Portugal v Ghana, 26 June 2014

Score2-1 to Portugal
RefereeNawaf Shukralla
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals group G
VenueEstádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasilia
Attendance67,540
Kick-off 1.00pm local (5.00pm BST) Man of the Match: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) Assistant referees: Yaser Tulerat (Bahrain) Ebrahim Saleh (Bahrain) Fourth official: Wilmar Roldán (Colombia) Fifth official: Eduardo Díaz (Colombia) The two teams had never met before. Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari was suspended for the match due to accumulation of yellow cards. However, along with fellow midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng, Muntari was indefinitely suspended from the team for disciplinary reasons by the Ghana Football Association before the match. Both teams came into the match knowing that to have any chance of qualifying for the knockout stage, they had to win while hoping that the United States vs Germany match, played at the same time, did not end in a draw. Portugal took the lead in the first half, when John Boye deflected in Miguel Veloso's cross with his knee for an own goal. Asamoah Gyan equalised for Ghana in the second half, heading in Kwadwo Asamoah's outside of the foot cross from the left. Cristiano Ronaldo scored Portugal's game winner in the 80th minute, after Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda palmed the ball to him in the penalty area after a cross from the left. Despite the win and Germany's win over the United States, Portugal finished behind the United States on goal difference, and were eliminated together with Ghana, which failed to reach the knockout stage for the first time in their three campaigns. Gyan's goal was his sixth in the World Cup, passing the tally of Roger Milla as the top African goalscorer in the World Cup. Ronaldo's goal made him the first Portuguese player to score in three World Cups.

2  Portugal

Manager: Paulo Bento

1  Ghana

Manager: Akwasi Appiah

Goals:

John Boye own goal 31 OG
Cristiano Ronaldo 80 G

Goals:

Asamoah Gyan 57 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Beto
Defender Bruno Alves
Defender/Centre back Pepe
Defender/Midfielder Miguel Veloso
Midfielder João Moutinho
Midfielder Joao Pereira
Midfielder Nani
Midfielder Ruben Amorim
Midfielder William Carvalho
Midfielder/Forward Cristiano Ronaldo (captain)
Forward Eder

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Fatau Dauda
Defender Harrison Afful
Defender John Boye
Defender Jonathan Mensah
Midfielder Christian Atsu
Midfielder Mohammed Rabiu
Midfielder/Forward André Ayew
Forward Kwadwo Asamoah
Forward Asamoah Gyan (captain)
Forward Majeed Waris

Substitutions:

Silvestre Varela for Joao Pereira 61
Vieirinha for Eder 69
Eduardo for Beto 89

Substitutions:

Jordan Ayew for Majeed Waris 71
Afriyie Acquah for Mohammed Rabiu 76
Mubarak Wakaso for André Ayew 81

Cards:

João Moutinho 90 Y

Cards:

Harrison Afful 39 Y
Majeed Waris 56 Y
Jordan Ayew 78 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Eduardo
Defender Neto
Defender/Midfielder Ricardo Costa
Midfielder Rafa Silva
Midfielder Raul Meireles
Midfielder Silvestre Varela
Midfielder Vieirinha

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Stephen Adams
Goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey
Defender Samuel Inkoom
Defender Daniel Opare
Defender Rashid Sumaila
Midfielder Afriyie Acquah
Midfielder Albert Adomah
Midfielder Michael Essien
Midfielder Mubarak Wakaso
Forward Jordan Ayew