Starting 11 for Group H match at Qatar 2022 Ghana vs Uruguay World Cup lineup,


Serial overachievers Uruguay are on the cusp of a rare major tournament disappointment after enduring a poor start to this World Cup.

La Celeste picked up just one point from their first two games and so even a win over Ghana in their final Group H outing is no guarantee that they will progress.

But their job is simple in that they know that only three points will do, while the same goes for their opponents given a precarious goal-difference situation in relation to South Korea.

Below are the projected lineups for both teams based on the latest news leading up to the match.


Ghana vs Uruguay lineups

Diego Alonso is confident he has come up with a tactical plan to beat Ghana and secure passage to the knockout stages of the World Cup.

The Uruguay boss has used two different formations across the first two games — a dour 0-0 draw with South Korea and 2-0 defeat to Portugal.

But, whatever shape they line up in, he expects his team to be fully prepared to exploit Ghana’s weaknesses on Friday.

He said: “We know where we have to aim and what we have to do. We are going to give everything in the next game to qualify.”


Ghana predicted starting 11

(4-2-3-1, right to left): 1-Ati-Zigi (GK) — 2-Lamptey, 18-Amartey, 4-Salisu, 14-Mensah — 5-Partey, 21-Abdul Samed — 20-Kudus, 10-A. Ayew, 9-J. Ayew — 19-Williams

  • Injured: none
  • Suspended: none

After his side kept their hopes of progression alive with a 3-2 win over South Korea last time out, Otto Addo could be tempted to stick with the same 11.

That would mean Gideon MensahTariq Lamptey and Jordan Ayew all retaining their places after missing out on the defeat to Portugal that kicked off Ghana’s tournament.


Uruguay predicted starting 11

(3-5-2, right to left): 23-Rochet (GK) — 2-Gimenez, 3-Godin, 19-Coates —13-Varela, 15-Valverde, 6-Bentancur, 5-Vecino, 16-Olivera — 11-Nunez, 9-Suarez.

  • Injured: Araujo
  • Suspended: none

Although a switch to a 3-5-2 didn’t quite pay dividends against Portugal, Alonso may stick with the same shape and try partnering Luis Suarez with Darwin Nunez this time around hoping for different results.

That would leave Edinson Cavani as an option from the bench late on.

Ghana vs Uruguay World Cup squads

Here are the names on Ghana and Uruguay’s World Cup squad lists in Qatar (caps correct as of start of Qatar 2022):

Ghana World Cup squad

Position No. Player Club Age Caps
GK 16 Abdul Manaf Nurudeen Eupen (BEL) 23 2
GK 12 Ibrahim Danlad Asante Kotoko (GHA) 19 0
GK 1 Lawrence Ati-Zigi St Gallen (SUI) 25 2
DEF 3 Denis Odoi Club Brugge (BEL) 34 4
DEF 2 Tariq Lamptey Brighton (ENG) 22 1
DEF 26 Alidu Seidu Clermont (FRA) 22 1
DEF 18 Daniel Amartey Leicester City (ENG) 27 45
DEF 15 Joseph Aidoo Celta Vigo (SPA) 27 10
DEF 23 Alexander Djiku Strasbourg (FRA) 28 18
DEF 4 Mohammed Salisu Southampton (ENG) 23 2
DEF 17 Baba Rahman Reading (ENG) 28 44
DEF 14 Gideon Mensah Auxerre (FRA) 24 4
MID 10 Andre Ayew Al Sadd (QAT) 32 109
MID 5 Thomas Partey Arsenal (ENG) 29 40
MID 6 Elisha Owusu Gent (BEL) 25 1
MID 21 Salis Abdul Samed Lens (FRA) 22 0
MID 20 Mohammed Kudus Ajax (NED) 22 18
MID 8 Daniel-Kofi Kyereh Freiburg (GER) 26 3
FWD 13 Daniel Afriyie Barnieh Hearts of Oak (GHA) 21 5
FWD 24 Kamal Sowah Club Brugge (BEL) 22 0
FWD 7 Abdul Fatawu Issahaku Sporting CP (POR) 18 8
FWD 11 Osman Bukari Red Star (SER) 23 6
FWD 19 Inaki Williams Athletic Bilbao (SPA) 28 2
FWD 25 Antoine Semenyo Bristol City (ENG) 22 1
FWD 9 Jordan Ayew Crystal Palace (ENG) 31 83
FWD 22 Kamaldeen Sulemana Rennes (FRA) 20 11


Uruguay World Cup squad

Position No. Player Club Age Caps
GK 1 Fernando Muslera Galatasaray (TUR) 36 133
GK 23 Sergio Rochet Nacional (URU) 29 8
GK 12 Sebastian Sosa Independiente (ARG) 36 1
DEF 4 Ronald Araujo Barcelona (ESP) 23 12
DEF 22 Martin Caceres LA Galaxy (USA) 35 115
DEF 19 Sebastian Coates Sporting CP (POR) 32 47
DEF 2 Jose Maria Gimenez Atletico Madrid (ESP) 27 78
DEF 3 Diego Godin Velez Sarsfield (ARG) 36 159
DEF 16 Mathias Olivera Napoli (ITA) 24 8
DEF 26 Jose Luis Rodriguez Nacional (URU) 25 9
DEF 13 Guillermo Varela Flamengo (BRA) 29 9
DEF 17 Matias Vina AS Roma (ITA) 24 26
MID 6 Rodrigo Bentancur Tottenham (ENG) 25 51
MID 7 Nicolas De La Cruz River Plate (ARG) 25 17
MID 8 Facundo Pellistri Manchester United (ENG) 20 7
MID 14 Lucas Torreira Galatasaray (TUR) 26 40
MID 25 Manuel Ugarte Sporting (POR) 21 6
MID 15 Federico Valverde Real Madrid (ESP) 24 44
MID 5 Matias Vecino Lazio (ITA) 31 62
FWD 24 Agustin Canobbio Athletico Paranaense (BRA) 24 3
FWD 21 Edinson Cavani Valencia (ESP) 35 133
FWD 10 Giorgian De Arrascaeta Flamengo (BRA) 28 40
FWD 18 Maxi Gomez Trabzonspor (TUR) 26 27
FWD 11 Darwin Nunez Liverpool (ENG) 23 13
FWD 9 Luis Suarez Nacional (URU) 35 134
FWD 20 Facundo Torres Orlando City (USA) 22 10
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