Ghana take on United States for the FIFA World Cup 2014 opener at Estadio Das Dunas in the city of Natal. Both sides will be looking to pick up the early points as Germany thrashed a sorry Portugal 4-0 to go up top of Group G.
You can watch the live streaming of the Ghana vs United States match in India at livsports.in and for the viewers in USA, you can watch the match on Espn.go.com. Football lovers can watch the live telecast of this match at Sony Six TV Channel.
GHANA VS UNITED STATES MATCH FACTS
Ghana have met USA in each of their two previous participations in World Cups, winning 2-1 on both occasions (2006 group, 2010 second round).
Indeed USA were knocked out of the 2010 World Cup by Ghana; the last team to face the same opponent in consecutive World Cup games was Scotland, who were eliminated by Brazil in 1990 before facing them in their 1998 opener (they didn’t qualify in 1994). This will also happen a few days before this match when the Netherlands face Spain.
Four of Ghana’s previous nine World Cup goals have come against USA.
The USA have only kept two clean sheets in their last 23 games at the World Cup.
Ghana scored more goals than any other team in the 2014 African World Cup qualifiers (25).
No player scored more goals than Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan in the 2014 African World Cup qualifiers (6). The former Sunderland man has also scored four and assisted two of Ghana’s nine World Cup goals, and netted the winner against USA in 2010.
USA boss Jürgen Klinsmann played 17 games and scored 11 goals at the World Cup with Germany. This is his second World Cup as head-coach having led his home nation to third place in 2006.
Landon Donovan has been left out of the USA Squad for the 2014 World Cup. He is USA’s top scorer at World Cups with five goals; he has scored three of their last four at the competition.