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The Black Stars are keen on trying their tactics against the Samba Boys ahead of the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar Ghana are set to show the world their quality when they play Brazil in an international friendly match on Friday at Oceane Stadium. The last time the two nations met was back in 2011 in another build-up match when the South Americans won by a solitary goal.The match presents both coaches an opportunity to gauge the new players at their proposal ahead of the 2022 World Cup to be played in Qatar from November 20 to December 18.After switching their allegiances, Inaki Williams, Tariq Lamptey, and Mohammed Salisu might make their debut for the West African nation.
It will be interesting to see what they can bring to the table as Ghana toil to strengthen the team ahead of the World Cup. Lamptey represented England’s junior team while Williams was in the Spanish youth set-up. Salisu had not been involved with any national team structure. Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey returned from injury and played a vital role as the Gunners defeated Brentford 3-0 last weekend, and the bulky 29-year-old might be thrown straight into the starting XI. Mohammed Kudus has done well for Ajax this season, leading the line effectively and his current form might see him being handed a similar role by the Black Stars.
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The Samba Boys decided against including Arsenal star Gabriel Jesus in their squad, despite the attacker’s dazzling start to his Gunners career having scored four goals and provided three assists. Liverpool star Roberto Firmino – who has been inconsistent owing to injuries – Mattheus Cunha, and Pedro have been selected ahead of the Arsenal star. Another notable omission is Gabriel Martinelli who, just like Jesus, has played a vital role in helping Arsenal start the season on a high. Juventus defender Alex Sandro is out owing to an injury and Renan Lodi might be given a starting berth. It will be interesting to see who starts in attack considering Richarlison, Lucas Paqueta, Raphinha, and Vinicius Junior are also in the squad.
Friday’s meeting will be the fourth time the two nations are meeting since 2006. Ghana have not scored against the South Americans in the three initial encounters but have shipped in five goals. Brazil will be hoping to get their fourth win in a row against the Black Stars as they prepare to challenge for the World Cup title in Qatar. Friday’s match will arguably be Otto Addo’s biggest test after taking over from Milovan Rajevac following their dismal performance in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. The friendly against the Black Stars will give coach Tite good preparations for facing Cameroon in Group G of the World Cup. Serbia and Switzerland are the other two nations in the pool.
Ghana are in Group H alongside Uruguay, Portugal and South Korea. Defender Gideon Mensah has welcomed the high-profile friendly and promised the fans their best. “This game will show if we are ready or we are getting close to our goals at the World Cup,” he said in a recent interview. “The impact with everyone on the field has been very satisfying so we being hungry and also showing that we are ready to battle any country that comes our way shows something that is very good for us. “I am not going to say much to the Ghanaians, they know that we have a very big tournament ahead of us and they know that playing against Brazil is a big game for us and Ghana as a country.
“So we are going to tell them to continue supporting us and give us the hope that we need and we believe that we are going to come up with something nice for them.” Brazil take on Ghana in an international friendly on Friday. The match will be played at Stade Oceane in Le Havre, France, helping reduce travel time for the majority of both nations’ European-based players.After breezing through World Cup qualifying with 45 points from 17 matches in the CONMEBOL section, all Brazilian eyes are now firmly fixated on this winter’s World Cup in Qatar.
The five-time world champions have not lifted the Jules Rimet trophy since triumphing in South Korea and Japan in 2002, when Ronaldo’s brace saw them take down Germany 2-0 in the final. Since then, their brutal 7-1 demolition at the hands of Die Mannschaft on home soil in the 2014 semi-final is the closest that they have come to adding to their record tally, but there is a growing feeling that this could be their year under Tite. The 61-year-old announced earlier this year that he will step down from his position as head coach after the World Cup in Qatar, making the tournament his last chance to leave a truly lasting legacy with his country.
Friday’s friendly against Ghana will provide good preparation for facing Cameroon in their final match in Group G at the World Cup, with Serbia and Switzerland also drawn alongside them in a group which Brazil will be expected to dominate from the outset.Ghana, meanwhile, qualified for their first World Cup since 2014 after beating Nigeria on away goals in the final qualifying round of the CAF section. After playing out a drab 0-0 draw in Kumasi, Thomas Partey’s opener in the return leg in Abuja proved to be enough to send the Black Stars to their fourth ever World Cup, as Nigeria could not build on William Troost-Ekong’s equaliser from the penalty spot.
Those two matches were Otto Addo’s first and second in charge after the 47-year-old replaced Milovan Rajevac following a dismal Africa Cup of Nations showing, in which Ghana only gained one point from their three group stage matches. The former Borussia Dortmund winger, who earned 15 caps for Ghana during his playing career, was upgraded from interim coach to full-time manager after his side’s hard-fought progression at the Super Eagles’ expense. Since then, he has helped guide Ghana to four points from two matches in AFCON qualifying, before losing to Japan and drawing with Chile in June’s Kirin Cup.