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Ghana 2-1 USA
Thursday, 22 June 2006




A patriotic USA fan shows his support for his team

A patriotic USA fan shows his support for his team ahead of their final Group E game against Ghana in Nuremberg

Ghana fans are in good voice ahead of the game against USA

These Ghana fans are in good voice ahead of the game with the USA, both sides can progress to the last 16 with a win

Michael Essien fouls Claudio Reyna

Michael Essien is booked by referee Markus Merk only six minutes into the game for a foul on Claudio Reyna

Haminu Dramani curls the ball past Kasey Keller

Ghana take the lead on 22 minutes when Haminu Dramani robs the ball from Claudio Reyna and curls a shot past Kasey Keller

Claudio Reyna shakes hands with coach Bruce Arena

Bruce Arena is forced to substitute captain Claudio Reyna for Ben Olsen on 40 minutes due to a knee injury

Clint Dempsey scores for the USA

Just three minutes later the USA are back on level terms, Clint Dempsey smahsing home DaMarcus Beasley's cross

Stephen Appiah reels away in celebration after scoring a penalty

Ghana are awarded a controversial penalty on the stroke of half-time which is duly converted by Stephen Appiah

USA keeper Keller remonstrates with the match officials

USA keeper Keller shares his mind with the match officials at half-time after they awarded Ghana a dubious penalty

Brian McBride holds his head

Brian McBride holds his head after seeing his header well saved as the USA look for an equaliser in Nuremburg

Haminu Dramani lies prostrate on the ground

Haminu Dramani lies prostrate on the ground as Ghana look to waste as much time as possible before the final whistle

Coach Bruce Arena holds his hands up to the sky

Coach Bruce Arena holds his hands up to the sky as his side crash out of the World Cup finishing bottom of Group E

Keeper Richard Kingson celebrates at the final whistle

Keeper Richard Kingson celebrates at the final whistle as Ghana set up a possible clash with Brazil in the last 16



GROUP E: HOW THEY FINISHED

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

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