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Sports News Tue, 13 Jun 2017

Today in history; Ghana played their first ever World Cup against Italy

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Exactly 11 years today in Germany, Ghana played their first ever World tournament game against Italy.

Italy defeated the Black Stars 2-0, thanks to Andre Pirlo’s first half strike andVincenzo Iaquinta’s second half goal.

Italy: Buffon, Zaccardo, Nesta, Cannavaro, Grosso, Totti (Camoranesi 56), Perrotta, Pirlo, De Rossi, Toni (Del Piero 82), Gilardino (Iaquinta 64).

Subs Not Used: Amelia, Barone, Barzagli, Gattuso, Inzaghi, Materazzi, Oddo, Peruzzi, Zambrotta.

Booked: De Rossi, Camoranesi, Iaquinta.

Goals: Pirlo 40, Iaquinta 83.

Ghana: Kingston, Pantsil, Kuffour, Mensah, Pappoe (Shilla 45), Muntari, Essien,

Appiah, Eric Addo, Gyan (Tachie-Mensah 89), Amoah (Pimpong 68).

Subs Not Used: Otto Addo, Adjei, Ahmed, Boateng, Dramani, Mohamed, Owu, Quaye, Sarpei.

Booked: Muntari, Gyan.

Att: 43,000.

Ref: Carlos Eugenio Simon (Brazil).



Fifa man of the match: Andrea Pirlo.

Source: sportsnetghana.com