Ghana is one of five African nations set to represent the continent at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The Black Stars will join current AFCON holders Senegal, Cameroon, Tunisia and Morocco for the flagship event in Qatar later this year.
It is the fourth time that Ghana has qualified for the World Championship. They made their tournament debut in 2006 and famously reached the quarterfinals in 2010.
How did Ghana qualify for the 2022 World Cup?
Ghana secured their spot at the first World Cup to be hosted in the Middle East by beating Nigeria on away goals in a two-game play-off.
Thomas Partey’s 10th-minute goal at Abuja National Stadium was the deciding factor in the end.
As a result of arsenal star’s strike on March 29, Ghana are in Group H at the 2022 World Cup, where they will face Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea.
It’s an incredibly tough group on paper that’s virtually impossible to predict given the quality of all the teams.
But Ghana have what it takes to qualify for the knockout rounds.
With Athletic Bilbao striker Inaki Williams and Brighton defender Tariq Lamptey added to an already talented squad, the Black Stars’ potential World Cup XI is all about the ‘dark horses’.
Take a look for yourself…
New boys in the house. Tariq Lamptey and Inaki Williams pic.twitter.com/bTj3BbVLiE
— Michael Oti Adjei (@OtiAdjei) September 19, 2022
Ghana’s potential XI for the 2022 World Cup
TW – Joe Wollacott (Charlton Athletic)
RB – Tariq Lamptey (Brighton)
CB – Mohammed Salisu (Southampton)
CB – Daniel Amartey (Leicester City)
LB – Gideon Mensah (Auxerre)
CDM – Thomas Partey (Arsenal)
CDM – Iddrisu Baba (RCD Mallorca)
RM – Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace)
CAM – Mohammed Kudus (Ajax)
LM – Camaldeen Sulemana (Rennes)
ST – Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao)
Not bad, right?
Three Premier League regulars in defence, one of the best midfielders in the world in Partey alongside the talented Baba and an attacking quartet that ticks all the boxes, look to Ghana in Qatar.
If they can get Callum Hudson-Odoi and Eddie Nketiah to switch international affiliations before the start of the tournament, they will be an even more dangerous proposition for Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea.
Ghana’s attacking talent
The versatile Ayew is well known to Premier League fans, while Kudus is quickly becoming a household name thanks to his stunning performances at Ajax of late.
After selling Antony to Manchester United, kudu has intensified. He has scored seven goals in ten games so far this season, including two in the Champions League against Rangers and Liverpool.
Sulemana, who secured a regular place in Rennes’ starting XI at the age of 20, is a player with huge potential, while Williams has been a consistent La Liga performer for many years.
Yes, we can see Ghana being the polar opposite of pushovers at the 2022 World Cup.
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