On Friday, December 2, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. ET, Ghana will face Uruguay at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah for the third match of the group stage of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Here are the most likely starting lineups for both clubs in this third round football group match H.
This is the second time the two sides have met. When comparing head-to-head results, Uruguay are clear favorites against Ghana, having already beaten them once in the match. There was not a single draw in the previous matches.
When they met for the first time at the 2010 World Cup on 2 July 2010, the Sky Blues emerged victorious in a penalty shoot-out. As they meet for the first time since then, in the group stage of the 2022 World Cup, it promises to be an even more interesting battle.
Ghana probable lineup
As there were no reported injuries in Ghana’s last encounter against South Korea, it is likely that they will deploy the same starting XI as before. After a stellar performance in the competition, interest from teams like Barcelona and Liverpool has been mentioned in connection with Mohammed Kudus. Kudus scored twice in his most recent game.
For Ghana, Inaki Williams will likely start up front once again, with Jordan Ayew and Andre Ayew certain to keep their starting spots in the attacking trio behind Williams. Similarly, Salis Abdul Samed should partner up with Thomas Partey in the center of the field.
Ghana possible starting XI:
Ati-Zigi; Lamptey, Amartey, Salisu, Mensah; Partey, Samed; Kudus, A Ayew, J Ayew; Williams.
Uruguay probable lineup
For Uruguay, it would not be surprising to see Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani sit on the bench given their lackluster performances in this summer’s event. Maxi Gomez, who played well off the bench against Portugal, might join Darwin Nunez in the attack, and both Suarez and Cavani could be used at some point in the game.
It’s unlikely that Alonso, the team’s head coach, would make any changes to his starting lineup, with players like Federico Valverde, Rodrigo Bentancur, and Jose Gimenez all set to return. Ronald Araujo’s health has been questioned since the tournament began, and the Barcelona defender is set to be kept out of the team once again for this encounter.
Uruguay possible starting XI:
Rochet; Gimenez, Godin, Coates; Varela, Valverde, Bentancur, Vecino, Olivera; Nunez, Gomez.