Ghana v USA, 22 June 2006

Score 2-1 to Ghana
Referee Markus Merk
Competition FIFA World Cup Finals group E
Venue Frankenstadion
Attendance 41,000
KICK-OFF: 3.00pm BST Ghana and USA have met only twice before. The games were played in 1983 and Ghana won both games - 1-0 and 5-0.

2 GhanaGhana

Manager: Ratomir Dujkovic

1 USAUSA

Manager: Bruce Arena

Goals:

Haminu Dramani 22 G
Stephan Appiah penalty 45 P

Goals:

Clint Dempsey 43 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Richard Kingson
Defender Habib Mohammed
Defender John Mensah
Defender Shilla Illiasu
Defender/Midfielder John Pantsil
Midfielder Haminu Dramani
Midfielder Stephan Appiah (captain)
Midfielder Michael Essien
Midfielder/Forward Derek Boateng
Forward Razak Pimpong
Forward Matthew Amoah

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Kasey Keller
Defender Oguchi Onyewu
Defender Jimmy Conrad
Defender/Centre back Carlos Bocanegra
Defender/Midfielder Steve Cherundolo
Midfielder Eddie Lewis
Midfielder DaMarcus Beasley
Midfielder Claudio Reyna (captain)
Midfielder Landon Donovan
Midfielder/Forward Clint Dempsey
Forward Brian McBride

Substitutions:

Otto Addo for Derek Boateng 46
Eric Addo for Matthew Amoah 59
Alex Tachie-Mensah for Haminu Dramani 80

Substitutions:

Ben Olsen for Claudio Reyna 40
Eddie Johnson for Steve Cherundolo 61
Bobby Convey for Eddie Lewis 74

Cards:

Michael Essien 5 Y
Shilla Illiasu 32 Y
John Mensah 81 Y
Stephan Appiah 90 Y

Cards:

Eddie Lewis 7 Y

On the bench:

Defender/Centre back Eric Addo
Midfielder Otto Addo

On the bench:

Midfielder Bobby Convey
Midfielder Ben Olsen
Forward Eddie Johnson

Comments:

At their first World Cup finals, Ghana finish as runners-up in Group E to become the sixth nation from Africa to qualify for the knockout stages. Due to receiving his second yellow card of the tournament, Michael Essien will miss Ghana's Round of 16 game.

Comments:

USA finish bottom of Group E. Clint Dempsey's equaliser was the 100th goal of the Germany 2006 tournament.

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