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Nigerian men’s soccer captain Kingsley Udoh has accused Ghana’s players of using black magic against his team prior to last Sunday’s All Africa games final qualifying match. His teammate, on the other hand, blames the defense.
If there is some comfort to be found for the US, it is in the fact that Ghana appears to be in top form today, leading Uruguay 1-0 (UPDATE: now tied 1-1) after the first 45 and carrying all the momentum heading into the second half.
When blown offsides and foul calls aren’t enough for FIFA to hate on the Yanks, apparently there’s Twitter. From their official (Twitter authenticated) account, this tweet just went out as the Round of 16 match between Paraguay and Japan headed to extra time while tied at nil-nil.
A combined audience of 19.4 million viewers tuned in to the watch the team from the tiny island-nation of America fall short in their heroic bid to defeat tyrannical Ghana.
Landon Donovan has scored on a penalty kick in the 67th minute vs. Ghana, and we’re all tied. Video inside.
The bracket for the World Cup knockout round has been set following the final matches of group play today. Commence the brackétology.
It took a penalty announcers delightfully called “daft,” but Ghana will take it. With Asamoah Gyan’s score on a penalty kick, Ghana beat Serbia 1-0 to not only score a critical group win, but become the first African nation to win a match in the first World Cup on African soil.