Supporters of the Black Stars of Ghana fled the stands and sought refuge on the pitch as fans of the host Equatorial Guinea side reportedly attacked them leading to a suspension of the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final today in Malabo.
The brother of Asamoah Gyan, Ghana national team captain, has been arrested for allegedly leading a group of men in the brutal beating of a Ghanaian journalist. The reason for the alleged attack? The reporter had asked Gyan about rumors that he had a missing rapper ritually sacrificed. Wait, what?!?
According to Brazilian federal authorities, about 200 fans who traveled from Ghana for the World Cup have requested political asylum in Brazil, and another 1,000 are expected to claim refugee status after the end of the tournament.
The Belgians had faith in their boys coming into today's Round of 16 match against the USMNT. Following the tradition of every other team we've played in this World Cup, one paper thought it would be funny to turn the famous Obama campaign slogan "Yes we can!" against us. They were right. They could. We couldn't.
Ghana did not exactly get the World Cup showing they wanted, seeing as how they failed to make it out of the group stage and almost melted down entirely when Ghanaian soccer officials started getting slapped for not paying the players. On their way out of Brazil, the players and one unruly reporter teamed up for one…
Thank God for Cristiano Ronaldo! After a poorly cleared cross that the Ghanaian keeper could only punch into the box, the rebound fell right to Ronaldo, who smashed it home. Here's the goal:
Ghanaian forward Asamoah Gyan scored a header off a cross in the 57th minute to draw level with Portugal. Goal below:
Portugal have taken a 1-0 lead over Ghana after defender John Boye conceded an own goal in the 31st minute.
It's time to claim what's rightfully ours: A spot in the next round. Let's do it.
I'm going out on a limb here and guessing the vast majority of you won't be watching Portugal-Ghana particularly closely. Oh, sure, you'll know if one of the teams scores—you'll review the replays of each goal with joy or dread depending on the time and circumstance. You'll have an eye on this game—whether it be on…
The four Group G teams—Germany, USA, Portugal, and Ghana—play today in the final Group of Death matchday. We all know the stakes. If the U.S. lose to Germany and Ghana beat Portugal by a couple of goals, Ghana will advance with Germany to the knockout rounds. That's why the news that not one, but two key Ghanaian…
The president of Ghana's soccer association was caught on camera negotiating a contract that would have Ghana playing in fixed international matches. The Telegraph and Dispatches conducted a six-month undercover investigation into Ghana's soccer association and found that they were set to pay a company to set up…
Sure, Messi's goal sounded great in Argentina. But how did Ghana's two miracles come across in West Africa? Here's those goals, and the rest yesterday as aired on TV or radio in their home countries.
Well. That sure was something. Earlier today, Germany and Ghana drew 2-2 in what was quite possibly the single best match of what's already been an absolutely bonkers World Cup. As spectators, it was a joy to watch. As American fans, this result didn't do our team any favors.
Thomas Müller got his face jacked up on the final play of Germany's 2-2 draw against Ghana. With stoppage time winding down, Germany had a free kick and as Müller attempted to head the kick in for a final desperation try, he swung his face right into John Boye's shoulder.
This could have been so very bad for the Germans, but Manuel Neuer was able to collect himself after nearly Hagerup-ing the ball with two Ghana players right there.
Well, for about three minutes there, things were looking really spiffy for the United States. Then Ghana went off and not only equalized, but took the lead on this goal off a turnover and seeing-eye ball to Asamoah Gyan.
An Idiot On The Field had unfettered access to the pitch just after Germany's goal to take a short-lived lead today in Fortaleza, as he was completely ignored by stadium security and a Ghana player was forced to escort the hooligan off the pitch.