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Soccer News of Wednesday, 23 April 2014


Schlupp: Fingers crossed for World Cup call-up

Ghana international Jeffery Schlupp has stated that he is eyeing a World Cup call-up following a splendid performance for Leicester City this season.

Schlupp helped Leicester to earn promotion to the English top-flight with his exploits at the rear, despite being a striker.

He has been remarkable at left-back – a position that has remained the Black Stars’ headache in the last few years – and coach Kwesi Appiah could weigh him as an option to fix that problem at the Mundial.

Schlupp, who has played one game for Ghana, has said he is ever ready to join the 2010 World Cup quarter-finalists in Brazil this summer.

“I have spoken to him [coach Appiah] a few times and he has always said, ever since I was first capped in 2011, that as long as I was playing regular football he would keep an eye on me,” the German-born Ghanaian said.

“It has come at a good time, to be playing regular football in a promotion-winning team and with the World Cup coming this year. You never know, so fingers crossed. There are a few friendlies at the end of the month so I will be speaking to him again shortly and I will see what he says.

“I don’t mind how he wants to use me. I would go to the World Cup as the kit man.”

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