Black Stars first group game at the 2022 World Cup ended in defeat on Thursday afternoon. The game at the Stadium 974 ended 3-2 after a fightback from Ghana.
The Black Stars of Ghana in the first half battled the Portuguese in all departments. After halftime, the entire encounter changed as both sides went for goal.
The Portuguese were the first to score through a dubious penalty given by the referee. Former Manchester United attacker Cristiano Ronaldo scored from the spot.
Ghana scored in the 72nd through skipper Andre Ayew. Rafael Leao and Joao Felix added the two goals for Portugal then winger Osman Bukari netted Ghana's second goal.
Bilbao attacker Inaki Williams got a late opportunity to equalize for Ghana but slipped when he was about to shoot.
The Black Stars will now focus on beating South Korea and Uruguay.
Below are some of the comments:
I don't think they did set up the VAR machines at the Stadium for Ghana v Portugal.
— UTD PLAY 🇬🇭 (@utdplay_) November 24, 2022
Disgraceful that the referee in the Ghana v Portugal didn’t walk to the screen to check if Portugal had a penalty or NOT!!! VAR team were BIAS - not watching this tournament any longer.
— MUFASA (@MufasaDaniels1) November 24, 2022
Ghana v Portugal ending was wild.
— rik freshly (@rikhdz_) November 24, 2022
— Louise 🏴 (@louisehutch) November 24, 2022
What is the meaning of V.A.R Africa are disappointed of the V.A.R go and watch Ghana Vs Portugal
— Kawaa Brown (@BrownKawaa) November 24, 2022
NEED SOME ANSWERS FROM FIFA... Lots of video interpretations needed in Ghana v Portugal game... Penalty, possible offsides and a possible red card.
YET, I did not see a single VAR Check throughout the whole game. Very suspicious! Care to explain FIFA?
— Vessel (@ancient_22) November 24, 2022