Ghana FIFA World Cup 2014

Sports by Published on Updated on 12 Jun, 2014

Ghana, formally called the Republic of Ghana, is an independent multinational state and unitary presidential constitutional democracy, situated along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the sub region of West Africa in Africa. Capital of Ghana is Accra located near to the sea level, have the population of 25.37 million (2012). The people of Ghana use English language as their official language.

Ghana national football team nick named as “Black stars” has represented the Republic of Ghana in association football since the 1950s. Ghana national football team is administered by the Ghana Football Association (GFA), the central body for football (Soccer) in Ghana and the oldest football association in Africa (founded in 1920). Earlier to 1957, the players played as the Gold Coast. Ghana was sufficiently vastly ranked by FIFA to start their qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in the Second Round. They won the group, and in the next round qualified for the 2014 World Cup championship in November 2013, defeating Egypt 7–3 on total in a two-legged challenge. Ghana was drawn in group G for the finals, where they will face Germany, Portugal, and United States in the next round.

Even though the team did not qualify for the elder FIFA World Cup awaiting 2006, they had qualified for five straight Olympic Games Football Tournaments when the game was still a full senior national team competition. Ghana national football team has won the Africa Cup of Nations four times (in 1963, 1965, 1978, and 1982) and has been runner-up 4 times (in 1968, 1970, 1992, and 2010). At the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, they became only the third African team to attain the World Cup quarter-finals after the qualifier match these are the achievements.

Black stars have already started to work out for World cup 2014(soccer world cup 2014). Ghana national football team won the FIFA most improved team of the year honor and they reached the second round of the 2006 FIFA World Cup which is as history in Ghana.

The head coach of the team is James Kwesi Appiah and asst. coach is Maxwell Konadu. They are ranked on 38th position from the FIFA. Ghana is the most skilled team now in 2014. The players from Ghana play in different international clubs as well as national clubs.