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Source: Ghana Soccernet

Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah opens up on 2006 World Cup game against Brazil


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Former Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah has opened up on Ghana’s World Cup round of 16 game against Brazil in Germany 2006.

Ghana defeated Czech Republic and USA in the group stage to book a place at the Round of 16 stage in their debut appearance at the World Cup.

According to the former Juventus midfielder, the players were excited they were going to play against almighty Brazil at the tournament.

Brazil at the time had the likes of Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Adriano, Kaka, Rivaldo and a host of other stars in their team.

“We were excited we were going to play against Brazil at the 2006 World Cup. We were excited because we were going to face the best team and to also showcase ourselves to the world”, Appiah told Meet our Captains program on GTV Sports plus.

The Black Stars lost that game by 3-0 to exit the competition at the Round of 16 stage.

Stephen Appiah spent 12 years with the Black Stars from 2000- 2012.

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