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Black Stars: Ghana will be playing their Qatar 2022 group games in these stadiums

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The Ghana Black Stars will be making their 4th appearance at the FIFA World Cup in the last 5 editions in Qatar 2022.

After missing the last edition in Russia, football fans in Ghana are highly anticipating another successful World Cup outing for the country.

Interestingly, the Black Stars have been pitched in Group H where they will face familiar foes in Uruguay, Portugal and South Korea.

Ghana is scheduled to play these countries in three different stadiums in Qatar. Check them out below

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1 . Stadium 974: The Black Stars will face Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal at Stadium 974 on 24 November. Having clashed in 2014 in Brazil, Ghana will be seeking for a revenge against the European champions at this magnificent stadium.

Situated in Ras Abu Aboud in Doha, Stadium 974 is a temporary venue made from 974 recycled shipping containers that will host matches during the World Cup.

The stadium is constructed on a 450,000 square-meter waterfront site and is situated on an artificial promontory. It has a modular design, and incorporates 974 recycled shipping containers in homage to the site’s industrial history and the international dialing code for Qatar.

2 . Education City Stadium: Ghana will play its second game at the 2022 World Cup against South Korea at the Education City Stadium on November 24.

Being the first time, these two nations have met at the senior level in international football, this game is expected to one of the evenly matched ones at this year’s World Cup.

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The Education City Stadium is located in Al Rayyan and has a capacity of 40,000. The construction of the stadium was completed in June 2020, making it the third World Cup stadium to be completed. It officially opened on 15 June 2020.

3 . Al Janoub Stadium: The Al Janoub Stadium will host arguably one of the most anticipated games at the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The Black Stars of Ghana and Uruguay.

This is due to the infamous handball incident by Luis Suarez which denied Ghana the opportunity to be the first African country to make the semi-finals at the World Cup in 2010.

The stadium was inaugurated on 16 May 2019, during the 2019 Amir Cup final between Al Sadd SC and Al-Duhail SC played in front of an audience of 38,678 people, making it the second stadium to be completed after Al Khalifa International Stadium.

The stadium features a curvilinear postmodernist and neo-futurist design. The appearance of the roof was inspired by the sails of traditional Dhow boats, used by pearl divers from the region, weaving through currents of the Persian Gulf.

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It was designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid together with the firm AECOM.

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2022 World Cup: Unwanted history for hosts Qatar against Ecuador

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Qatar on Sunday, became the first host country to be defeated in their opening game in the 92-year history of the World Cup.

Ecuador beat the Middle East country 2-0 courtesy of two first-half goals from captain Enner Valencia. Ecuador’s captain also saw a goal ruled out for offside. The result means Qatar become the first host nation ever to lose their opening game at a World Cup.

It’s obviously not the start Qatar will have wanted to make to a competition that had been plagued by controversy before a ball had even been kicked.

Supporters also made their feelings clear about the match at half-time as they abandoned the game in large numbers with the hosts already 2-0 down. Initial estimates suggest around 20,000 supporters left the game at the break.

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There were just 11 shots in this game (five for Qatar, six for Ecuador) – no World Cup match on record (since 1966) has seen fewer attempts.

The hosts return to action on Friday against Senegal.

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Victor Osimhen Bags Huge International Award And Recognition

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Nigeria and Napoli forward Victor Osimhen has received a huge international award and recognition for his relentless contribution at the international and club level.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria and Napoli forward Victor Osimhen received a huge international award from the Globe Soccer Awards. The talented player was recognized for his immense contribution to both club and country.

He was crowned the Emerging Player Of The Year 2022, which was deserved on every level as the player has continued to show his importance at the club level for Napoli by contributing towards the impressive run of the club in the new season as well as the previous season.

Although the Super Eagles of Nigeria would not be going to the World Cup 2022 in Qatar, he had been one of the stand-out players for the Eagles in their qualifiers.

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Contragulations Victor.

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2022 World Cup: I am totally, absolutely focused on Portugal- Ronaldo says amid Man Utd criticism

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In the wake of his scathing interview about Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo declares that Portugal will be his “absolute focus” during the World Cup.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, in an interview with Piers Morgan for TalkTV, which will be made public in its entirety on Wednesday, criticised United manager Erik ten Hag, Ralf Rangnick, and senior officials at Old Trafford.

Ronaldo claimed that United had “betrayed” him and that the team had not advanced since Alex Ferguson left in 2013.

Man Utd react to Ronaldo’s interview with Piers Morgan

After the interview, United reacted with a statement on Monday mentioning it and promising to respond “after the full facts have been established.”

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Prior to Portugal’s November 24 match against Ghana in Group H, the 37-year-old declared on Monday that his entire attention would be on playing for Portugal in Qatar.

“Total and absolute focus on national team work. United group, towards one objective: realise the dream of all Portuguese people!,” he posted on Instagram.

Despite missing United’s previous two games due to “illness,” he posted a photo of himself with his Portugal teammates during a training session.

Without Ronaldo, the Red Devils defeated Fulham 2-1 on Sunday, moving them up to fifth place in the Premier League, three points behind Tottenham with one game remaining.

In the Middle East, where Fernando Santos’ team will also play Uruguay and South Korea, Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo hopes to lead his nation to World Cup triumph.

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