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7 years ago
Ghana beat US, book berth in last 16

Nuremberg, June 22 (DPA) Ghana beat US 2-1 Thursday to secure qualification to the last 16 of the 2006 World Cup, thanks to goals from Haminu Dramani and a Stephen Appiah penalty. The Americans equalised Dramani's effort through Clint Dempsey but found no way back from Appiah's spot-kick on the stroke of half time and go home with just a point from their three games. Things s...

7 years ago
US holds Italy to draw in Group E match

Kaiserslautern (Germany), June 18 (DPA) The United States held Italy to a 1-1 draw in an explosive World Cup Group E match in Kaiserslautern on Saturday. With three players sent off, the US was reduced to a nine-man team as it faced 10-man Italy in the match. AC Milan striker Alberto Gilardino headed a 22nd minute opener for Italy then Cristian Zaccardo knocked a Bobby Convey...

7 years ago
Czech ease past the US

Gelsenkirchen, June 12 (DPA) The Czech Republic got off to a winning 3-0 World Cup start Monday against the US with a fifth minute strike from record goal-scorer Jan Koller and a spectacular goal from Tomas Rosicky. But Czech celebrations were muted because goal hero Koller was carried off just before half time with what looked like a hamstring pull and could miss the rest of the tournament...

7 years ago
American spies active in Europe for World Cup

Washington, June 2 (DPA) When the World Cup is at stake, spies can make a difference. Not the cloak-and-dagger kind, but players who can gauge other countries' stars from league games, know what it's like to play in a soccer-obsessed country, even speak the host nation's language. Among the teams looking to its Germany-based scouts is the US, which has three 'Germans'. About half of the squ...

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