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  • FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 21: Sulley Muntari of Ghana and Sami Khedira of Germany compete for the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Ghana at Castelao on June 21, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. Credit Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

    Ghana threw Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng out of its World Cup squad, plunging the African team into further chaos ahead of its decisive group-stage match against Portugal.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 26, 2014, 2:55 PM EDT
  • France's soccer team celebrate after defeating Ukraine during the World Cup qualifying playoff second-leg soccer match between France and Ukraine at Stade de France stadium in Saint Denis, outside Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. France beats Ukaine 3-0 in playoff second leg to qualify for World Cup.

    Greece, Ghana and Algeria also earned berths, and Mexico took a 5-1 lead into the second leg of its playoff against New Zealand.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 19, 2013, 11:04 PM EST
  • Ghana players celebrate a goal during their World Cup playoff soccer match in Kumasi, Ghana, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Ghana stunned Egypt 6-1 in the first leg of their World Cup playoff on Tuesday, with Gyan's fifth-minute goal kicking off a dominant performance that makes the Black Stars overwhelming favorites to be one of the five African teams in Brazil next year.

    The Egyptian Football Association's board of directors will meet to "discuss" the heavy 6-1 loss to Ghana in the first leg of their World Cup playoff

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 17, 2013, 8:20 AM EDT
  • In this Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, file photo, Egyptian security forces and civilians detain a supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi near Ramsis Square, in Cairo. Deadly clashes left dozens dead and scores injured as rival crowds of supporters of the military and backers of Morsi poured into streets around the country on Sunday, as a holiday marking the anniversary of the last war with Israel turned into a showdown between the country's two rival camps.

    Ghana wants a neutral venue for next month's crucial World Cup playoff against Egypt, saying it's too dangerous to play in Cairo.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 08, 2013, 11:28 AM EDT