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Portugal vs Ghana, World Cup 2022: 5 Major Talking Points

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Portugal will start their World Cup 2022 campaign with a clash against perennial dark horse Ghana. Cristiano Ronaldo, ofc, will be the centre of attraction, but there's a lot more than that. We take a look at five major talking points ahead of this game.

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Can Ghana Pull Off Another World Cup Upset?Saudi Arabia and Japan have already caused massive upsets, beating Argentina and Germany respectively. Ghana, the lowest-ranked team in the event, will aim to join the list. They are inconsistent but have quite a few players who can turn the game on its head.

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Where's Ronaldo's Focus?There's a lot of buzz around Ronaldo, whose contract was amicably terminated by Man Utd. Ronaldo hasn't had a great season so far, and that's a major cause of worry for Portugal. Will he turn up into a liability?

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Will Santos' Pragmatism Work?Portugal coach Fernando Santos is known for his pragmatic approach. He doesn't always play the strongest XI for the sake of balance, but in a tournament like World Cup, one needs to stack up the team with individual talents. It will be interesting to see which route Santos takes.

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Mohammad Kudus: Better Than Neymar?Mohammad Kudus is having an excellent season with Ajax, where he has emerged as their most proficient goal-scorer this season. Kudus recently said that he is as good as Neymar, but now it's time to walk the talk.

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Will Portugal Go 4-1-4-1?As per some reports in Portugal, Santos may go ahead with a quirky 4-1-4-1 formation. Joao Felix, Bruno Fernadrd, Bernardo Silva, and Rafael Leao will form the four-man midfield, and Ronaldo will be the main striker.

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