In this blog we will be taking a comprehensive look at the Ghana national football team and their chances at the FIFA World Cup. Are you a supporter of the Ghana football team? Check out betting tips and odds at LV BET Sportsbook and place your bets on your favourite team.
Ghana has qualified for four FIFA World Cup tournaments; 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2022. In the 2006 they were the only African side to advance to the second round of 2006 FIFA World Cup and were the sixth nation in a row from Africa to progress beyond the group stages of the World Cup. Ghana had the youngest team in the FIFA World Cup 2006 with an average age of 23 years and 352 days and were praised for their improving performance. FIFA ranked Ghana 13th out of the 32 countries who competed in the tournament.
In 2010, Ghana progressed beyond the group stages, and reached the quarter finals where they were eliminated by Uruguay. The game will forever be remembered for the controversy caused by Luis Suarez as he handballed the ball to clear it off the line deep in extra-time denying Ghana an almost certain winning goal. Had Ghana won that game, they would have become the first African nation to progress to the semi finals of the World Cup.
Read on to learn more about:
- Ghana’s football team FIFA World Cup history
- Ghana’s road to Qatar
- Ghana squad
- LV BET betting tops on Ghana
Ghana at the FIFA World Cup
The first time that Ghana national football team qualified for a FIFA World Cup was in 2006, with FIFA ranking the Ghana squad 13th which was a great tournament considering they never competed on such a level. Ghana’s first game in the FIFA World Cup was against the Czech Republic, when Gyan and Muntari were on form to give their national team their first victory in a World Cup. The next game was against the USA and Ghana won 2-1 giving them a very good chance into making it out of the group. In the second round fixture they were beated 3-0 by a very formidable Brazil team seeing them knocked out from the competition.
One of the most memorable moments in the history of the Ghana national football team is the game against Uruguay where they where so close to get through to the semifinal for the first time in their history. The game was a very physical one with both sides trying to dominate the other, in the second half, Munatri scored a brilliant goal but a Free Kick from Forlan tied the contest once again. In extra time both sides failed to convert their chances but the last chance fell to Ghana as Suarez cleared the ball on the line and once again it was headed towards him he handballed to ball away which saw him sent off. The penalty was missed much to the jubilation of Suarez who managed to give his side a lifeline. Uruguay went on to win the penalty shootout, you can watch the match highlights, here.
Ghana successes and failures at the previous FIFA World Cup
The Ghana national football team have participated in three previous World Cups winning four, drawing three and losing five. One of the best finish and it should have been more for them was back in 2010. Ghana squad were participating in the second world cup in history and not much was being expected of them but that soon changed. In the opening match against Serbia, a Gyan penalty was enough to get the Black Stars up and running. The second game was against Australia, Holman put the Aussies in front in the 11th minute but a rash tackle from Harry Kewell saw him get sent off and concede a penalty and the Ghana team had a golden chance to equalise which Gyan did for the second time in two games. Ghana failed to capitalise on the fact that Australia played most of the game with 10-men. In the last game of the group Ghana national football team lost out to Germany in a tight contest in front of more than 80,000 spectators.
In the knockout stages, Ghana lined up against the USA the second time the teams met in a World Cup. The same result happened four years later as Ghana won 2-1 thanks to a Gyan extra time winner. In the quarter-final they came up against Uruguay in one of the most controversial contests in recent World Cup history. The game ended in agony for the Ghana national team as they lost out to a penalty shootout and missed out on making it to the semi-final for the first time in their history.
On the other hand the worst performance by the Ghana football team was in 2014 when they got knocked out in the group stages, losing two and drawing against Germany. To be fair, their group was one of the toughest consisting of Germany, Portugal and the USA.
Ghana’s road to the Qatar 2022 World Cup
Ghana secured their passage to the FIFA World Cup through the African qualification and in Ghana managed to secure top spot in Group G. It was a very tight affair with South Africa as both had 13 points but since Ghana managed to go through to the third round. In the final match which was played against Nigeria, Ghana managed to win 1-1 away from home which saw them qualify for the World Cup on away goals.
Who will Ghana play against at the Qatar 2022 World Cup?
Ghana will once again be participating in the FIFA World Cup, and they will be competing in Group H, together with Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay. It will surely be an interesting group with a lot of history between the nations competing in it.
Ghana national football team will be playing against Portugal for the second group stage in a row whilst re visiting previous events and looking for a better result against Uruguay.
The fixtures for the Ghana national football team are as follows:
- Portugal vs Ghana 24 November 2022 17:00 Stadium 974
- South Korea vs Ghana 28 November 2022 14:00 Education City Stadium
- Ghana vs Uruguay 2 December 2022 16:00 AI Wakrah Sports Complex
Ghana squad for the World Cup in Qatar
The Ghana national football team has a great squad to push them forward into the competition with the likes of Asamoah Gyan giving great experience to the side, Thomas Partey who plays for Arsenal will give great stability in the middle of the park when paired with Daniel Amartey who plays with Leicester.
Jordan Ayew is another world class player playing with Crystal Palace at the time of writing which gives great flexibility to the coach as he is agile with the ball and has a fierce strike of the ball.
Earlier this year the Ghan national football team confirmed that Chris Hughton will be the new head coach and will take his side to the World Cup. Chris Hughton has previously managed Brighton in the premier league and has great experience to lead the Ghana national football team players to a great World Cup campaign.
Where to see FIFA World Cup 2022 matches in Ghana?
All around Ghana, there will be places where you can enjoy a nice meal whilst watching the Ghana National team in action. Kick-off times will vary depending on the fixture, but all will be played in the late or early afternoon.
You will be able to watch all the action unfold in all FIFA World Cup license holders as well as bars and restaurants that own the rights to show the matches.
For more information, please visit the official FIFA website here.
Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 tickets — prices, sale dates and tournament stages
For more information regarding ticket sales and accessibility tickets, please visit the official website here.
All tickets are sold in Qatari riyal (QAR) to both residents of Qatar and International fans.
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Betting tips and odds on Ghana National team
Group H will be a great group having a great mix of teams that are competitive and drama will surely ensue. Portugal are the outright favourites to win Group H as they are priced at 13/20 (1.65) with the Uruguay at 2/1 (3.00). As the least likely to win the group we have Ghana and South Korea who are both at 11/1 (12.00)
Bets on Ghana National Football team at LV BET
Ghana will start off the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar when they line up against group favourites Portugal who are at 1/2 (1.50) to win their opening match whilst Ghana are at 25/4 (7.25), we are also offering both team to score in the match at 5/4 (2.25)
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