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Nigeria’s head coach Stephen Keshi gestures during the Group F match against Argentina at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre.photograph: Armando Babani/EPA

Asia may have been the biggest loser on the pitch with not one of the confederation’s four sides at this World Cup winning a game but African football(...)

 Ghana midfielders Sulley Muntari (pictured) and Kevin-Prince Boateng have been suspended indefinitely from the national team and sent home from the World Cup in Brazil for disciplinary reasons, the Ghana Football Association has announced. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Ghana’s two biggest stars have been suspended from the team just hours ahead of their crucial World Cup match. Sulley Muntari, the AC Milan’s midfiel(...)

Ten-ish days in and there are way too many highlights to mention, but we’ll have a go - in reverse order: (3) Brian Kerr on the ref with the vanishing(...)

Germany’s Miroslav Klose celebrates after scoring the equaliser against Ghana. The strike tied Ronaldo’s all-time World Cup record of 15 goals. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

“Spectators always say a good game is one that goes end to end, with lots of chances and goals. Players see it differently. “If a game is hurtling bac(...)

Germany striker Miroslav Klose  does a flip in celebration of scoring his team’s second goal during the  World Cup  Group G match against Ghana  in Fortaleza. Photograph: Francois Xavier Marit/Getty Images

Germany 2 Ghana 2 Germany and Ghana shared the spoils in a superb 2-2 draw in Fortaleza’s Estadio Castelão as the World Cup continued to enthra(...)

 Thomas Müller works on his basketball skills before the Germany squad started  practice at Castelo Stadium in Fortaleza ahead of their World Cup Group G match against Ghana. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

His side was Europe’s most prolific in qualifying and if Joachim Löw was ever concerned about the fact they also conceded more than other group win(...)

Fans in Grant Park, Chicago, watch the US beat Ghana, a victory that elevated awareness of the game to a whole new level. Photograph: Getty Images

Mike Francesa might be the most famous sports talk radio host in America. For 25 years, this notorious curmudgeon has been the dominant voice on New Y(...)

United States coach Jürgen Klinsmann celebrates after John Brooks scored an 86th-minute winner against Ghana in the Group G game in Natal. Photograph: Marius Becker/EPA

Jürgen Klinsmann extended his perfect record in opening World Cup matches when the United States beat Ghana 2-1 on Monday but after their late winner(...)

John Brooks heads home the winning goal for the United States in their World Cup Group G game against Ghana at the Dunas arena in Natal. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

USA 2 Ghana 1Substitute John Brooks’s late header helped the United States exact World Cup revenge on Ghana in an entertaining Group G match.The Afric(...)

USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann signs autographs for fans: Ghana have been the USA’s nemesis in the last two tournaments. Photo: Kevin C Cox/Getty

While Portugal taking on Germany is Group G’s undoubted marquee game, the USA’s match against Ghana is what the US coach, Jürgen Klinsmann, has cal(...)

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