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Thank you for following along with us as we saw Germany and Ghana exchange four goals in a 20-minute period in the second half to finish 2-2. Our focus now turns to the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba and the final match of the day where Nigeria will take on Bosnia and Herzegovina at 6.00pm local Brazil time. Join us there as we continue our LIVE coverage of Matchday 10 at Brazil 2014.

17:56
Germany
GermanyGER
Ghana
GhanaGHA

Statistics

Ball possession

59%
41%
11Fouls Committed17
6Attempts On Target10
11Shots20
2Total Goals scored2
0Penalties scored0
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17:54
GÖTZE
GermanyGER
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17:54

FULL-TIME: What a match! The game ends with a scary moment as Thomas Muller is down after clashing heads with John Boye, but the 2-2 result gives Germany and Ghana a point each. After a slightly slow first-half, the second period took off and within 20 minutes we saw four great goals. The crowd at the Estadio Castelao was electric and were treated to a delightful game. This draw keeps all four teams in Group G in the hunt to move on to the Round of 16, with USA and Portugal meeting in Manaus tomorrow evening.

17:51
The final whistle sounds.
17:50
90'+ MUNTARI (Ghana) is booked by the referee.

Sulley Muntari takes down Toni Kroos at the edge of the area and earns a yellow card. That's his second of the competition and will miss Ghana's next match against Portugal.

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.

Ghana have an unbelievable counter-attack on but the first pass to Mubarak Wakaso is whistled offside and halts momentum. That could have been it.

17:49
17:48
90'+KROOS (Germany) swings in the corner.
17:48

A minimum of three minutes will be added to the second half.

17:47
90'KLOSE (Germany) sees an effort go off target.

Ozil plays into Klose, who turns and fires but misses just wide.

17:46
89'A. GYAN (Ghana) sees an effort go off target.
17:46

STAT ATTACK:
Ronaldo scored his 15th World Cup goal against Ghana in Germany. Klose scored his 15th World Cup goal against Ghana in Brazil.

17:44
88'J. AYEW (Ghana) sees his effort hit the target.

GOOD SAVE: Jordan Ayew finds some space outside of the area and has a good luck on goal. His shot is heading for the bottom corner but Neuer does well to get to it first.

17:44
88'NEUER (Germany) blocks the shot.
17:44
87'KLOSE (Germany) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:44

Mensah saves the day for Ghana with a vital clearance. Ozil's cross nearly finds Muller for an easy tap in but the No19 puts in a strong challenge to clear the danger.

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.
17:42

GOAL CELEBRATIONS - GHANA

17:41
84'K. ASAMOAH (Ghana) blocks the shot.
17:41
84'MÜLLER (Germany) sees his effort hit the target.
17:41
84'J. AYEW (Ghana) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
17:41

GOAL CELEBRATIONS - GERMANY

17:40
83'NEUER (Germany) blocks the shot.
17:40
83'A. AYEW (Ghana) sees his effort hit the target.
17:39

Germany continue to press ahead, looking for the go-ahead-goal. Ozil makes a run into the box but his final touch lets him down and Dauda takes over.

17:38
81'MUNTARI (Ghana) commits a foul.
17:38
81'MÜLLER (Germany) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:37
17:36
79'WAKASO (Ghana) commits a foul.
17:35
79'BADU (Ghana) sees an effort go off target.
17:35
78'J. AYEW (Ghana) sees his effort hit the target.
17:35
78'HUMMELS (Germany) blocks the shot.
17:35
78'WAKASO (Ghana) swings in the corner.
17:35
78'WAKASO (Ghana) sees an effort go off target.
17:35

How about this for a game! Four goals in 20 minutes have kept everyone on the edge of their seat at the Estadio Castelao, and at the pace this match is being played there could likely be more!

17:35
78' BADU (in) comes off the bench to replace RABIU (out) (Ghana)
17:34
77'SCHWEINSTEIGER (Germany) sees an effort go off target.
17:33

STAT ATTACK:
Miroslav Klose’s goal just now puts him level with Brazil’s Ronaldo as the tournament’s all-time top scorer with 15 goals. Klose is now one of only three players to have scored in four World Cups, joining Pele and Uwe Seeler.

17:32
75'J. AYEW (Ghana) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:32

Man of the Match

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17:32

NIGERIA-BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA LINE-UPS
The starting XI line-ups for Saturday's final match have been announced!

17:30
73'SCHWEINSTEIGER (Germany) sees an effort go off target.
17:30
73'KROOS (Germany) takes a corner kick.
17:29
72'RABIU (Ghana) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:29
72' WAKASO (in) comes off the bench to replace ATSU (out) (Ghana)
17:28
71' KLOSE (Germany) scores!!

GOAL: Miroslav Klose, only on the pitch for a couple of minutes, has scored! The No11 is on the far post and taps in the corner kick after Benedikt Howedes flicks on and the ball sneaks past everyone else in the box.

17:28
71'KROOS (Germany) swings in the corner.
17:26
70' SCHWEINSTEIGER (in) comes off the bench to replace KHEDIRA (out) (Germany)
17:26
69' KLOSE (in) comes off the bench to replace GÖTZE (out) (Germany)
17:25
68'MUNTARI (Ghana) sees an effort go off target.
17:25
68'ATSU (Ghana) swings in the corner.
17:25

Andre Ayew nearly scores from the same spot but the ball is a bit too high. The No10 encourages the crowd to get behind Ghana and the supporters respond passionately.

17:23
67'NEUER (Germany) blocks the shot.
17:23
67'J. AYEW (Ghana) sees his effort hit the target.

Jordan Ayew shows great pace coming down the wing and has two options to pass to but opts to go for himself and his shot is lacking in both power and accuracy.

17:20
63' A. GYAN (Ghana) scores!!

GOAL: Andre Gyan puts Ghana ahead! A great run into the area is capped off with a brilliant finish into the side netting. The ensuing celebration with the team is nothing short of exceptional as well!

17:20

STAT ATTACK:
Bayern Munich players have now nine goals at the 2014 World Cup, most by representatives from any club side. German Bundesliga players have now scored 16 goals (excluding own goals) at the 2014 World Cup, the most by representatives from any domestic league.

17:18
61'A. GYAN (Ghana) commits a foul.
17:16
59'ATSU (Ghana) illegally handles the ball.
17:15
58'MUNTARI (Ghana) strikes his free-kick wide.
17:14
57'MÜLLER (Germany) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:14
57'LAHM (Germany) blocks the shot.
17:14
57'K. ASAMOAH (Ghana) sees his effort hit the target.
17:14

AYEW AT 50
The Ghana No10's goal comes on his 50th appearance for the Black Stars

17:13
57'KHEDIRA (Germany) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:12
55'MUNTARI (Ghana) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:11
54' A. AYEW (Ghana) scores!!

GOAL: Ayew with the equaliser! Ghana's No10 outjumps Mustafi and his header finds the side netting at the back post. Harrison Afful sends in a delightful ball and Ayew is near the penalty spot to head home.

17:09
52'KROOS (Germany) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:08
52' J. AYEW (in) comes off the bench to replace PRINCE (out) (Ghana)
17:08
51' GÖTZE (Germany) scores!!

GOAL: Gotze gets Germany's first! No19's header isn't perfect, and it actually deflects off his knee and past Dauda but it counts just the same and Germany are celebrating wildly!

17:08
17:07
50'A. AYEW (Ghana) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on MÜLLER (Germany).
17:07
50'GÖTZE (Germany) commits a foul.
17:02
46' Before the second half begins MUSTAFI (in) comes off the bench to replace BOATENG (out) (Germany)
17:02
The second half kicks off.

Ghana kick off to begin the second half, and Germany coach Joachim Low has made the one change, bringing Boateng off in favour of Shkodran Mustafi.

16:57

FIRST-HALF PHOTOS
We have some of the best images from the first-half at Fortaleza and we put them into a gallery on Facebook for your viewing pleasure.

16:52
16:48

HALF-TIME: That's the end of a very tense and balanced first 45 minutes from Fortaleza, where Germany and Ghana head into the break level. Both sides had their chances, but the 0-0 result at half-time is very fair. Germany's crosses were lacking in quality at times, and if they can improve that in the second half the Black Stars could be in trouble.

16:46

Man of the Match

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16:46
Germany
GermanyGER
Ghana
GhanaGHA

Statistics

Ball possession

56%
44%
4Fouls Committed6
3Attempts On Target3
4Shots8
0Total Goals scored0
0Penalties scored0
16:46
The referee brings the first half to an end.
16:46
45'+KROOS (Germany) sees an effort go off target.
16:45
45'+JONATHAN (Ghana) sees an effort go off target.
16:45
45'+MÜLLER (Germany) blocks the shot.
16:45
45'+ATSU (Ghana) sees his effort hit the target.
16:45
45'MUNTARI (Ghana) takes a corner kick.
16:44
45'A. AYEW (Ghana) sees an effort go off target.

Andrew Ayew climbs the back of the German defender to head towards goal but misses high.

16:42
43'ATSU (Ghana) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
16:42

Muller's cross manages to find its way across the penalty area where Boateng scoops it up and serves the ball back in. Mensah is first to clear, however, and relieves the pressure on Ghana's back line.

16:41
41'HUMMELS (Germany) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on A. GYAN (Ghana).
16:40
41'A. GYAN (Ghana) is ruled offside.
16:39
40'ATSU (Ghana) is penalised after committing a foul.
16:38
39'RABIU (Ghana) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on KHEDIRA (Germany).
16:37
37'DAUDA (Ghana) blocks the shot.

Good shot from Gotze, who turned well on the Ghanaian backline to create some space but his half-volley is straight at Dauda.

16:37
37'GÖTZE (Germany) sees his effort hit the target.
16:36
37'KROOS (Germany) swings in the corner.
16:35

Ozil's cross is intercepted again as Germany prepare for a corner. The final ball has been lacking from the Germans so far.

16:34

Gyan beats Neuer to the ball in a foot race but the Ghana No3's touch is too strong and goes out for a goal-kick.

16:33
34'A. GYAN (Ghana) sees an effort go off target.
16:32
32'NEUER (Germany) blocks the shot.

GREAT SAVE: Sulley Muntari strikes one from distance that could be real trouble for Neuer, but the Germany No1 is quick to react and punches clear.

16:32
32'MUNTARI (Ghana) sees his effort hit the target.
16:32

Atsu does well to start a Ghanaian attack but he is let down by Gyan's cross, which floats harmlessly out of bounds.

16:29
30'KROOS (Germany) swings in the corner.
16:28

Mario Gotze makes his first impact on the match and is alone running down the right side. He looks for Muller but Ghana intercept the cross and play out for a corner.

16:26
27'A. GYAN (Ghana) is ruled offside.
16:25
25'KROOS (Germany) sees an effort go off target.

An ambitious strike from Kroos sails high and wide.

16:24

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16:23

An acrobatic clearance by Jonathan Mensah shuts down Germany's latest attack, which gets some applause from the Estadio Castelao crowd.

16:22
23'RABIU (Ghana) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on KROOS (Germany).
16:21

Ozil finds Muller inside the box this time but a great tackle sees the Germany No13 play the ball out for a goal-kick.

16:20
16:19
20'MÜLLER (Germany) is ruled offside.
16:19
20'PRINCE (Ghana) sees an effort go off target.
16:17
18'DAUDA (Ghana) blocks the shot.

Dauda handles Khedira's strike comfortably after good build-up from the Germans sees Muller play into Ozil who finds the Germany No6 at the top of the box, but his strike isn't powerful enough to trouble the Ghana keeper.

16:17
18'KHEDIRA (Germany) sees his effort hit the target.
16:12
13'NEUER (Germany) blocks the shot.

GOOD SAVE: Mohammed Rabiu receives the ball after a nice spell of possession from Ghana and his shot is bending away from Manuel Neuer but the goalkeeper is able to push the ball clear.

16:12
13'ATSU (Ghana) sees his effort hit the target.
16:12
13'GÖTZE (Germany) commits a foul.
16:11
12'RABIU (Ghana) is penalised after committing a foul.
16:11
11'JONATHAN (Ghana) blocks the shot.
16:10
11'KROOS (Germany) sees his effort hit the target.
16:10

Mezut Ozil tries to spring Thomas Muller into Ghana's area but Dauda does well to come out and take the ball before the Bayern Munich man can get to it.

16:09
10'KHEDIRA (Germany) is penalised after committing a foul.
16:08
9'PRINCE (Ghana) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on LAHM (Germany).
16:06
7'A. GYAN (Ghana) sees an effort go off target.

GOOD CHANCE: Ghana break down the far side and Christian Atsu's cross comes in to find Asamoah Gyan, who is under pressure and his shot misses high. Good early opportunity from the Black Stars, though.

16:05
16:02
3'PRINCE (Ghana) is penalised after committing a foul.
16:02
3'KHEDIRA (Germany) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on MUNTARI (Ghana).
16:02

The biggest change in Ghana's side from their 2-1 loss to USA is in goal, with the introduction of Fatau Dauda in favour of Adam Larsen Kwarasey. That could be a reaction from coach James Kwesi Appiah to combat Germany's height - the tallest squad at Brazil 2014.

16:00
The match kicks off.

Germany kick off to start the football in Fortaleza

15:58
15:57

THE LINE-UPS

15:56

God Bless Our Homeland Ghana now plays, and the Black Stars are standing very proudly on the pitch, taking in their anthem while their supporters sing it loudly and proudly from the stands.

15:55

First up is Germany's national anthem, Das Deutschlandlied, which is played as the team group together and stand arm-in-arm.

15:54

And here they come now. It's a full crowd at the Estadio Castelao, and everyone seems roaring to go.

15:51

Germany and Ghana are gathering in the tunnel, getting ready to walk out for their national anthems.

15:51

MESSI MAGIC
In case you missed it, Messi's game-winning goal can be seen below.

15:50

Your 11

These are the most-popular line-ups chosen by FIFA.com users.

Germany
GermanyGER

1 Manuel NEUER, 5 Mats HUMMELS, 16 Philipp LAHM, 17 Per MERTESACKER, 20 Jerome BOATENG, 6 Sami KHEDIRA, 7 Bastian SCHWEINSTEIGER, 8 Mesut OEZIL, 18 Toni KROOS, 19 Mario GOETZE, 13 Thomas MUELLER

Ghana
GhanaGHA

12 Adam KWARASEY, 2 Samuel INKOOM, 4 Daniel OPARE, 19 Jonathan MENSAH, 21 John BOYE, 5 Michael ESSIEN, 9 Kevin Prince BOATENG, 10 Andre AYEW, 11 Sulley MUNTARI, 20 Kwadwo ASAMOAH, 3 Asamoah GYAN

15:49

THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Tonight's referee is the Brazilian, Sandro Ricci

15:48

COLOURFUL SUPPORT
Fans for Germany and Ghana are in the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza ready to support their sides!

15:45
15:41

BIRTHDAY BOY
Faryd Mondragon, the oldest compeititor at Brazil 2014, turns 43 today. Take a look back at some of the Colombia goalkeeper's best moments.

15:40

Head-to-Head

Germany
GermanyGER
Ghana
GhanaGHA
.2Wins0.
.0Draws0.
7Total Goals scored1
15:37

DID YOU KNOW?
Germany have a good record against African opposition in their six previous World Cup meetings, having collected four wins, one draw and just one defeat, 2-1 against Algeria in 1982. The Germans bagged a total of seven goals in those matches, all in the second half. They have also kept clean sheets in their last three encounters against CAF representatives, thwarting Morocco 1-0 in 1986, Cameroon 2-0 in 2002 and Ghana 1-0 in 2010.

15:35
15:31

MARIO GOTZE
“It’s really important that we cover every area of the pitch and always pick the right moment to move forward. Each of us knows what we have to do out there.”

15:27

HEAD TO HEAD:
The Germans won both of the pair’s previous meetings, 6-1 in a friendly match in 1993 and 1-0 in the 2010 World Cup, when Mesut Ozil netted the winner.

15:25

ASAMOAH GYAN
“Germany are the group favourites and their morale will be high after beating a team of the calibre of Portugal 4-0. We won’t be feeling quite so good but we’ll be determined to do ourselves justice.”

15:21

STAT ATTACK:
Of the 210 goals that Germany have scored in the World Cup, 11.9 per cent were struck by players with the surname Muller: 14 were netted by Gerd (1970, 1974), eight by Thomas (2010, 2014), two by Dieter (1978) and one by Hansi (1978).

15:20

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15:17
15:16

The German goalkeepers take the field to warm-up and they are greeted with warm applause inside the Estadio Castelao.

15:14

BOATENG BROTHERS BATTLE
Probably the most talked about storyline leading up to today's clash is the re-match between brothers Jerome and Kevin-Prince Boateng. Jerome helped lead Germany to a 1-0 win at South Africa 2010 over Kevin-Prince's Ghana, and we're set to see the two tussle again at Brazil 2014. Understandably, there are some mixed emotions involved when the two family members compete against one another.

15:11

MESSI MAGIC TAKES ARGENTINA THROUGH
In case you may have missed the match in Belo Horizonte, an impressive Iran were within minutes of holding Argentina to a goalless draw until captain Lionel Messi put on a wonderful display of indiviudal skill and scored in the 91st minute to see La Albiceleste past Team Melli 1-0.

15:09

GERMANY-GHANA LINE-UPS
The starting XIs for the two teams in Fortaleza have been announced!

15:05

PODOLSKI THE TRENDSETTER
BBC reporter Ben Smith has this picture from the Estadio Castelao, as the teams go through their pre-match rituals.

15:04

DISCOVER GHANA
Learn a little more about the Black Stars

15:04

DISCOVER GERMANY
Learn a little more about Die Mannschaft

15:01

GUTEN TAG / GOOD AFTERNOON: 
Hello and welcome to the second game of this World Cup matchday. Lionel Messi has just seen off Iran in Belo Horizonte and our attention now turns to Fortaleza where Germany will be looking to continue their good form. They saw off Portugal emphatically in their opening game, while today's opponents Ghana were defeated by a last gasp USA effort. You can #joinin with today's coverage on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

15:00

Weather

Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza

  • Partly Cloudy
  • 29° CTemperature
  • 19 m/sWind
  • 61 %Humidity
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Germany
GermanyGER
  • 1NEUER (GK)
  • 4HÖWEDES
  • 5HUMMELS
  • 6KHEDIRA
  • 8ÖZIL
  • 13MÜLLER
  • 16LAHM (C)
  • 17MERTESACKER
  • 18KROOS
  • 19GÖTZE
  • 20BOATENG
Ghana
GhanaGHA
  • 16DAUDA (GK)
  • 3A. GYAN (C)
  • 7ATSU
  • 9PRINCE
  • 10A. AYEW
  • 11MUNTARI
  • 17RABIU
  • 19JONATHAN
  • 20K. ASAMOAH
  • 21BOYE
  • 23HARRISON

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