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Today In Sports History: Ghana Beat USA To Qualify For first-ever Round Of 16 at the FIFA World Cup (+VIDEO)

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On this day, June 22nd 2006 (16 years ago) The Black Stars of Ghana clinched a place in the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup against Brazil by ending the hopes of the United States with victory in Nuremberg.

Haminu Dramani gave Ghana, who lost their group opener to Italy, the lead after he robbed Claudio Reyna but Clint Dempsey’s first-time shot made it 1-1.

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Stephen Appiah restored Ghana’s lead from a controversial penalty – awarded against USA defender Oguchi Onyewu.

The game ended  2-1 in favor of Ghana.

Ghana line ups

Kingston, Mensah, Pantsil, Shilla, Mohamed, Appiah, Essien, Dramani (Tachie-Mensah 80), Boateng (Otto Addo 45), Amoah (Eric Addo 59), Pimpong.
Subs Not Used: Adjei, Ahmed, Kuffour, Owu, Pappoe, Quaye, Sarpei.

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Booked: Essien, Shilla, Mensah, Appiah.

Goals: Dramani 22, Appiah 45 pen.

USA line up

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Keller, Onyewu, Conrad, Cherundolo (Johnson 60), Bocanegra, Dempsey, Reyna (Olsen 40), Lewis (Convey 74), Beasley, Donovan, McBride.
Subs Not Used: Albright, Berhalter, Ching, Hahnemann, Howard, O’Brien, Wolff.

Booked: Lewis.

Goals: Dempsey 43.

Att: 41,000

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Referee: Markus Merk (Germany).

Fifa man of the match: Stephen Appiah


Italy 3 4 7
Ghana 3 1 6
Czech R 3 -1 3
USA 3 -4 1

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