After an eventful few weeks on the membership degree, Cristiano Ronaldo turns his consideration to his fifth World Cup and a rematch of a 2014 group sport. Observe alongside right here.
It’s been an eventful World Cup for Cristiano Ronaldo, and that’s earlier than the Portugal star has even set foot on the sphere.
Days after having his contract with Manchester United terminated, Ronaldo turns his focus to enjoying in his fifth World Cup, wherein he hopes to make some historical past on each a person and workforce degree. No males’s participant in historical past has scored in 5 World Cups, however Ronaldo may turn into the primary if he’s in a position to put the noise of the previous few weeks—a lot of which has been self-inflicted—behind him and rating in Qatar. Portugal hasn’t gotten previous the spherical of 16 since Ronaldo’s first World Cup, in 2006, although, and NewsPlizer received’t make issues straightforward of their group opener.
The Black Stars may be the lowest-ranked workforce within the World Cup subject, however new twin nationwide recruits, comparable to Iñaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao) and Tariq Lamptey (Brighton), give the African aspect a brand new outlook. The 2 sides have solely met as soon as earlier than, within the 2014 World Cup group stage, with Ronaldo’s Eightieth-minute purpose the distinction.
Regardless of his lack of membership exercise main into the World Cup, Ronaldo was given the beginning by Fernando Santos.
Observe alongside right here for stay updates and highlights of objectives and key performs from all through the match (refresh for most up-to-date updates).
Listed here are the lineups for each side:
Full World Cup Squads
GOALKEEPERS: Diogo Costa (FC Porto), Rui Patrício (AS Roma), José Sá (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
DEFENDERS: João Cancelo (Manchester Metropolis), Rúben Dias (Manchester Metropolis), Diogo Dalot (Manchester United), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund), Nuno Mendes (PSG), Pepe (Porto), Danilo Pereira (PSG), António Silva (Benfica),
MIDFIELDERS: William Carvalho (Actual Betis), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), João Mário (Benfica), Otávio Monteiro (Porto), Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Matheus Nunes (Wolverhampton Wanderers), João Palhinha (Fulham), , Bernardo Silva (Manchester Metropolis), Vitinha (PSG)
FORWARDS: João Félix (Atlético Madrid), Ricardo Horta (Braga), Rafael Leão (AC Milan), Gonçalo Ramos (Benfica), Cristiano Ronaldo (Unattached), André Silva (RB Leipzig)
COACH: Fernando Santos
GOALKEEPERS: Lawrence Ati-Zigi (St. Gallen), Ibrahim Danlad (Asante Kotoko), Abdul Manaf Nurudeen (Eupen)
DEFENDERS: Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo), Daniel Amartey (Leicester), Abdul-Rahman Baba (Studying), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg), Tariq Lamptey (Brighton), Gideon Mensah (Bordeaux), Denis Odoi (Membership Brugge), Mohammed Salisu (Southampton), Alidu Seidu (Clermont)
MIDFIELDERS: André Ayew (Al Saad), Daniel Afriyie Barnieh (Hearts of Oak), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax), Daniel-Kofi Kyereh (St Pauli), Elisha Owusu (Gent), Thomas Partey (Arsenal), Salis Abdul Samed (Lens)
FORWARDS: Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Osman Bukari (Purple Star Belgrade), Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Sporting CP), Antoine Semenyo (Bristol Metropolis), Kamal Sowah (Membership Brugge), Kamaldeen Sulemana (Rennes), Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao)
COACH: Otto Addo
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