Tag Archives: 2018 World Cup qualifiers

Gyan praises Black Stars for massive Congo win


Black Stars skipper, Asamoah Gyan, was full of admiration for his team mates as they romped to a 5-1 win over Congo Brazzaville on Tuesday in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Gyan could not play due to a groin injury but he travelled with the team to Brazzaville and watched as Thomas Partey and Richmond Boakye-Yiadom scored on the day ...

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World Cup qualifying: Argentina struggle to a draw with Venezuela

Lionel Messi has one goal in three appearances for Argentina in 2017 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Argentina’s 2018 World Cup qualifying struggles continued with a 1-1 home draw against bottom side Venezuela. Jhon Murillo gave the visitors the lead with a close-range finish but a second-half own goal earned Argentina a point. They are fifth in the South American standings with two games remaining and the top four qualifying automatically – the fifth-placed team faces a ...

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Congo 1-5 Ghana: How the Black Stars players rated


Thomas Partey scored a hat-trick as the Black Stars kept their hopes of securing a place at the 2018 World Cup alive with a 5-1 win over Congo in Brazzaville on Tuesday. Richmond Boakye-Yiadom also chipped in with two goals as the Black Stars cruised to their first win of World Cup Qualifying. With World Cup Qualification hanging in the ...

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Gyan, Ayew out of Congo clash in Brazzaville


Black Stars captains Asamoah Gyan and Andre Ayew will have to cheer their team mates from the touchlines in Brazzaville after it emerged that they had picked up injuries ruling them out of the match. The two players were taken off in the 1-1 draw in Kumasi in the second half and it has now been revealed that they were ...

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Belgium books place in Russia 2018 World Cup

Jan Vertonghen won his 92nd cap for Belgium in Greece (Image credit: Rex Features)

Belgium became the first European side to join hosts Russia at next summer’s World Cup finals as goals from Jan Vertonghen and Romelu Lukaku gave them victory in Greece. All three goals came in a five-minute second-half period, which began with Vertonghen firing Belgium ahead. Zeca brought Greece level soon after but Lukaku scored the final goal with a glancing ...

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“We will give our best against Congo”- Andre Ayew


Black Stars vice captain Andre Ayew has assured that the team will be on their A game when they come up against Congo at the Baba Yara Stadium on Friday in their 2018 World Cup qualifier. The Black Stars have lost considerable ground on rivals Egypt in Group E with just a point from their opening two games, but still ...

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Black Stars to begin training in Kumasi on Monday

Ghana Black Stars training

The Black Stars will begin preparations for their World Cup qualifying match against Congo at the Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi on Monday August 28 at 3:30pm. Players named in coach Kwesi Appiah’s 24-man squad are expected to start arriving in Ghana on Sunday evening. The squad will move to Kumasi where coach Appiah and his technical team will take the ...

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Kwesi Appiah: Anything is still possible in World Cup qualifiers


Despite being 5 points behind Egypt in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, Black Stars head coach Kwesi Appiah believes that the team has a chance of making it to the tournament. Ghana will take on Congo Brazzaville in Kumasi on September 1 and in Brazzaville on September 5 and wins from those matches will prove very vital especially if Egypt ...

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