Portugal’s national team history with Ghana winning a replay against Uruguay, South Korea could be the surprise of the spring
2022 FIFA Globalism Group Eight Cup includes Portugal, Ghana, South Korea and Uruguay, as the group stage takes place from November 20 to December 2.
Analysis and Forecasting in Portugal:
Portugal tops Group H as the Iberian nation looks to its first ever World Cup title. This is definitely the last World Cup, and their captain Cristiano Ronaldo will be a part of it, and he wants to highlight his illustrious career with the biggest title of them all.
Portugal has a well-balanced unit with star names in every area of the field. The talented wing-back Joa Cancelo lines up alongside Rubén Dias and forms a strong defence.
Portugal has a lot of talents in midfield like Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, Renato Sanchez. Navegadores look like ideal favorites to finish in the group and advance to the later rounds, but Portugal, led by Ronaldo, will have much more in mind as they finish first in their group as they intend to get their hands on the coveted trophy.
goalkeepersDiogo Costa (Porto), Jose Sa (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Rui Patricio (Roma).
The DefendersDiogo Dalot (Manchester United), Joao Cancelo (Manchester City), Danilo Pereira (Paris Saint-Germain), Pepe (Porto), Ruben Dias (Manchester City), Antonio Silva (Benfica), Nuno Mendes (Paris Saint-Germain). Rafael Guerrero (Borussia Dortmund)
midfielders: Joao Balinha (Fulham FC), Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Joao Mario (Benfica), Mateus Nunes (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC), Vitinha (Paris Saint-Germain ). William Carvalho (Real Betis), Ottavio (Porto)
attackers: Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid), Rafael Leao (AC Milan), Ricardo Horta (Braga), Goncalo Ramos (Benfica), Andre Silva (RB Leipzig).
Fitness Trainer: Fernando Santos
Ghana Analysis and Forecast:
The African country that had a heroic run at the 2010 World Cup until Luis Suarez’s deliberate handball shattered Ganin’s hearts, dooming them to defeat, will be looking for revenge as the tie pits them against Uruguay once again.
Ghana participated in three consecutive World Cups in 2006, 2010 and 2014. However, the Black Stars failed to qualify for the 2018 edition in Russia.
They secured their place in Qatar as CAF Third Round winners. Despite being the weakest team in the group, the African nation will be looking to create an upset and cause upsets in this tough group, especially against Oguruay.
The team consists of well-known names such as Thomas Partey, Mohamed Kodos, Inaki Williams and Jordan Ayew.
goalkeepers: Abdolnourdin (Jobin), Ibrahim Danlad (Ashanti Kotoko), Lawrence Ati-Zigi (St. Gallen)
The DefendersDenis Odoi (Brugge), Tariq Lamptey (Brighton), Alidu Seydou (Clermont), Daniel Amartey (Leicester), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo), Alexandre Dzeko (Strasbourg), Mohamed Salisu (Southampton), Abderrahmane Baba (Reading) Gideon Mensah (Auxerre)
midfieldersAndre Ayew (Al Sadd), Thomas Partey (Arsenal), Elisha Owusu (Gent), Salis Abdel Samad (Lens), Mohamed Koudos (Ajax), Daniel Kofi Query (Freiburg).
attackers: Daniel Afrier Barnier (Hearts of Oak), Kamal Sowah (Club Brugge), Isaac Abdel Fattau (Sporting), Osman Bockarie (Red Star Belgrade), Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao), Antoine Semenio (Bristol City), Jordan Ayew (Crystal ). Palace), Kamal Eddin Suleiman (Raine)
Fitness Trainer: Otto Addo
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South Korea Analysis and Forecast:
The Asian side, captained by Tottenham Hotspur star Heung-min-soon, will make their 11th consecutive World Cup appearance in Qatar.
South Korea secured their rightful place in Qatar after qualifying for the first time in the AFC Group A Qualifiers. They shone during their qualification campaign, picking up 23 points in nine matches to secure their place in Doha.
Son will be looking to help his side advance to the final rounds, but a lack of depth and lack of experience against a high-quality opponent could be crucial in a complex group.
South Korea squad:
goalkeepers: Kim Sung-kyu (Youth), Jo Hyun-woo (Ulsan Hyundai), Sung Bum-kyun (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors)
The Defenders: Kim Jin-soo (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Hong Chul (Daegu FC), Kim Moon-hwan (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Kim Young-gwon (Ulsan Hyundai), Kwon Kyung-won (Gamba Osaka), Kim Tae-hwan (Ulsan Hyundai ), Cho Yu-min (Daejeon Hana Citizen), Kim Min-jae (Napoli), Yoon Jung-gyu (FC Seoul)
midfielders: Jung Woo-young (Al Sadd), Lee Jae-sung (Mainz), Hwang In-bum (Olympiacos), Na Sang-ho (FC Seoul), Baek Sung-ho (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Kwon Chang-hoon (Gimcheon Sangmu), Paik Seung -ho (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Son Jun-ho (Shandong Taishan), Jeong Woo-yeong (Freiburg), Lee Kang-in (Mallorca), Yang Hyun-jun (Gangwon FC)
attackersSon Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur), Hwang Eui-jo (Olympiacos), Cho Joo-sung (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
Fitness Trainer: Paulo Pinto
Uruguay Analysis and Forecast:
Historically distinguished South American national team, which won its first FIFA World Cup title in 1930 and repeated the feat in 1950.
Their recent performances on the international stage have entertained viewers all over the world as memories of Diego Forlan’s amazing performance at the 2010 World Cup are still fresh in their minds.
La Celeste has an attacking force to be reckoned with being led by the footballer in the 2010 match against Ghana, Suarez. Edinson Cavani will line up alongside his long-term attacking partner, whose emergence of Darwin Nunez has boosted the squad’s firepower.
And Diego Alonso replaced the country’s former coach, Oscar Tabarez, who helped the nation land Qatar as the team ushered in a four-goal win after hopes looked dim.
The midfield also looks very strong, featuring players such as Champions League winner Federico Valverde and Rodrigo Bentancur, while strong defense Diego Godin will lead the team from behind.
Uruguay tends to qualify for the knockout stages from this interesting group, as they edge out teams like Ghana and South Korea.
goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Sergio Rocher (Nacional), Sebastian Sosa (Independiente)
The Defenders: Diego Godin (Velez Sarsfield), Jose Gimenez (Atletico Madrid), Martin Caceres (Los Angeles Galaxy), Sebastian Coates (Sporting CP), Matias Fina (Roma), Ronald Araujo (Barcelona), Guillermo Varela (Flamingo), Matias Oliveira (Napoli), Jose Luis Rodriguez (Nacional)
midfielders: Matias Vicino (Lazio), Rodrigo Bentancur (Tottenham Hotspur), Federico Valverde (Real Madrid), Giorgian de Arascaeta (Flamingo), Lucas Torreira (Galatasaray), Nicolas de la Cruz (River Plate), Manuel Ugarte (Sporting).
attackers: Luis Suarez (Nacional), Edinson Cavani (Valencia), Maxi Gomez (Trabzonspor), Darwin Nunez (Liverpool), Facundo Torres (Orlando City), Facundo Pellestri (Manchester United), Agustin Canobio (Atletico Paranaense)
Fitness Trainer: Diego Alonso
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Group fixtures h
Uruguay-South Korea: November 24, 18:30 IST, education City stadium
Portugal-Ghana: November 24, 21:30 IST, Stadium 974
South Korea-Ghana: November 28, 18:30 IST, Education City Stadium
PORTUGAL-URUGUAY: November 29, 00:30 GMT, the iconic Lusail Stadium
Ghana-Uruguay: December 2, 20:30 IST, South Stadium
South Korea vs Portugal: December 2, 20:30 IST, Education City Stadium
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