Portugal & Ghana will play their last game of group stage on 26th of June 2014. Despite being on bottom of group G, the hopes of qualifying for next round are still alive for both teams. Not only win, their qualification is also depends on match result of USA vs Germany. The navigators & black stars have not won any game so far in this competition which could penalize them in this competition. Let’s have a discussion about match preview, TV telecast & preview of this awaiting game.
Portugal vs Ghana Match Schedule
|Competition||2014 FIFA World Cup|
|Date||26–6‑2014 [GMT & IST]|
|Time||4:00 pm [GMT] & 9:30 [IST]|
|Stadium||Estadio Nacional de Brasilia|
|Audience capacity||69,349 spectators|
|First team||The Navigators|
|Second team||The black stars|
|Referee||Nawaf Shukralla [BHR]|
|Round||Round of 32|
|Sony SIX, RTP, CMTV|
GBC, Metro TV, SportTV
Kick off timings for this upcoming match are 9:30 pm on 26th of June according to Indian Standard Time. While, it will start at 4:00 pm [GMT]. You can watch this action live on your TV telecast channels Sony SIX, RTP, CMTV, GBC etc. Check out the list of television channels in other nations below.
Portugal: RTP, CMTV, SportTV
Ghana: GBC, Metro TV
Argentina: TV Publica Digital, DirecTV
USA: ABC, ESPN, Univision
UK: BBC, Talksport
Germany: ARD, ZDF
Canada: CBC, Sportsnet, TVA, Eastlink TV
Spain: Mediaset Espana, Gol Television
Italy: Sony SIX, ENTV
Finland: TF1, beIN Sports, France Televisions
France: TF1, beIN Sport
Portugal vs Ghana 2014 World Cup Preview
The navigators need a huge win over black stars along with USA defeat to qualify for next round. On the other hand, Ghana have more chances of qualifying for next round as compared to that of Portuguese. If this match ends with a draw, then USA & Germany will automatically qualify for pre quarter finals.
This was the first head to head meeting between these two teams in the history of football. So far in this competition, both teams have lost one game & played one draw in group stage matches.
Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao will again miss this match due to his injury. Portugal coach has lots of selection worries for this right from start of tournament including their star striker Cristiano Ronaldo. Coach of Ghana have some relief of injury problems as most of his players are fit to face the navigators.
Out of last 6 games played by Portugal, they won 3 games, lost 1 game & played 2 draws against Germany & Greece. On the other hand, Ghana won just a single match out of last 6 played. The Black stars lost 4 games against USA, Netherlands, Montenegro & Egypt.
Portugal vs Ghana Match Highlights
|2 [John Boye 31′ OG,|
Cristiano Ronaldo 80′]
|Goals Scored||1 [Asamoah Gyan 57′]|
|10||Shots on Target||6|
The Portuguese & Ghana are eliminated from this Competition. Although Portugal have same number of points as that of USA, but USA qualified based on goal difference.