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World Cup 2014 Ghana National Team

  • FIFA country code: GHA
  • FIFA member since: 1958
  • Confederation: CAF
  • Confederation member since: 1958
  • Sub confederation: WAFU
  • Association: Ghana Football Association
  • Association founded: 1957
  • Most caps: Richard Kingson (+90 and still counting)
  • Top scorer: Kwasi Owusu (36)
  • 1st World Cup win: 0-2 Czech Republic in Germany ’06

  • 1st World Cup goal scorer: Asamoah Gyan (2006)
  • World Cup top scorer: Asamoah Gyan (4)
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World Cup 2014 Ghana Schedule Group G

MatchDateTimeCityCountryResultsCountry
1316/0613:00SalvadorWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Germany teamGermany4-0PortugalWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Portugal team
1416/0619:00NatalWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Ghana teamGhana1-2USAWorld Cup Brazil 2014 USA team
2921/0616:00FortalezaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Germany teamGermany2-2GhanaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Ghana team
3022/0618:00ManausWorld Cup Brazil 2014 USA teamUSA2-2PortugalWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Portugal team
4526/0613:00RecifeWorld Cup Brazil 2014 USA teamUSA0-1GermanyWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Germany team
4626/0613:00BrasiliaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Portugal teamPortugal2-1GhanaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Ghana team

Ghana is the 25th country to have qualified for the World Cup Brazil on the 19th of November 2013. Ghana was 1 of the 10 CAF countries to play the continental play-offs. Their opponent was Egypt which hadn’t qualified for a World Cup since 1990. After their first match it was pretty obvious which country would win that World Cup Brazil ticket. The World Cup 2014 Ghana national team crushed Egypt with a score of 6-1. Asamoah Gyan, Wael Gomaa (own goal), Abdul Majeed Waris, Sulley Muntari and Christian Atsu scored the 6 goals. Egypt fought back in the 2nd match and won with 2-1. Kevin-Prince Boateng was responsible for the goal for Ghana. Ghana nevertheless won due to a high aggregate score of 7-3, resulting in a safe passage to the World Cup Brazil.

 TeamMPWDLGFGAPts
World Cup Brazil 2014 Germany teamGermany3210727
World Cup Brazil 2014 USA teamUSA3111444
World Cup Brazil 2014 Portugal teamPortugal3111474
World Cup Brazil 2014 Ghana teamGhana3012461

World Cup 2014 Ghana Players

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The 23 players who have been selected for the World Cup 2014 Ghana national team are:

GoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersForwards
Fatau Dauda
Adam Kwarasey
Stephen Adams
Samuel Inkoom
Daniel Opare
Harrison Afful
John Boye
Jonathan Mensah
Rashid Sumaila
Michael Essien
Sulley Muntari
Rabiu Mohammed
Kwadwo Asamoah
Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu
Afriyie Acquah
André Ayew
Wakaso Mubarak
Christian Atsu
Albert Adomah
Asamoah Gyan
Kevin-Prince Boateng
Abdul Majeed Waris
Jordan Ayew
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Head Coach: James Kwesi Appiah (Ghanaian)
Captain: Asamoah Gyan

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Ghana World Cup History

How Many World Cups Played: 2

YearRoundPositionGPWDLGSGA
2006Round of 1613420246
2010Quarter-Finals7522154
Best/TotalQuarter-Finals79423910

GP=Games played, W=Wins, D=Draws, L=Losses, GS=Goals scored, GA=Goals against

Best Performance

2010 – Quarter-Final: Ghana was very close as an African country in reaching the Semi-Final for the first time, but it was Uruguay that won the penalty shootout with 4-2.

Worst Performance

2006 – Round of 16: Definitely not a bad result for Ghana to reach the Round of 16 in their first World Cup. Nevertheless it isn’t as good as the 2010 World Cup result. Ghana lost the Round of 16 match with 3-0 against Brazil.

Did You Know Ghana:

  • Has the following nickname: The Black Stars
  • Is rivals with Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Togo
  • Became the 5th African country to advance to the 2nd round (2006)
  • Had the youngest team in the 2006 World Cup with an average age of 23 years and 352 days
  • Became the 3rd African country to reach the Quarter-Finals (2010)
  • Is the only African country so far to have always reached the knock-out stage
  • Almost made it to the Semi-Finals in the 2010 World Cup as the first African country, however Uruguayan player Luis Suárez controversially stopped the ‘what would be’ Ghana’s winning goal with his hands in extra time, resulting in a penalty kick
  • Striker Asamoah Gyan missed this important penalty kick during extra time in the 2010 World Cup Quarter-Final match against Uruguay, resulting in a penalty shootout which was lost by Ghana
  • Right full-back Ibrahim Ayew and his brother André Ayew played together in the 2010 World Cup
  • Midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has a sibling Jérôme Boateng who plays for the German team, both played already in the 2010 World Cup
  • Played in both World Cups against USA, and will play against them again in World Cup Brazil
  • Qualified for 3 consecutive World Cups
  • Will be based in Maceió, Alagoas during the 2014 World Cup

Curious which place FIFA gave Ghana in their official ranking? Find out now! Or do you want to know more about the World Cups Ghana has played? Increase your World Cup history knowledge now!

Ghana in Action

Ghana Defeats Czech Republic With 0-2 – 2006 World Cup

Ghana Defeats USA With 2-1 – 2006 World Cup

Ghana Defeats USA With 2-1 in the Round of 16 – 2010 World Cup

Ghana Loses Memorable Semi-Final Against Uruguay – 2010 World Cup

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