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Ghana strike late to beat Latvia

By Michael Oti Adjei
BBC Sport, Milton Keynes

 Quincy Owusu Abeyie strikes against Latvia
Quincy Owusu Abeyie struck late on to give Ghana victory over the Latvians

Ghana won their final World Cup warm-up match 1-0 against Latvia, thanks to an 89th-minute strike from Quincy Owusu Abeyie.

The second-half substitute struck a long range shot that beat Latvia's replacement goalkeeper Aleksandrs Kolinko, who should have dealt with it.

Ghana created the better openings in the first half when Asamoah Gyan's neat take and volley struck the bar.

The ball appeared to cross the line on the reply evidence but was not awarded.

Kwadwo Asamoah also blasted over after he had been nicely set up by Gyan, while Gyan himself curled a shot wide after some brilliant work through the middle.

Ghana are now due to arrive in South Africa early on Monday where they will play Serbia, Australia and Germany in the group stages of the 2010 World Cup.



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see also
Dutch outclass Ghana in friendly
01 Jun 10 |  World Cup 2010
Kingston dropped from Ghana squad
30 May 10 |  World Cup 2010
Michael Essien out of World Cup
27 May 10 |  World Cup 2010
Team tracker and Predictor
27 May 10 |  World Cup 2010
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