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    Ghana - USA 1:2 (0:1)

    Date Venue / Stadium Time Attendance
    16 June 2014 Natal /Estadio das Dunas 19:00 39760
    Match Officials

    FIFA General Coordinator
    HANSEN Jim Stjerne (DEN)
    Fifth Official
    RANGE Marwa (KEN)
    Referee
    ERIKSSON Jonas (SWE)
    Assistant Referee 1
    KLASENIUS Mathias (SWE)
    Assistant Referee 2
    WARNMARK Daniel (SWE)
    Fourth Official
    HAUATA Norbert (TAH)

    Total Goals scored

    Clint DEMPSEY (USA) 1' , Andre AYEW (GHA) 82' , John BROOKS (USA) 86'


    Ghana

    USA
    12
    KWARASEY (GK)
    1
    HOWARD (GK)
    3
    A. GYAN (C)
    4
    BRADLEY
    4
    D. OPARE
    5
    BESLER (-46' HT)
    7
    ATSU (-78')
    7
    BEASLEY
    10
    A. AYEW
    8
    DEMPSEY (C)
    11
    MUNTARI
    11
    BEDOYA (-77')
    13
    J. AYEW (-59')
    13
    JONES
    17
    RABIU (-71')
    15
    BECKERMAN
    19
    JONATHAN
    17
    ALTIDORE (-23')
    20
    K. ASAMOAH
    20
    CAMERON
    21
    BOYE
    23
    JOHNSON
    Substitutes Substitutes
    1
    S. ADAMS (GK)
    12
    GUZAN (GK)
    16
    DAUDA (GK)
    22
    RIMANDO (GK)
    2
    INKOOM
    2
    YEDLIN
    5
    ESSIEN (+71')
    3
    GONZALEZ
    6
    ACQUAH
    6
    BROOKS (+46' HT)
    8
    BADU
    9
    JOHANNSSON (+23')
    9
    PRINCE (+59')
    10
    DISKERUD
    14
    ADOMAH (+78')
    14
    DAVIS
    15
    SUMAILA
    16
    GREEN
    18
    WARIS
    18
    WONDOLOWSKI
    22
    WAKASO
    19
    ZUSI (+77')
    23
    HARRISON
    21
    CHANDLER
    Coach Coach
    APPIAH James (GHA) KLINSMANN Juergen (GER)

    Cautions

    Mohammed RABIU (GHA) 30' , Sulley MUNTARI (GHA) 92'

    a.e.t.: After extra time (C): Captain PSO: Penalty Shoot-out
    GK: Goalkeeper N: Not eligible to play I: Injured
    Y: Misses next match if booked Pos: Positions A: Absent

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    Avenged Americans beat Black Stars

    A first-minute goal by Clint Dempsey and a late winner from substitute John Brooks helped USA avenge their 2010 exit to Ghana with a 2-1 victory over the Black Stars in Natal. The hard-fought win leaves Jurgen Klinsmann's side second to Germany only on goal difference in Group G, while Ghana are left alongside Portugal without a point to their name.

    Clocked at just 29 seconds, Dempsey's early goal was the fifth-fastest in the history of the FIFA World Cup™ - a list led by Hakan Sukur's 11-second effort against Korea Republic in 2002. A beautifully crafted strike it was too, with Dempsey linking with Jermaine Jones on the left, jinking past John Boye and crashing an unstoppable left-foot shot in off the far post. Stunned at having fallen behind so quickly, Ghana struggled to establish a rhythm, and it took until late in the first half for Tim Howard to be seriously tested. When the call did come, however, the US No1 responded in style, diving low to his left to push away a ferocious, low 20-yard shot from Asamoah Gyan. At the other end, meanwhile, USA lost starting centre-forward Jozy Altidore - stretchered off with a serious looking injury - but threatened again in the final minute of the half when Alejandro Bedoya's awkward inswinging free-kick was clawed behind by Adam Kwarasey for a corner.

    The Black Stars were steadily growing into the match, though, and Jordan Ayew wasted a great opportunity in first-half injury time, scuffing a right foot shot into the ground after finding himself unmarked 16 yards from goal. Chances continued to come the Africans' way in the second half, with Sulley Muntari only inches away from finding the target with a trademark left-foot drive from long range. Gyan then headed over from an unmarked position, and was up above his marker soon after, forcing Howard into another agile save.

    USA were being pegged back at this stage, but they showed that they still packed an attacking punch after 64 minutes when Jones stung the palms of Kwarasey from 25 yards. Ghana remained the most dangerous attacking side, though, and with eight minutes remaining Andre Ayew scored a deserved equaliser. There were similarities to Dempsey's effort, with the move crafted on the left and Ayew bursting powerfully on to a backheel from Gyan and poking the ball beyond Howard with the outside of his foot. But USA were not to be denied the win they so desperately craved, and the points were sealed just four minutes later when substitute Brooks directed home a powerful downward header from Graham Zuzi's outswinging corner.

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    Ghana-USA: Quotes

    Jurgen Klinsmann, USA coach
    Well first of all, I have to offer my congratulations to the team. We’ve gone through a very difficult game, which we always expected. We knew it would be a grind and go down to the wire against a very strong Ghana side. But I was still convinced that we would win this game even after Ghana’s equaliser. I had the feeling that another two or three opportunities would come and we just needed to take one, which we did. This was exactly the start we wanted, we had to work hard for it and it’s a great feeling to get the first three points.

    James Kwesi Appiah, Ghana coach
    All I can say is that it was a very tough game and when you play at this high level any little mistake can cost you dearly. We had a lot of the ball and created a lot of chances, but we didn’t make the most of our chances, but USA took theirs. It’s not going to be easy to qualify for the group, but we’ll give everything to do just that. We’re going to have to play well against Germany and I know we’ll give them a good game.

    Clint Dempsey, Budweiser Man of the Match
    The result shows our character. We got the goal the goal early in the game and that caused us to be a little bit more defensive. I thought Ghana played really well, but I thought that we didn’t help ourselves at times in terms of keeping possession. When they got the equaliser, I thought that we might get a point out of the game, but credit to our team, we kept fighting and we got the goal. We didn’t play our best, but we ground out the result.
    I think my nose is broken. I didn’t consider coming off, I just wanted to go on for as long as I could, but I had trouble breathing. I was coughing up blood a little bit from the back of my throat, but I felt fine and that I could keep going. I did feel a little bit tired towards the end, but hopefully I’ll be able to start breathing through my nose again before the next game.

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