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USA 2-1 Turkey: 6 things Ghana should learn from Klinsmann’s tactics

Ghana’s World Cup opponents beat Turkey 2-1 in an international friendly played in New Jersey on Sunday evening. The United States are currently on a string of games they are calling the Send-Off Series before going to Brazil. After beating Azerbaijan 2-0 last week, the Americans got goals from Fabian Johnson and Clint Dempsey. Citi Sports editor Gary Al-Smith watched the game and picked some pointers ...

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Reaction: Akenten, Grusah disagree on Ghana performance v Dutch

Ghana Football Association technical director, Francis Oti Akenteng says he is satisfied with Ghana performance despite narrow defeat to the Netherlands in a 2014 pre-World cup warm up match. The Black Stars were condemned by an early goal from Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie. He had the easiest task of tucking home from close in the 5th minute thanks ...

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Kwesi Appiah confirms Akaminko would have made final 23

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is counting the absence of Jerry Akaminko from the World Cup as a big loss. The Turkey-based player landed badly in the 92nd minute of the pre-tournament friendly with the Netherlands on Saturday night. Doctors say a broken fibula cannot heal in time for Akaminko to take part in the tournament and Kwesi Appiah feels sad ...

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FC Africa 11: Gyan exclusive, what Brendan Rodgers taught Kwesi Appiah & Algeria’s army

Audio: 55min 13sec First aired: 23 May 2014 Listen or download https://t.co/xJJhKa4jBU Show details Special Ghana edition with 19 days to kickoff of Brazil 2014. Featuring: – Ghana boss Kwesi Appiah gives a very, very rare exposé into the way he tactics are shaped, why he thinks the way he does and how a recent trip to Liverpool FC has ...

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World Cup 2014: Waris tips Accam for World Cup place

Black Stars forward Abdul Majeed Warris has backed David Accam of Helsingborg to get a place in the team’s final squad for the World Cup in Brazil. The former Valenciennes player, who played with Accam at the Right To Dream Academy in their formative years, says the Swedish-based player has been in good form this season helping his club in ...

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World Cup 2014: Ghana to face Ronaldo, Nani as duo make Bento’s final cut

Ghanaian fans will certainly see Real Madrid star man Ronaldo face the Black Stars as he has been called up into Portugal coach Paulo Bento’s final 23 for the World Cup in Brazil. Ronaldo, who will be the team’s captain, has been joined by Manchester United’s Luis Nani and FC Monaco’s Joao Moutinho and their fans are expecting the team ...

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2014 World Cup: Nuru Sulley sad about squad snub

Hearts of Oak defender Nuru Sulley has expressed his disappointment for not making into Kwesi Appiah’s 26-man provisional list for the World Cup in Brazil. The Local Black Stars defender played a very key role in the Ghana team that finished runner-up in African Nations Championship (CHAN), but that wasn’t enough to earn him a call-up to the Black Stars. ...

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2014 World Cup: Germany will make mistakes – KP Boateng

Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng says Germany will struggle at the 2014 World Cup. The midfield hard man predicts that one of the Germany and Ghana will fail to reach the knock-out stages in Brazil. “It’s a strong group and I think that Germany and Ghana will commit mistakes. Those mistakes will be punished,” Boateng in an interview with ESPN FC ...

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Former Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-sung retires

South Korean Park Ji-sung has announced his retirement from football, bringing the curtain down on a career that took him to the 2002 World Cup semi-finals and saw him become the first Asian to play in a UEFA Champions League final. Park’s industry, energy and work ethic made him a favourite of Alex Ferguson during his time at Manchester United and his ...

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2014 World Cup: Ivory Coast injury worries over Toure, Drogba

Injury concerns over Yaya Toure and Didier Drogba are undermining Ivory Coast’s preparations for the World Cup, coach Sabri Lamouchi said on Tuesday. Lamouchi also admitted he was gambling on the Everton striker Lacina Traore, who has played just one minute of English Premier League soccer since February. Toure’s fitness is an issue after the midfielder was taken off as ...

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