Fifa World Cup 2022: Ronaldo will be eyeing the match between Portugal and Ghana.
All eyes will be on star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, who is playing his fifth and possibly final World Cup match between Portugal and Ghana here on Thursday.
The 37-year-old has been without a club since Tuesday as Manchester United terminated his contract. Ronaldo criticized United coach Erik ten Haag, the club’s owner, and fellow players.
Ronaldo is currently without a team at the club level and his performance in the World Cup will play an important role in deciding which team the legend will join in the future.
The peak of Cristiano Ronaldo, who was elected the best player of the year five times, has probably passed, but when he is in his color then no team can stand in front of him.
Ronaldo had said before parting ways with United by mutual consent that issues related to his club would not affect him during Portugal’s World Cup campaign.
Ronaldo is yet to win the World Cup and getting the trophy for the first time will be his motivation in this World Cup. Also attracting a new club would be a bonus for them.
Portugal faces Ghana in the first match itself, which is the lowest-ranking team participating in the World Cup but it is being considered the dark horse.
Fifa World Cup 2022: Ghana’s world ranking is 61. There are also teams capable of causing upsets like Uruguay and South Korea in this group.
Apart from this, Saudi Arabia has given a message to the weaker teams by defeating Argentina led by Lionel Messi that nothing is impossible in the World Cup and they can turn the tide on their day.
Ghana has players like Thomas Partey and Mohamed Qudus who have done well for European clubs. Portugal has to be careful with these players.