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Thursday, 22nd June 2006
Ghana Represent Africa in Top Sixteen

Group E Match

Ghana vs USA

Previous Encounters:
Ghana and United States had never met before the Germany 2006 World Cup Finals.

The Match:
With Czech Republic and Italy still without a goal, Ghana took the lead in N�rnberg in the 22nd minute; as Haminu Dramani dispossessed Claudio Reyna and ran into the left side of the penalty area to slip the ball past Kasey Keller.

Italy took the lead in the other game, just four minutes later, so if things stayed like this Italy and Ghana would qualify.

Clinton Dempsey equalised for United States two minutes before the break, as Czech Republic had a player sent off in the other game.

Then dramatically here in N�rnberg, Ghana were awarded a penalty in injury time and Stephen Appiah slammed the spot-kick into the roof of the net.

Half-time: (2:1).

United States couldn't get back on level terms in the second-half and Bruc Arena shock his head knowingly, as the five minutes of time added on started to run out.

Ghana made sure that Africa would be represented among the top sixteen countries in the world.

Final Score:
Ghana 2 - United States 1

Goalscorers Goalscorers:
1:0 Haminu Dramani (22)
1:1 Clinton Dempsey (43)
2:1 Stephen Appiah (45pen)


22 Richard Kingston; 5 John Mensah, 7 Illiasu Shilla, 13 Habib Mohamed, 15 John Pantsil; 8 Michael Essien, 9 Derek Boateng, 10 Stephen Appiah, 23 Haminu Dramani; 14 Matthew Amoah, 19 Razak Pimpong.

18 Kasey Keller; 3 Carlos Bocanegra, 6 Steve Cherundolo, 13 Jim Conrad, 22 Oguchi Onyewu; 7 Eddie Lewis, 8 Clinton Dempsey, 10 Claudio Reyna, 17 DaMarcus Beasley, 21 Landon Donovan; 20 Brian McBride.

Markus Merk (Germany)

Substitutions Substitutions:
40 Mins (USA) - 14 Ben Olsen on for 10 Claudio Reyna
46 Mins (Ghana) - 20 Otto Addo on for 9 Derek Boateng
59 Mins (Ghana) - 18 Eric Addo on for 14 Matthew Amoah
60 Mins (USA) - 9 Eddie Johnson on for 6 Steve Cherundolo
74 Mins (USA) - 15 Bobby Convey on for 7 Eddie Lewis
80 Mins (Ghana) - 12 Alex Tachie-Mensah on for 23 Haminu Dramani

Yellow Cards 5 Yellow Cards:
5 Mins - Michael Essien (Ghana)
7 Mins - Eddie Lewis (United States)
32 Mins - Illiasu Shilla (Ghana)
81 Mins - John Mensah (Ghana)
90 mins - Stephen Appiah (Ghana)

Red Cards 0 Red Cards.

Czech Republic vs Italy

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Friday, 9th June
Germany vs Costa Rica
Poland vs Ecuador

Saturday 10th June
Argentina vs Ivory Coast
England vs Paraguay
Trinidad vs Sweden

Sunday 11th June
Angola vs Portugal
Mexico vs Iran
Serbia vs Holland

Monday 12th June
Australia vs Japan
Italy vs Ghana
USA vs Czech Republic

Tuesday 13th June
Brazil vs Croatia
France vs Switzerland
South Korea vs Togo

Wednesday 14th June
Germany vs Poland
Spain vs Ukraine
Tunisia vs Saudi Arabia

Thursday 15th June
Ecuador vs Costa Rica
England vs Trinidad
Sweden vs Paraguay

Friday 16th June
Argentina vs Serbia
Holland vs Ivory Coast
Mexico vs Angola

Saturday 17th June
Czech Republic vs Ghana
Italy vs USA
Portugal vs Iran

Sunday 18th June
Brazil vs Australia
France vs South Korea
Japan vs Croatia

Monday 19th June
Saudi Arabia vs Ukraine
Spain vs Tunisia
Togo vs Switzerland

Tuesday 20th June
Costa Rica vs Poland
Ecuador vs Germany
Paraguay vs Trinidad
Sweden vs England

Wednesday 21st June
Holland vs Argentina
Iran vs Angola
Ivory Coast vs Serbia
Portugal vs Mexico

Thursday 22nd June
Croatia vs Australia
Czech Republic vs Italy
Ghana vs USA
Japan vs Brazil

Friday 23rd June
Saudi Arabia vs Spain
Switzerland vs South Korea
Togo vs France
Ukraine vs Tunisia

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