The Baniyas Stadium will host the Ghana and Switzerland World Cup friendly on November 17. Image Credit: Courtesy: Baniyas Club

Accra: Ghana will play Switzerland in a pre-World Cup friendly in the UAE in the immediate build-up to the tournament in Qatar.

The two countries will clash at the Baniyas Stadium in Abu Dhabi on November 17, days after gathering their squads together for the finals, the Ghana Football Association said on Thursday.

There is only a one-week window of preparation for the 32 countries competing in Qatar with players joining up with their national teams from November 13 as league football around the world shuts down and the Qatar finals take centre stage.


Ghana will head to Abu Dhabi for their preparation ahead of their World Cup Group H matches against Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay.

Switzerland play in Group G, starting with a game against Cameroon on August 24, before matches against Brazil and Serbia.