Nigeria Vs Portugal: Kickoff Time, Venue, Preview And Team News
Cristiano Ronaldo will be the centre of attention when Portugal takes on Nigeria in an international friendly ahead of the 202 FIFA World Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s insatiable need for publicity has gained him global attention ahead of what is anticipated to be his last World Cup.
An angry interview in which he expressed his displeasure with Manchester United is usually seen as nasty and inappropriate.
But now is not the time to get sidetracked, and the Portugal national team captain knows that better than anyone as he leads his team into battle against Nigeria on Thursday night.
It will be Portugal’s only chance to get ready for their first group stage game, which is against Ghana on November 24.
The Portugal team is full of stars, and Fernando Santos has a hard time deciding who to put in the midfield. He might try out different lineups on Thursday against Nigeria, who didn’t make it to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Ghana, incidentally, was the team that put an end to Nigeria’s World Cup qualifying campaign. Ghana is also the team that Portugal will face first in the group stage.
After playing to a draw in the second leg of their last qualification game, they were eliminated due to goals scored against them away from home.
On November 10, they were defeated by Costa Rica by a score of 2-0, and they will once again be employed as a preparation side as they make their way to take on Portugal on Thursday.
There are several high-calibre players on Nigeria’s roster, and this country has the potential to give Portugal some trouble.
Ronaldo will be driven to disprove his critics and quiet their doubts. Once again, he has loaded the deck against himself, but it is still unclear if he has what it takes to get through.
Portugal will be seeking victory since it would be helpful for them to have some momentum going into the World Cup. Nigeria won’t likely provide Santos’ star-studded team with many difficulties.