The draw for the 2022 World Cup has taken place, which slots every qualified team into a group. This marks the beginning of preparations for each team, as it hopes to get a strong understanding of its fellow group members ahead of the November event in Qatar. Here is Group H for the 2022 World Cup, along with each team’s odds to advance and the group schedule.
Cristiano Ronaldo and company are back in the mix after defeating North Macedonia to qualify. This team has consistently been able to make deep tournament runs, but has not been able to rack up titles outside of Euro 2016. If this is Ronaldo’s last run, a title would be the perfect way to send him out.
Ghana will make their fourth World Cup appearance after defeating Nigeria to advance to the tournament. They’re notorious in the states for defeating the USA in 2006 and 2010, but USA got a 2-1 win in the 2014 tournament as the two countries have clashed in every single Ghanaian World Cup trip, being drawn in the same group twice and meeting in the Round of 16 once.
Ghana nearly made a history as the first African country to reach the semi-finals stage of the FIFA World Cup in 2010 but were denied by Luis Suarez’s Uruguay in the quarter-finals. Ghana will take it as a revenge as they meet Uruguay again after 12 years but this time in a group stage. Ghana last world cup appearance was in 2014 when they were not able to qualify from the group for the first time after qualifying from the group in their two previous appearances before the 2014 edition. They met Portugal in the last round of the group and were defeated by the Portuguese and have never had a world cup game since that game. The Black Stars of Ghana will again meet the Selecáo’s led by the four times FIFA Best player, Cristiano Ronaldo.
There are still some holdovers from Uruguay’s 2010 semifinal team like Luis Suarez, Diego Godin and Fernando Muslera. Edinson Cavani is another familiar name for soccer fans. While all these players remain productive, it’ll be up to young talents like Federico Valverde, Diego Rossi and Lucas Torreira to propel this team to the knockout stage.null
South Korea makes their 11th World Cup appearance as they’ve qualified for 10 consecutive tournaments. They finished in fourth place when they hosted in 2002, but haven’t gone further than the Round of 16 since then. The South Korean squad is led by Tottenham star Heung-Min Son, while carrying plenty of firepower in players like Hee-Chan Hwang, Woo-Yeong Jeong, and In-Beom Hwang. They’ll look to get out of the group stage and get past the Round of 16 this time around.
Source: Purefmonline.com |Bright Yeboah Taylor| 2022