While we are all waiting for the match Germany against the United States, which has multiple interesting aspects, today Germany is facing off with Ghana. It is not just countries playing against each other. Also two brothers are playing against each other. Kevin Prince Boateng has been born in Germany, but he opted to represent Ghana, the country of his father, at senior level.
His brother Jerome Boateng stayed with his German roots and is a key player for Bayern Munich. He is in the line-up today for the German team.
A Googler posted on Twitter that German fans are more searching for Ghana's Boateng. The margin is 20%. This is kind of interesting as Kevin Prince Boateng is in the adverse team.
American and Germans are though already hyper excited about the game US vs. Germany. The big game in group G will take place on June 26th. The unique aspect here is that US coach Juergen Klinsmann was the coach of the Germans four years ago at the World Cup in 2014. Current trainer Jogi loew was his assistant back then. The game will be epic. I Just hope it will mean something and at least one team has something to loose.
After Carlo Tavecchio's comments comparing Africans to monkeys eating bananas, AC Milan had a chance to make a statement by withdrawing their support. Unsurprisingly, they've decided to stand behind him.
In recent years, AC Milan have talked a good talk when it comes to fighting racism in Italy. But it is now both obvious and disheartening to realize that the club has no intention of taking concrete steps to actually combat the pr ... Source: SBNation
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A candidate for president of the Italian football federation made a racist remark, and it doesn't matter. AC Milan still support Carlo Tavecchio.
The whole episode started on Friday when Tavecchio was making a point about foreigners. The Guardian has the quotes:
England identifies the players coming in and, if they are professional, they are allowed to play. Here, on the other hand, let's say there ... Source: Bleacher ReportFull article at: Bleacher Report3 days ago, 1:23pm CDT
Tavecchio was speaking as part of his bid to become FIGC president with the National Amateur League (LND) boss, calling for work permits to be introduced into Italys professional football divisions to ensure local players are only denied playing time by quality foreign footballers.
But Tavecchio caused an uproar on social media and in the Italian press for making references to banana eating in his speech.
Italian football has been dogged by racism with a ... Source: FourFourTwo.com
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The life of a professional footballer may look quite easy, but to their credit, they work long seasons under intense pressure, and get just a few weeks a year in which they can unwind and shirk their fastidious fitness routines.
As most major sides have started their pre-season preparations and many of the World Cup's brightest stars head back to their employers, it's time to look back at 10 footballers who used th ... Source: Bleacher ReportFull article at: Bleacher ReportJul 23 2014, 1:15am CDT
Essien appeared just once for Ghana in Brazil, as a second-half substitute in their 2-1 defeat to the United States last month.
He was named on the bench by head coach Kwesi Appiah for the Portugal clash in Brasilia, a match Ghana knew would be their last of the tournament.
Essien did not join in the pre-game warm-up with the squad and Appiah, who was given the full-backing of the Ghana FA [GFA] ... Source: FourFourTwo.com
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Jul 2 2014, 1:29pm CDT
Cameroon's football federation (FECAFOOT) is to investigate allegations of match-fixing by its players at the World Cup finals.
Cameroon 0-4 Croatia: Benoit Assou Ekotto Headbutts Benjamin Moukandjo (Gif)
The FECAFOOT's ethics committee will probe allegations of fraud in Cameroon's three Group A matches, particularly the 4-0 defeat to Croatia on 18 June in Manaus.
Cameroon headed home from Brazil after losing all three games against Mexico, Croatia and Brazil to fini ... Source: The Huffington Post: UK Edition
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Jul 1 2014, 4:20am CDT
The Ghanaian midfielder sung the praises of his former club, calling the city his "home", while ridiculing his expulsion from the national team a ... Source: Goal.com
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Jun 30 2014, 12:03pm CDT
Rihanna loves to shock on social media, but she usually sticks to the tried-and-true method of exposing her nipples in new and interesting ways:
Rihanna CFDA Awards Photos
1. RIhanna See-Through Dress Image
Rihanna has received some criticism for wearing a see-through dress to the CFDA awards. Frankly, we think she looks great!
During yesterday's US vs. Germany World Cup match, however, RiRi us ... Source: The Hollywood Gossip
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Jun 27 2014, 8:33am CDT
With his sixth career World Cup goal in Thursday's 2-1 loss to Portugal, Ghana's Asamoah Gyan passed Cameroon's Roger Milla as the tournament's all-time leading goalscorer among African players, per ESPN FC on Twitter.
Playing without star midfielders Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari—both of whom were suspended, according to The Sydney Morning Herald—Ghana faced long odds to advance past the group stage. The Black S ... Source: Bleacher ReportFull article at: Bleacher ReportJun 26 2014, 10:09pm CDT
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