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2014 World Cup: Bristol City's favourite Albert Adomah gets a piece of the Brazil action

Published on: 18 June 2014
Albert Adomah

Former Bristol City fans' favourite Albert Adomah realised his dream of playing at a World Cup finals in Brazil on Monday night.

He came on as a substitute in the Group G opener between Ghana and the United States in the Estadio das Dunas in Natal with with 13 minutes to go

Adomah was on the pitch when Andre Ayew equalised for the Black Stars in the 81st minute and the Londoner joined in raucous African celebrations.

But his night ended in heartache as John Brooks headed in from a corner to snatch a dramatic 2-1 victory for the United States with just four minutes remaining.

Left on the bench for the opening game, Londoner Adomah, who joined City from Barnet in 2010 and left to join Middlesbrough last August, will hope to start when the Black Stars take on group favourites Germany in their next fixture on Saturday.

US head coach Jurgen Klinsmann was proud of the determination his side showed in their late win.

He said: "This is definitely the start that you want," Klinsmann said. "They worked hard for it and it is just a good feeling to have the first three points.

"All over the field it was a very dynamic game, a game where chances were created on both sides.

"But I always saw opportunities coming as we played quickly in transition. Obviously when a set piece comes like a corner kick we have more hope because we are good at that.

"We train for those things and have determined players that go in for those balls.

"I think it a big moment for John Anthony Brooks coming into this game at half-time. It is a special moment for the boy. He did well."


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  • zongo says:
    June 18, 2014 06:10 pm
    Adoma should be part of kwasi appiah's family or something very intimate b/t he decide to show him out whether GHANA loose or win
  • kwamina says:
    June 18, 2014 12:19 pm
    Coach Appiah must go!!
  • Benny says:
    June 18, 2014 12:44 pm
    AA got his tactics wrong with USA because he set out to accommodate Adomah at any cost.He played Atsu with a view to bring Adomah later on.Can anybody tell whether Atsu going off for Adomah at a time we needed a goal was wise or naive or stupid favour mongering. Which coach uses his weak players to wear opposing team off then bring on his strong team except a new football theory brewed in DR AA's pot. I told you guys that AA will at any cost take Adomah and gave reasons and gospel facts yet some jealous lousy idiot ruin insult but those who decided to take me on ,realise that l am not a push over. It will take Devine favour to sees us through.I don't know what AA learnt hoping from man city to Anfield all just a waste of Ghanaian tax payers money. I believe now he would realise that he is a match away to loose his job so he will be serious.Which national team will employ AA after Ghana. Bobo would probably have done a better job. I hope the heavens somehow favour us against Germany because as at now l know l have lost £100 bet on Ghana qualifying from the group thanks to clueless AA.
  • Dan says:
    June 18, 2014 03:16 pm
    Benny I feel your pain. Please bear in mind you not the only one losing a bet on this. We all saw this coming giving the type of coach we had, yet we somehow had a belief we will win. I guess that's the difference between dreams and reality.
  • Anane Appiah says:
    June 18, 2014 07:50 pm
    The Adomah issue must be investigated, Benny. There is no tactical, strategic or technical reason for Atsu's sub by that Adomah. There is indeed something behind this that demands answers
  • benny says:
    June 18, 2014 08:07 pm
    Dan you're right bruv , dreams and reality.