Football: FIFA World Cup, Group E, Round 3
Team: Ghana vs Uruguay
Stadium: Al Janoub Stadium
Time: 02.12.2022, 18:00
If Ghana beats Uruguay on Friday, they will join Portugal in the World Cup quarterfinals. The Black Stars sit in the second position in Group B, two points ahead of Uruguay in fourth. Uruguay needs a win to have any hope of advancing to the round of 16 in Qatar.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Line-ups for the Match
Ghana Starting 11 (4-2--3-1): Ati-Zigi, Djiku, Amartey, Salisu, Baba, Saidu, Abdul, Partey, Kudus, Williams, Ayew.
Uruguay Starting 11 (5-3-2): Godin, Giminez, Coates, Guillermo, Olivera, Bentancur, Valverde, Vecino, Suarez, Nunez.
Last Five Matches: WLWWL
FIFA World Ranking: 49th
After their epic quarterfinal matchup in the 2010 World Cup, Ghana will be out for payback against Uruguay. After 120 minutes of football, the score was 1-1, sending the game to penalties. However, there was late controversy when Luis Suarez was sent off for handling the ball on the line in the final seconds of regulation. Asamoah Gyan missed the ensuing penalty kick, and Uruguay advanced to the semifinals for the first time since 1970. With three points from their first two games, Ghana may now remove Uruguay from the 2022 competition, as the Black Stars are presently second in Group H after a 3-2 loss to Portugal and a 3-2 win over South Korea. If Otto Addo's team wins, they go to the next round; if they draw, they advance if South Korea loses versus Portugal (who are already through). If South Korea beats Fernando Santos's side, the tie for second place in the group will be determined by the goals scored.
Last Five Matches: LDWLW
FIFA World Ranking: 9th
With a 0-0 draw against South Korea on November 24 and a 2-0 loss to Portugal on Monday, Uruguay sits at the bottom of Group H and is in danger of being eliminated from the 2022 tournament early. If Diego Alonso's team loses or draws, they will be eliminated from the tournament. If South Korea loses against Portugal, the Portuguese can progress with three points; if both sides win, the tie for second place in the group will be broken by goal differential. Famous World Cup winners Uruguay know what it takes to go far in the tournament, having finished fourth in 2010 and then advancing to the round of 16 in 2014 and the quarterfinals in 2018. It would be surprising if the South American team did not go past the World Cup group stage, given it had not been eliminated so early in the tournament since 2002 (and only the second time since 1974).
Ghana vs Uruguay Prediction
After being eliminated in the group stage in 2014 and failing to qualify for the finals four years ago in Russia, Ghana knows their job, and it would be quite a story if they could go to the knockout round for the first time since their journey to the quarterfinals in 2010. La Celeste has struggled in their first two games of the 2022 competition and will face a Ghana team looking for payback for their infamous match in 2010.
Prediction: Japan is an unknown quantity after two games with contrasting outcomes, but Moriyasu's energized squad will take pride in being the underdog, just as they did against Germany, and will want to pull off another shocking victory in Doha on Thursday. Meanwhile, Spain has gotten off to a good start in this World Cup, and even if Enrique decides to switch up his starting lineup, they should still be able to beat Japan.
Ghana vs Uruguay: Betting Tips
- Ghana to Score Two Goals
- Both Teams to Score
- Ghana to Win
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