World Cup 2022 top plays: Portugal leads Ghana, 3-1

The 2022 FIFA World Cup continues on Thursday with Portugal-Ghana in full swing at Stadium 974 in Ras Abu Aboud, Qatar, and we’ve got you covered with every must-see moment from start to finish on FOX!

Switzerland earlier earned three points in Group G by taking care of business against Cameroon with a 1-0 win earlier in the day, while Uruguay and South Korea battled to a draw in the second match of the day. Both teams won one point in Group H for their efforts.

You can watch this game and every game in the tournament on the FOX Sports family of networks — the tournament’s official English-language broadcast partner in the U.S. — and on the FOX Sports app and FOXSports.com. You can too stream full game replays for free on Tubi.

Here are the most popular plays.

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Portugal vs Ghana

22′: Air Ronaldo arrives

Ronaldo gave Portugal an early lead with that header, but he couldn’t connect. In the process, however, he caught a little air.

30′: The goal was stopped

On the half-hour mark, Ronaldo had an assist, but the goal was immediately disallowed for a foul on Ghana defender Alexandre Djiku. Just like that, everything remained goalless at halftime.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal against Ghana was overturned by a foul

Cristiano Ronaldo's goal against Ghana was overturned by a foul

Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal was disallowed for a foul in Portugal’s match with Ghana at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the 30th minute after a penalty.

57′: See the yellow

Things quickly heated up in the second half. In the 49th minute, Ghana’s Andre Ayew was shown a yellow card, followed by teammate Alidou Seydu, who was shown a yellow card after a collision with Portugal’s Joao Felix.

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65′: Goal!

Ronaldo scored a penalty kick to give Portugal a 1-0 lead in the 65th minute. With this goal, he became the first male player to score in five different FIFA World Cup tournaments.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores a goal against Ghana in the 62nd minute

Cristiano Ronaldo scores a goal against Ghana in the 62nd minute

Cristiano Ronaldo scores a goal for Portugal at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

73′: Ghana equalises the score

Portugal’s advantage was short-lived, as Ajevs connected to the net in the 73rd minute, making it 1:1.

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FORE GAME:

Setting up the stage

Group H took center stage again on Thursday, with all eyes on Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 37-year-old sent shockwaves through the sporting world this week when news broke that he left his club Manchester United by mutual consentand that he was suspended and fined Football Association two matches with whichever club he ends up at next. Ronaldo skipped his media duties as captain of the national team at the team’s official FIFA press conference on Thursday, but the fans still supported the star.

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History is in the making

A win would mark Portugal’s first World Cup opener since 2006. In addition, Ronaldo broke the men’s record in five different FIFA World Cup tournaments as of Thursday.

Cristiano Ronaldo tears up during Portugal’s national anthem

Cristiano Ronaldo tears up during Portugal's national anthem

Cristiano Ronaldo was brought to tears during Portugal’s national anthem before their match against Ghana at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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