Portugal: World number 4 Portugal depends a lot on their talismanic captain Christiano Ronaldo to guide them through the group stages. He single-handedly brought them to the World Cup and his fitness will decide their progress in the tournament. That said, Portugal are known for their unity and perform above expectation at major finals.
Ghana: The African nation had a dream run in the 2010 world cup and was knocked out of the cup in cruel fashion. This time though things look very difficult for the Ghanians as they have been placed with USA, Portugal and Germany. Ghana does boast of some star names like Sulley Muntari and Asamoah Gyan but qualification from the group looks a tall order.
The two sides are meeting for the first time.