Portuguese team.
With the number of quality players, Portugal has, it can still make it rain. All the players have to work together for the benefit of the whole team. The manager of Portugal is optimistic that his team will have to well use this chance and restore the fallen pride.
All eyes will be focused on this match among other group matches. Remember, Ghana is not a team to at any cost be underrated. Ghana, a team that is based in Africa has had a very tough start of the ongoing tournament.
They lost in their opener match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. They however currently have one point in store after managing to hold Germany in a 2-2 draw. No one expected that Ghana may display such kind of performance.
Ghana has a goal difference of -1 which can easily be recovered and have the team get the ticket to next level of the tournament. Ghana therefore have realistic chances of making past the group stages when compared to Portugal.
They will therefore be psyched up when they play this match. The least the African team will be expecting is none other than a win.
Portugal vs. Ghana: Key Players Of The Match
Christiano Ronaldo is Portugal’s key player in this match. He has had a good performance in Brazil so far and is expected to shine ever better. He will work with Pepe who is expected to be back from the ban he was given in the last match. A combination of the skills of the two players will be fruitful to the team.
Ghana will have to depend on Asamoah Gyan and Andre Ayew as far as winning this match is concerned. The duo will work together as the greatest weapon against Portugal. There are also other players who will work together for a common goal, winning the match.
Portugal vs. Ghana: Head To Head
From the football records, the two teams, Portugal and Ghana have never faced each other. This will be their first time to play against each other. Ghana is in position 37 of the FIFA World Ranking as their counterpart Portugal stand at the 4th position. This are the latest records released some days before the kickoff of the world cup.
Portugal vs. Ghana: Match Prediction
Ronaldo who is the key player for Portugal will not do much to help his team clinch the three points despite being the world’s best player at the moment. Portugal will realize that Ghana are too strong for them. At the 90th minute, the score line will be 3-1 in favor of the African team, Ghana.
Match Result:- Portugal 2-1 Ghana. Both teams eliminated from the 2014 World Cup.