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Czech Republic 0-2 Ghana
Saturday, 17 June 2006




Fans of Ghana and the Czech Republic mingle ahead of the game

Fans of Ghana and the Czech Republic soak up the atmosphere ahead of their teams' match in Cologne

Asamoah Gyan celebrates with team-mates

Asamoah Gyan chests down Stephen Appiah's cross and fires it past Peter Cech on just 70 seconds to stun the Czechs

Ghana's Sulley Muntari takes the ball from Zdenek Grygera of the Czech Republic

Sulley Muntari impresses in midfield for the World Cup debutants, going close on goal twice in the opening stages

Czech midfielder Pavel Nedved holds off a challenge from Ghanaian midfielder Otto Addo

Pavel Nedved carves several opportunites for the Czechs but they fail to capitalise on them and end the half a goal down

Tomas Ujfalusi brings down Matthew Amoah

Tomas Ujfalusi brings down Matthew Amoah to concede a penalty to Ghana, and is sent off after a considerable delay

Asamoah Gyan fails to score from the penalty

Asamoah Gyan shoots on hearing the ref's whistle and is booked; he shoots wide at the second time of asking

Sulley Muntari scores past Peter Cech

Ghana finally get a deserved second goal eight minutes from time, as Sulley Muntari fires home a cross from Asamoah

The fans go wild at the final whistle

There are ecstatic scenes at the final whistle, as Ghana's first ever World Cup win throws Group E wide open



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