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Match summary

Germany, Ghana share spoils in Fortaleza thriller

Germany and Ghana shared the points in their Group G thriller in Fortaleza, which ended 2-2 and saw scorers Asamoah Gyan and Miroslav Klose reach personal benchmarks.

Match Highlights

Quotes

"At this tournament you can’t expect to attack all the time in every game. A solid defence is the foundation in these temperatures so as not to leave yourself too exposed," Joachim Low, Germany coach.

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17:51
The final whistle sounds.
17:50
90'+ MUNTARI (Ghana) is booked by the referee.
17:50
90'+MUNTARI (Ghana) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:49
90'+MUNTARI (Ghana) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on SCHWEINSTEIGER (Germany).
17:49
90'+WAKASO (Ghana) is ruled offside.
17:48
90'+KROOS (Germany) swings in the corner.
17:47
90'KLOSE (Germany) sees an effort go off target.
17:46
89'A. GYAN (Ghana) sees an effort go off target.
17:44
88'NEUER (Germany) blocks the shot.
17:44
88'J. AYEW (Ghana) sees his effort hit the target.
17:44
87'KLOSE (Germany) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:44
87'KROOS (Germany) swings in the corner.
17:42
85'WAKASO (Ghana) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:42
85'MUSTAFI (Germany) commits a foul.
17:42
85'KROOS (Germany) swings in the corner.

Man of the Match

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Line-ups

Germany
GermanyGER
Ghana
GhanaGHA
(GK)
16
(GK)
(C)
7
72'
70'
52'
Misses next match if booked
16
(C)
17
Misses next match if booked 78'
18
19
69'
21
46' HT
SubstitutesSubstitutes
12
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
70'
8
78'
11
69'
52'
14
15
46' HT
18
23
22
72'
CoachCoach
Joachim LOEW (GER)James APPIAH (GHA)

Match Facts

Fortaleza

Although it was officially founded as a village in 1726, and would only become the capital of Ceará in 1799, Fortaleza (Portuguese for ‘fortress') owes its name to the period between 1637 to 1654, when it was controlled by the Dutch, who built the Schoonenborch Fort.

Estadio Castelao

  • Stadium nameEstadio Castelao
  • CityFortaleza
  • Year constructed1973
  • Overall capacity60342

Weather

  • Partly Cloudy
  • 29° CTemperature
  • 19 m/sWind
  • 61 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Sandro RICCI
    Brazil
    BrazilBRA
  • Assistant Referee 1: Emerson DE CARVALHO (BRA)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Marcelo VAN GASSE (BRA)
  • Fourth official: Victor CARRILLO (PER)

Groups

Group G
TeamsTeamsTeamsMPWDLGFGA+/-Pts
GER
32107257
USA
31114404
POR
311147-34
GHA
301246-21