FIFA World Cup 2022 : Ghana vs Uruguay Match Preview and Lineups

Ghana vs Uruguay
GAME Ghana vs Uruguay
DATE 01/12/2022
TIME 08:30 PM (Indian Standard Time)
ARENA Al Janoub Stadium
LEAGUE FIFA World Cup 2022
Ghana [0-2] Uruguay

Match Preview of Ghana vs Uruguay

Ghana will take on Uruguay in Group H on Friday knowing that a victory would see them advance to the knockout round of the World Cup alongside Portugal.

The Black Stars are currently second in the group, two points ahead of fourth-placed Uruguay, who need to triumph to stand a chance of progressing to the last-16 stage of the tournament in Qatar.

Ghana will be looking for revenge against Uruguay following the extraordinary battle between the two teams in the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup.

Ghana can now eliminate Uruguay from the 2022 competition, with the Black Stars currently sitting second in Group H, having picked up three points from their opening two matches at the tournament, losing their section opener 3-2 to Portugal before recording a 3-2 victory over South Korea.

A victory would send Otto Addo's side into the knockout round, while a draw would be enough if South Korea do not beat Portugal, who are already through. Should South Korea triumph against Fernando Santos's side, then second in the group would be decided on goal difference.

Ghana know their job, and it would be some story if they could progress to the knockout round for the first time since their run to the quarter-finals in 2010, having been eliminated in the group stage in 2014 before failing to qualify for the finals four years ago in Russia.

Uruguay have found it difficult to impress at the 2022 tournament, drawing 0-0 with South Korea in their opening match on November 24 before losing 2-0 to Portugal on Monday, which has left them bottom of Group H and facing an early exit from the competition.

Diego Alonso's side will definitely be eliminated if they lose or draw this match, with only a win being good enough. Three points would be enough to advance if South Korea do not beat Portugal, although if both teams triumph, then second in the group will be decided on goal difference.

Uruguay, who famously won the World Cup in 1930 and 1950, certainly know what it takes to advance deep into the competition, having finished fourth at the 2010 competition before reaching the round of 16 and quarter-finals respectively in 2014 and 2018.

The South American nation have not actually been knocked out of a World Cup in the group stage since 2002, which was the first time that it had happened since 1974, so it would be a surprise to see them fail to progress through the first stage of the finals.

Our Predicted Lineups

Ghana possible starting lineup:Ati-Zigi; Lamptey, Amartey, Salisu, Mensah; Partey, Samed; Kudus, A Ayew, J Ayew; Williams

Uruguay possible starting lineup: starting lineup:Rochet; Gimenez, Godin, Coates; Varela, Valverde, Bentancur, Vecino, Olivera; Nunez, Gomez

Who will win the match?

We say: Ghana 1-1 Uruguay. This has all of the makings of a very, very interesting game of football, and we are expecting an entertaining contest. Uruguay need to win, but Ghana will fancy their chances of claiming at least a point here, which would definitely be good enough to advance to the next round if South Korea do not overcome Portugal.

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