DOHA, Nov 24 — Cristiano Ronaldo, showing in his fifth Planet Cup, will spearhead Portugal’s assault from Ghana along with Joao Felix in their opening Team H match currently.
Ronaldo left Manchester United this 7 days in an acrimonious split soon after he said he felt betrayed by the club, but his coach and group mates have mentioned the upheaval was obtaining no effects on Portugal’s preparations for their marketing campaign in Qatar.
Portugal mentor Fernando Santos partnered Ronaldo with Atletico Madrid’s Felix in assault although Danilo Pereira joined Ruben Dias in the centre of defence. In midfield, Santos chose an attacking development with only Ruben Neves as an anchor.
Ghana supervisor Otto Addo went for 3 central defenders in a bid to thwart Portugal and entrusted previous Spain global Inaki Williams to lead his attack.
Portugal: Diogo Costa, Joao Cancelo, Danilo Pereira, Ruben Dias, Raphael Guerreiro, Ruben Neves, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Otavio, Joao Felix, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ghana: Lawrence Ati-Zigi, Abdul-Rahman Baba, Daniel Amartey, Alexander Djiku, Mohammed Salisu, Alidu Seidu, Thomas Partey, Salis Abdul Samed, Mohammed Kudus, Andre Ayew, Inaki Williams — Reuters