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Ghana vs Germany – teams announced

| 23.06.2010

World Cup history will be made when two brothers line up against each other in a match, with Jerome Boateng for Germany and Kevin-Prince Boateng for Ghana. The siblings’ game kicks off at 7.30pm.

The German Boateng will replace Holger Badstuber at left-back and, in the team’s only other change, Joachim Low brings in Cacau for the suspended Miroslav Klose as Germany search for the win required to send them through to the knock-out stages.

They are 1/2 to beat Ghana in a match that kicks off at 7.30pm, while Cacau is 7/2 to be Germany’s top scorer.

Ghana, who are 6/1 to win, recall fully-fit captain John Mensah for the young defender Lee Addy.

Isaac Vorsah hasn’t recovered, though, and, in a commentator’s nightmare, Mensah’s namesake Jonathan partners the Sunderland man at centre-back.

The draw, which would be good enough for the Black Stars, is 3/1.

The winners of this match will likely face England in the round of 16, an inspiring proposition for Germany, who are 7/1 to win the World Cup.

Lukas Podolski, 16/1 fifth-favourite for the tournament’s Golden Shoe, also starts.

Ghana’s two-goal hero Asamoah Gyan begins and is 8/1 to bag the first goal.

There have been three penalties in these sides’ four World Cup games. A penalty to be scored in the match is 2/1 while the odds for one to be missed are 9/1.

The teams in full:

Ghana
Kingson, Paintsil, John Mensah (Captain), Jonathan Mensah, Sarpei, Annan, Asamoah, K-P Boateng, Tagoe, A Ayew, Gyan

Germany
Neuer, Lahm (Captain), Friedrich, Mertesacker, J Boateng, Schweinsteiger, Ozil, Kheidira, Muller, Cacau, Podolski

Could Africa’s last hope get through and send Germany out at the group stage for the first time ever? Ghana to win 1-0 is 11/1. See the full Ghana v Germany match betting market.

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John Klee