Ghana World Cup 2022 squad: Who's in and who's out?

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Ghana will want to make the most of the 2022 World Cup after missing out on the 2018 edition.

New boss Otto Addo took charge during the country's final push for qualification and got the team over the line as they held Nigeria to a 1-1 draw in the final round to clinch their ticket for Qatar based on away goals.

A quarter-final appearance in 2010 remains Ghana's best finish at a World Cup, with the Black Stars losing to Uruguay that year in dramatic fashion following a penalty shoot-out.

They meet Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea in Group G this time around and will feel they have a realistic shot at a spot in the knockout stages.

Which 26 players would you pick from the candidates below to be included in the final 26-man squad set to play in Qatar?

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  • GK_Lawrence Ati-Zigi(C)Getty Images

    GOALKEEPERS

    Joe Wollacott who was expected to be the first-choice goalkeeper at the World Cup is out of the squad due to injury.

    Name

    Club

    Manaf Nurudeen

    Eupen

    Ibrahim Danland

    Asate Kotoko

    Lawrence Ati-Zigi

    St. Gallen

  • Daniel Amartey Ghana

    DEFENDERS

    Mohammed Salisu, Alexander Djiku and Daniel Amartey will hope to be part of Ghana's defence at the World Cup and have strong claims to a ticket to Qatar.

    Brighton's Tariq Lamptey could also make a shout to be included following confirmation that he will play for Ghana at an international level, with Abdul Rahman Baba another name that will be hig on Addo's list.

    Name

    Club

    Tariq Lamptey

    Brighton

    Denis Odoi

    Club Brugge

    Mohammed Salisu

    Southampton

    Gideon Mensah

    Bordeaux

    Joseph Aidoo

    Celta Vigo

    Baba Rahman

    Reading

    Daniel Amartey

    Leicester City

    Alexander Djiku

    Strasbourg

    Alidu Seidu

    Clermont

  • Thomas Partey of Arsenal and Ghana.Getty.

    MIDFIELDERS

    Andre Ayew, Thomas Partey and Mohammed Kudus are the must-haves in midfield for Addo.

    Name

    Club

    Thomas Partey

    Arsenal

    Elisha Owusu

    Gent

    Daniel-Kofi Kyereh

    Freiburg

    Andre Ayew

    Al Sadd

    Mohammed Kudus

    Ajax

    Salis Abdul Samed

    Lens

  • Jordan Ayew Ghana

    ATTACKERS

    Jordan Ayew is a straight pick for the World Cup squad but he will also expect Sporting wonderkid Abdul Issahaku to join the attack.

    Inaki Williams is another straightforward pick for Ghana after he made himself available to play for Ghana earlier this year.

    Name

    Club

    Abdul Issahaku

    Sporting

    Jordan Ayew

    Crystal Palace

    Osman Bukari

    Red Star Belgrade

    Inaki Williams

    Athletic Bilbao

    Kamaldeen Sulemana

    Rennes

    Antoine Semenyo

    Bristol City

    Daniel Afriyie

    Hearts of Oak

    Kamal Sowah

    Club Brugge

  • STRONGEST XI

    Ati-Zigi could have the protection of a four-man defence featuring Lamptey, Djiku, Amartey and Rahman Baba.

    Thomas Partey will likely shield the defence, with Andre Ayew and Kudus in more attacking roles through the middle, whereas Jordan Ayew and Sulemana feature out wide, with Williams up top.

    Ghana XI (4-1-4-1): Ati-Zigi; Lamptey, Djiku, Amartey, Rahman Baba; Partey; Sulemana, A. Ayew, Kudus, J. Ayew; Williams