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Copa Africana de Naciones - Guinea Ecuatorial 2015

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La Copa Africana de Naciones 2015 será la 30ª edición del torneo de selecciones más importante de África, se llevará a cabo en Guinea Ecuatorial entre el 17 de enero y el 8 de febrero.
Se jugará en cuatro sedes: Bata, Malabo, Ebebiyín y Mongomo y el sorteo para definir los grupos se llevará a cabo el 3 de diciembre en Malabo, capital de Guinea Ecuatorial.

Generation Next: Abdul Rahman Baba – Ghana’s young Black Star on the rise

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Generation Next: Abdul Rahman Baba Ghana's young Black Star on the rise is a post from: Just Football

by Prince Narkortu Teye

Name: Abdul Rahman Baba
Date of birth: 2nd July 1994
Age: 20
Position: Left-back
Club: Augsburg
Nationality: Ghana

It's quite an open secret that Ghana's predicament at left-back has become something of a perennial problem.

U.S TV Schedule For Final Round Of African Nations Cup Qualifying 

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Wednesday marks the final round of qualifying for the African Nations Cup. It will now take place in Equatorial Guinea between 17 January to 8 February next year as Morocco were officially removed as hosts due to their reluctance of hosting the tournament due to fear of the ebola epidemic. Six places are still up for grabs prior to Wednesday's fixtures.

The Post-Mortem: World Cup 2014 – Ghana

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The Post-Mortem: World Cup 2014 Ghana is a post from: Just Football

The Post-Mortem is a series on Just Football looking at a selection of (predominantly) non-performing teams at World Cup 2014 and analysing the future. What went wrong? Who's to blame?

World Cup 2014

11 Best GIFs of the 2014 FIFA World Cup

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The 2014 World Cup in Brazil was something special, not just in the amount of goals that were scored, but the quality of soccer from almost every one of the 32 teams. To make sure we don't forget any of the memorable moments, We assembled several of our favorite GIFS from the World Cup below.

One of the most sensational goals scored in the World Cup was from Robin van Persie, who scored from an amazing header.

Recaps: Portugal Beats Ghana, Belgium Fights Past South Korean and Russia Ties Algeria

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Portugal 2 - Ghana 1 NSC Man of the Match: Cristiano Ronaldo A late Ronaldo goal sunk the Black Stars, who needed to win at least 2-1 to progress onward from the Group of Death. The United States somewhat comfortably moved on despite a 1-0 loss to Germany, in part because of this game's result. Belgium 1 - South Korea 0 NSC Man of the Match: Not Steven Defour A red card to Defour brought

Dear Ghana

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You have been a shining example of African football for so long. Why this circus now, when all eyes are on you? We knew that there was already problems when rumours of match fixing arose (this was not the first time match fixing allegations surround Ghana), and then the players threatening to go home unless 3 mio USD were paid.

Ghana Suspend Star Players Kevin Prince-Boateng and Sulley Muntari Indefinitely

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In a huge blow to Ghana's chances of defeating Portugal today, the Ghana Football Association has announced that both Kevin Prince-Boateng and Sulley Muntari have been suspended indefinitely from the national team and will not be playing in today's crucial FIFA World Cup game against Portugal.

The Ghana FA has withdrawn Sulley Muntari's accreditation as a World Cup player, and has issued the following statement:

"The decision was taken in the wake of his unprovoked physical attack on an Executive Committee member of the GFA and a management member of the Black Stars, Mr.

Daily Cup Check: Day 10

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Got perhaps the game of the tournament, or maybe just the half, along with a couple of surprising results. Also looked like the conditions finally made a difference. Let's peel back and see.

Saturday's Matches Argentina 1 Iran 0

That's some trump card you've got there, Argentina.

The best match of the tournament

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I joined some great friends to watch Ghana versus Germany in the small Danish town of Viborg. It was not coincidential that it was the same friends with whom I had gone on a Ghana roadtrip in 2006 (http://footballfanaticos.blogspot.dk/2006/07/world-cup-road-trip.htm), when Ghana for the first time took the world with storm.

Portugal

USA World Cup review: Stars & Stripes do their nation proud… those that care anyway!

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USA World Cup review: Stars & Stripes do their nation proud... those that care anyway! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's no great secret that Americans aren't the world's biggest football fans... well, technically that isboth a truth and a lie. The US are by far the world's biggest fans of what they refer to as football.

Daily Cup Check: Day 15

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We're moving on!

Lost the battle but win the war? Yeah that sounds about right, but the US are full value for their last 16 berth. Let's dive into that one and the rest of the last day of group play. Jesus, what the fuck are we supposed to do on Friday?

Thursday's Matches Germany 1 US 0

We'll start with the big one.

Daily Cup Check: Day 15

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We're moving on!

Lost the battle but win the war? Yeah that sounds about right, but the US are full value for their last 16 berth. Let's dive into that one and the rest of the last day of group play. Jesus, what the fuck are we supposed to do on Friday?

Thursday's Matches Germany 1 US 0

We'll start with the big one.

USMNT: A Look at the Enemy V

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Brazil is too easy...take me back home. (Photo: dailymail.co.uk)

With all Group G matches done and in the books, OTF's Juan Santoliva gives some insight on what's next and what could have been...

Germany vsUnited States

The Scoop:

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USMNT: A Look at the Enemy V

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Brazil is too easy...take me back home. (Photo: dailymail.co.uk)

With all Group G matches done and in the books, OTF's Juan Santoliva gives some insight on what's next and what could have been...

Germany vsUnited States

The Scoop:

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Portugal vs Ghana 2014 World Cup Highlights Goals Ronaldo Gyan Video

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Portugal vs Ghana 2014 World Cup Highlights Goals Ronaldo Gyan Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Portugal vs Ghana 2014 (Portugal Ghana VIDEO BELOW) Estadio Nacional de Brasilia- 26 June, 2014- 17.

US Reaches World Cup Knockout Stages

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The United States has reached the knockout stage of the World Cup for the second consecutive time after they lost 1-0 on Thursday in soggy conditions to Germany. The US advances as runners-up in the group as Portugal beat Ghana 2-1.

Portugal and the US both finished with four points, but the Americans advanced from a so-called "Group of Death" because their goal difference was even and the Portuguese were minus-3.

Portugal 2-1 Ghana Match Highlights [VIDEO]: Cristiano Ronaldo Lifts Portugal But Final Result Isn’t Enough

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While United States versus Germany match took center stage stateside, there remained a watchful eye on "the other match." Both Portugal and Ghana needed a clear winner in the United States vs. Germany encounter and then needed to beat their own opponent convincingly to have a chance to advance to the knockout stage.

Portugal downs Ghana, but both teams eliminated from World Cup

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By CARL SETTERLUND

Fans of the United States can breathe a collective a sigh of relief.

Although the Americans couldn't help their own cause against Germany, they got just the result they needed in that other Group G game going on Thursday afternoon as Portugal downed Ghana 2-1 in a result that eliminated both nations and sent the United States through into the Round of 16.

Portugal 2-1 Ghana: Paulo Bento’s side out of the World Cup despite win

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Portugal 2-1 Ghana: Paulo Bento's side out of the World Cup despite win - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Cristiano Ronaldo ensured Portugal would finish their finish their disappointing World Cup campaign with a 2-1 over Ghana but Paulo Bento's side failed to qualify for the last sixteen despite the hard fought victory in Brasilia.

Ghana vs Portugal, Starting Lineups and World Cup Open Thread

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Ghana and Portugal battle to see if they can find a way to qualify for the next round. One of them will go home. One prays to move forward.

TV times:

• English language:ESPN2 andWatchESPN
• Spanish language:UniMás, Galavision andUnivision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes orESPN Deportes+

Starting lineups:

Portugal:Beto, Bruno Alves, Pepe, Miguel Veloso, William Carvalho, Ronaldo (c), Moutinho, Eder, Nani, Amorim, Pereira

Ghana:Dauda, Afful, Asamoah, Mensah, Boye, Badu, Rabui, Dede, Atsu, Warris, Gyan

Referee -

Nawaf SHUKRALLA(Bahrain)

SEE MORE—Everything you need to know about the World Cup.

The 200% World Cup: The Group G Final Round – Live!

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The penultimate World Cup 2014 group finale is upon us, and it promises to be the most fascinating yet with all four teams in the mix, all four teams playing good football and all the group's matches so far having been memorable in some way. In Recife, the United States (2nd) play group leaders Germany.

Your USMNT Line-Up

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Two changes and they are sizable gambles. Of course, I will be pulling for my St. Louis homey to seize the day like it's some Ted Drewes and toasted ravs. Meanwhile, Ghana has lost their Boateng (in addition the already-banned Muntari) for their Portugal clash - seems like mildly good news, but we shall see.

Where to Find the USA-Germany and Ghana-Portugal Games On US Television And Internet

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Today's must-see game between USA and Germany will be shown live on US television and Internet beginning at Noon ET/9am PT (coverage begins at 11am ET/8am PT). If the United States beats or ties Germany, the USMNT will advance to the next round of the World Cup. If they lose, here's a helpful infographic that breaks down what needs to happen.

Ghana and Portugal Preview: Teams Look to Advance From Group G

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Over last weekend, Ghana and Portugal played in matches that both ended in 2-2 draws, keeping their World Cup hopes alive. In their first meeting against each other, Group G's underachievers have one more chance to redeem themselves while potentially advancing to the knockout stage.

Heading into the tournament, many believed Cristiano Ronaldo was going to dominate the World Cup and move himself up the list all fans and pundits personally have of the greatest soccer players of all time, especially after winning his second Ballon d'Or and another Champions League title.

Portugal v Ghana: Can Ronaldo save the Selecção’s World Cup campaign?

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Portugal v Ghana: Can Ronaldo save the Selecção's World Cup campaign? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Cristiano Ronaldo's last-second cross for Varela's headed equalizer against the USA on Sunday, kept Portugal's World Cup dream alive. The Mediterranean nation very nearly followed in the footsteps of neighbors Spain, by losing their first 2 games and heading home on the first flights out of Brazil.

Ghana Sends Plane Carrying $3 Million+ In Cash to Prevent Forfeit Against Portugal in World Cup

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After reports leaked from the Black Stars training camp yesterday that Ghana's players planned on forfeiting tomorrow's pivotal match against Portugal due to not being paid for their performances yet, Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama (pictured above) has intervened to make sure everything is under control.

Ghana Will Defeat Portugal As Long as The Black Stars Aren’t Arrogant

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Ghana is confident they can defeat Portugal and make it to the round of 16 but they must be careful because that same demeanor is what made them lose to the United States and has them in the predicament they're in.

Group G has lived up to its pre-tournament expectations of being the 'group of death' with all four teams still having a chance to advance on Thursday.

Klinsmann employs two different midfield systems to perfection

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Klinsmann employs two different midfield systems to perfection - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Coming into the 2014 FIFA World Cup, all the talk in the American camp was the exclusion of all-time leading goal scorer and assist maker, Landon Donovan. The striker was surprisingly excluded from the final squad after initially making the preliminary one.

USMNT: A Look at the Enemy IV

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What could have been (Photo: kens5.com)

With only one match left in group play, OTF's Juan Santoliva gives some insight on USMNT's group G opponents...

Germany vs Ghana

The Scoop:

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Germany and Ghana traded shots in an intense 2-2 tie on Saturday.

2014 World Cup: How the US Can Still Advance

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We certainly like to make things hard on ourselves huh? The United States were seconds away from three points against Portugal and a secure spot in the knockout round of the 2014 World Cup but a late header by Portugal meant the US were left with a single point on the night.

Heading into Thursday'smatch, the United States are level on points with Germany, albeit with a three-goal deficit on goal differential.

USA 2 Portugal 2 ... ****!

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The U.S. outplayed Portugal andlosttied. NSC Man of the Match: Kyle Beckerman. LVP: Geoff Cameron. The grades. The way forward. - Jacob Klinger

Portuguese disgrace and the safest bet of the tournament

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Before the World Cup started Group G was surely to be considered one of the most difficult groups of the tournament with four world class teams who could all upset one another. So far, three of these teams have shown the promise given earlier: Germany, Ghana and USA. Portugal on the other hand have been a disgrace.

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World Cup Roundup: Ghana suspend Boateng and Muntari after staff attacks

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World Cup Roundup: Ghana suspend Boateng and Muntari after staff attacks - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

  • Ghana pair Muntari and Boateng 'suspended indeterminately'
  • Soccerlens Tom's World Cup Day 14 Predictions

Ghana duo Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng expelled from World Cup squad

Just as you thought Luis Suarez was to be the epitome of bad behavior in South America, Ghana have today revealed that star duo Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng have been sent home on the eve of their crucial match against Portugal for severe breaches of discipline.

Analysis: How did Ghana get a result against Germany but lose to USA

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Analysis: How did Ghana get a result against Germany but lose to USA - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

One thing we've begun to understand about football is that everything isn't as simple as it seems; if it is, then you've probably got it wrong. Things sometimes are more complex than what you'd imagine.

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US TV Schedule For African Cup of Nations Qualifiers on Wednesday, October 15

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African Nations Cup reaches Matchday #4 of the final qualifying groups on Wednesday. The 28 remaining teams are fighting for 15 spots for African Nations Cup final tournament which will be held in Morocco from January 17thto February 8th, 2015. The 28 teams are divided into 7 groups of 4 teams each.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

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By FRANCO PANIZO

John Brooks has not played in a competitive game since scoring the dramatic winner in the U.S. Men's National Team's World Cup opener vs. Ghana, but an injury to one of his club teammates may change that.

Brooks is poised to earn his first start of the season for Hertha Berlin after Sebastian Langkamp was ruled out for up to a month earlier this week.

Rechenspiele vor dem letzten Gruppenspiel Deutschland vs. USA

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Rechenspiele vor dem letzten Gruppenspiel Deutschland vs. USA

Heute Abend steigt das letzte Gruppenspiel für unsere Jungs bei der WM2014 in Brasilien. Nach dem Unentschieden gegen Ghana haben wir mitbekommen, das bei dem ein oder anderen Fan einfach eine große Verunsicherung vorhanden ist, denn ob wir gegen die USA unbedingt gewinnen müssen oder ob ein Unentschieden zum Weiterkommen.

Rissa in casa Ghana, Muntari e Boateng cacciati dal ritiro

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A poche ore dalla sfida decisiva con il Portogallo, con la qualificazione appesa ad un solo risultato, quello della vittoria con due gol di scarto (e del concomitante successo della Germania sugli Usa, ndr) un terremoto scuoto il quartier generale del Ghana. Muntari e Boateng, infatti, ex compagni al Milan, sono infatti stati squalificati a [.

World Cup Breakfast, Day 10: Cometh The Hour, Cometh The Talisman

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We might reasonably suggest that no small part of the global appeal of association football stems from its combination of reliance on the very differing attributes of individual brilliance and the application of a solid team ethic. If the game itself is a blank sheet onto which we can project any of our values, this combination seems likely, whether concious or not, to be no small part of the reason behind why it is this particular aspect of the game that gives it a near-literal "everyman" appeal across so much of the globe.