2014 World Cup: Sulley Muntari saddened by Ghana's need to depend on Portuguese favour

Sulley Muntari in action against Germany

Sulley Muntari in action against Germany

By Ameenu Shardow

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Midfielder Sulley Muntari says it is sad for Ghana to be depending on a favour from Portugal in order to progress at the 2014 World Cup.

The Black Stars still have a chance to qualify from Group G after taking a vital a point off Germany in a thrilling 2-2 draw on Saturday.

Ghana however need the United States to lose to Portugal in the other second Group G game on Sunday night to remain alive in the tournament being staged in Brazil.

This, Ghana’s AC Milan star Sulley Muntari is least pleased with as the Black Stars no longer control their faith in the competition.

“We lost two points [against Germany], we lost points that was going to help us go through,” Muntari said.

“We are waiting for tomorrows game [Portugal vrs USA]. We pray that Portugal beats the USA.

“It is sad to feel like this but it is part of football.”

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Emma says:

    Even if Portugal beats the US 10 nil, it is not going to help Ghana. This is because the Germans are going to play the US an exhibition game which WILL end in a draw.There is nothing FIFA can do about it.
    We lost our chance from the first game against the US.

  2. Kwadwo Boakye says:

    Emma kasa too much aden

  3. Kwadwo Boakye says:

    Boys no dey talk such oo if dey play exhibition match n Portugal beats ghana n usa wins against Germany dey will go n germany n gh will be out so they will think twice# ghana mokasa too much sideline coaches

  4. Hehe says:

    If none of u STUPID people do not have any sense in ur head Germany cannot afford to try and tie vs USA. If Portugal beat us(they won’t) they would get 1st in the group rather than Germany. So Germany will not tie USA. They will go all out knowing if Portugal win they can get 1st. Germany will win and ghana will win.

  5. Kwesi Asare says:

    Emma you have no clue. If Portugal win then Germany and USA will have to play that last game like a final as it isn’t guaranteed that either progress. If it’s a tie between Portugal and USA then we can worry about Germany and the states playing for a draw for both to advance

  6. Kasie says:

    Rules

    As explained in one of the official documents released by FIFA, the ranking of each of the four teams seeded in a total of eight groups are determined as follows:

    Greatest number of points obtained in all group matches;
    Goal difference in all group matches;
    Greatest number of goals scored in all group matches.
    However, if two or more teams are to be equal on the basis of all of these three criteria, the rankings will be based as follows:

    Greatest number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
    Goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned;
    Greater number of goals scored in all group matches between the teams concerned;
    Drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.

  7. Boro says:

    Oh Muntari say that again. You see after all your hard work in attacking and defending almost every ball may go to waste because of some naive, stupid, wicked and unecessarily selfishness of one player so called Jordan Ayew. We have the opportunity to beat the Germans and you mess up like this because of your own selfishness. Anytime I watched that part of the game i feel like crying. So wicked to say the least decision coming from such a small boy.

  8. Boro says:

    Oh Muntari say that again. You see after all your hard work in attacking and defending almost every ball may go to waste because of some naive, stupid, wicked and unecessarily selfishness of one player so called Jordan Ayew. We have the opportunity to beat the Germans and you mess up like this because of your own selfishness. Anytime I watched that part of the game i feel like crying. So wicked to say the least decision coming from such a small boy. Do you think you were added to the team just to promote your career at the detriment of the whole team or what?

  9. Carlos Danger says:

    Jordan is selfish but he could have passed it to Gyan and he still would have missed it… Don’t you all know gyan. I blame the coach more than Jordan as warris should have been in the game. Kwasi appiah should be fired so this madness stops…

  10. Yiarika Moiloom says:

    It is sad indeed. But the star have to use their last horse power on portogual.

  11. Mumbi says:

    BD’s will still go out no matter happens between Portugal and USA.

  12. anokwale says:

    Learn the math. If USA loses to Portugal and Germany and Ghana beats Portugal, Ghana goes through.

  13. diggy says:

    @emme. If u.s loses to portuga by 2:0, ghana need 1goal againsts portuga

  14. Gloria says:

    Pls stop blaming Jordan the mistake has been done n can’t be corrected let pray Portugal win

  15. joe boi says:

    80th minute, Portugal 1-1 Usa………………..Ghana is out,thank you Jesus.

  16. OHENENANA says:

    Adam Kwarasey
    Michael Essien
    John Boye
    Jonathan Mensah
    Harrison Afful
    Christian Atsu
    Kevin Prince Boateng
    Kwadwo Asamoah
    Andre Ayew
    Majeed Waris
    Asamoah Gyan
    Game plan:
    Essien and Boye should mark Ronaldo Asamoah and Boateng have to win the midfield battle against Mereilles and Moutinho to make sure they cant pass the ball to Ronaldo Nani and Postiga Ayew Atsu and Waris should be ready on the counter they are fast players they can easely score on the counter and they also have to suply Gyan with good goal scoring chances we have to defend the same way we did against Germany if we stick to this plan we can score them 2-0/3-1

  17. joe boi says:

    90thminutes,Portugal 1-2 Usa,thank you Lord.

  18. kks says:

    WHEN U HAVE A STUPID MAN AS A COACH, THATS ALL U GET. HE IS VERY OK WITH THE $ 300,000 HE GOT. AA YOU ARE A FOOL

  19. Kofi says:

    End of the road for us…..I can’t take it

  20. joe boi says:

    Full time……………Portugal 2-2 Usa, Ghana is out,thank you Lord.

  21. Chukwe says:

    This US team will reach the semis…hope Altidore recovers.

  22. Chukwe says:

    USA will beat Germany…no doubt.

  23. Kwadwo Boakye says:

    See fool kwasia mumoo aboa beast@ chukwe

  24. apiangalege says:

    Why did you,Kweku Bosams diabolically inflicted injury on the most dangerous weapon Portugal have in the name of Ronaldo when you know you may depend on portugal to help you beat the Americans?Bro,you reap what you sow.I see the law of retribution working against Bs on thursday.I predict this same Ronaldo scoring the winning goal against Ghana.Give the devil a yard and he ll take a mile is what s happening to Ghana…only Jesus can save.