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2014 World Cup: Ghana has the youngest squad in Brazil

Published on: 06 June 2014
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Ghana squad has the youngest amongst the 32 sides named for the World Cup in Brazil.

The Black Stars team has an average age of 24.9 compared to Argentina, who have the oldest with an average age of 28.4 years.

The youngest player selected for the World Cup is Cameroon forward Fabrice Olinga, who turned 18 on May 12.

Colombia have the two oldest players - reserve goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon, who will turn 43 during the group phase of the tournament and defender Mario Yepes, who is 38.

Though Asamoah Gyan and Sulley Muntari go for their third World Cup, they trail Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, who joins Mexico's Antonio Carbajal and German Lothar Matthaeus in being selected for five World Cups.

Uruguay, Ivory Coast, Bosnia and Ghana have the most foreign based players with 22, while Fabio Capello's Russia side have the least with zero.

Germany's Miroslav Klose is one goal short of Brazil striker Ronaldo's all-time World Cup scoring record of 15.


This article has 4 comment(s), give your comment
  • Chamabor Kaski says:
    June 06, 2014 08:40 pm
    Ghana we want to go and bring the cup in the name of God
  • 21guns says:
    June 06, 2014 12:27 pm
    Ghana have the strength and stamina as well ..God bless Ghana
  • awass says:
    June 06, 2014 11:16 am
    Azza gbawe awaits d trophy.golden boot 4 sure
  • Abdallah says:
    June 06, 2014 02:00 pm
    Will this being young player's leads to them be able to qualify for the next round or even goes to finals? I do believe that ageing or youngster is just a number.! What matter's most is to have skillful and experienced player's that helps alot. Esp. For these African teams where mostly came from unorganised league.