Portugal v Ghana LIVE commentary: Cristiano Ronaldo to begin final ever World Cup campaign after leaving Man United – date, kick-off time and how to listen on talkSPORT

    Cristiano Ronaldo will kick off his final ever World Cup campaign in Qatar as his Portugal side take on Ghana in their Group H opener this evening.

    The 37-year-old will be appearing in a record-equalling fifth World Cup bidding for one last shot at the only major trophy that has eluded him.

    Ronaldo’s Portugal face Ghana today

    Ronaldo’s Portugal face Ghana today

    Ronaldo reached the semi-finals with Portugal during his first tournament 16 years ago but his team hasn’t been able to replicate that performance on the biggest stage since – despite a Euro 2016 triumph.

    He memorably scored a stunning hat-trick in a 3-3 draw with Spain in 2018, but was powerless to stop their round of sixteen exit to Uruguay, who they now face in Group H.

    Ronaldo has been in the headline yet again this week with Manchester United confirming he has left the club following that controversial interview.

    Now he will lead Portugal against Ghana, who edged out Nigeria for a place in Qatar but their build-up to the event has been plagued by poor results.

    Portugal v Ghana: talkSPORT coverage

    This World Cup Group H tie will get underway at 4pm UK time on Thursday, November 24.

    The game will be held at the Stadium 974 in Ras Abu Aboud, Doha.

    The action will be live on talkSPORT immediately following Uruguay’s game against South Korea and we will also have a special pre-match preview show and plenty of analysis after full-time.

    Natalie Sawyer will be your host and commentary will come from Ian Danter and former England Women’s striker Lianne Sanderson.

    To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.

    You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

    Ghana’s away kit will be the most striking in Qatar

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    Ghana’s away kit will be the most striking in Qatar

    Portugal v Ghana: Squads and team news 

    talkSPORT will bring you all the latest news from the entire World Cup throughout November and December.

    Portugal

    • Goalkeepers: Diogo Costa, Rui Patricio, Jose Sa
    • Defenders: Joao Cancelo, Diogo Dalot, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Danilo Pereira, Antonio Silva, Nuno Mendes, Raphael Guerreiro
    • Midfielders: William Carvalho, Ruben Neves, Palhinha, Bruno Fernandes, Vitinha, Otavio, Matheus Nunes, Bernardo Silva, Joao Mario
    • Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Felix, Rafael Leao, Ricardo Horta, Andre Silva, Goncalo Ramos

    Ghana

    • Goalkeeper: Lawrence Ati Zigi, Ibrahim Danlad, Abdul Manaf Nurudeen
    • Defenders: Denis Odoi, Tariq Lamptey, Alidu Seidu, Daniel Amartey, Joseph Aidoo, Alexander Djiku, Mohammed Salisu, Abdul-Rahman Baba, Gideon Mensah
    • Midfielders: Andre Ayew, Thomas Partey, Elisha Owusu, Salis Abdul Samed, Mohammed Kudus, Daniel Kofi Kyereh
    • Forwards: Daniel Barnieh Afriyie, Kamal Sowah, Issahaku Abdul Fatawu, Osman Bukari, Inaki Williams, Antoine Semenyo, Jordan Ayew, Kamaldeen Sulemana

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