AL KHOR, QATAR - NOVEMBER 20: Marcel Desailly brings out the FIFA World Cup Trophy prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on November 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. (Photo by Michael Regan - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

France football legend, Marcel Desailly, says the Black Stars of Ghana are in a difficult group but qualification is still possible.

The four-time African champions have been paired with Portugal, South Korea, and Uruguay in Group H at the ongoing 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The Black Stars have been tipped to exit the tournament at the group phase.

However, the 1998 World Cup winner says the team must start the tournament on a strong note.

According to him, starting tournaments such as the World Cup steadily builds confidence for a team to excel as the campaign progresses.

“It is not going to be an easy group for Ghana but there is a chance if the team can start on a bright note,” he told Graphic Sports.


“It is very important to start steadily and grow into the tournament in such competitions because e you need the stability to reach far and I believe it can be achieved.

“Portugal stands tall in the group because they won the Euros recently and in terms of the experience they are ahead, but Ghana should not be ruled out from the group,” he added.

Ghana will open its campaign against Portugal on November 24 at Stadium 974 in Doha.

Four days later, the Black Stars return to action with a clash with South Korea at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan.

Ghana will wrap up its group stage adventure with its much-anticipated encounter with Uruguay at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah.