Preview: A major force in African football, Ghana has won 4 African Nations titles, second only to Egypt, so it's only fitting that it finally make their entrance on to the world stage.  The teams strength lies with their midfield, which includes recent Chelsea transfer Michael Essien, ex Juventus winger Stephen Appiah, and Udinese player Sulley Muntari.  However, Ghana finds itself sandwiched amongst 3 top flight teams in a very tough Group E, and advancement will be highly improbable.

Result: Ghana surged past Czech Republic and the United States to emerge in second place in what was considered to be a very tough group.  The advancement pitted the Africans against tournament favorites Brazil, and the 3-0 outcome looked expectedly lopsided.  Beyond the scoreboard, however, Ghana outpaced Brazil, and controlled the flow of the game.  Several poorly executed offside traps essentially decided the match against Ghana.

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