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Black Stars could play world champions Spain in historic clash

Published on: Dec 02, 2012 at 1:53pm

Ghana will play European champions Spain in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil if the Black Stars manage to win next month's Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

The Black Stars are one of the favourites for Africa's flagship competition and a fifth continental title success will hand them a historic clash against the world champions.

The next African champions will battle Spain, Tahiti and Uruguay in Group B, while Group A houses hosts Brazil Japan, Mexico and Italy.

The draw was held in Sao Paulo on Saturday for the competition, which will take place from June 15 to 30 and will serve as a dress rehearsal for the 2014 World Cup also in Brazil.

Africa have yet to win this prestigious tournament with the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon coming the closest to reach this global milestone when they lost 1-0 to France after extra time in the 2003 edition.

South Africa hosted the last tournament three years ago with Brazil beating United States of America 3-2 in a thrilling final. Spain placed third after they defeated the host country 3-2 after extra time.

Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire have also finished fourth in this competition among the various confederation champions.


This article has 25 comment(s), give your comment

  • Ibrahim Diko says:
    December 03, 2012 06:38 pm
    God will make it happed.
  • legendero says:
    December 03, 2012 08:42 am
    what a dream!!! anyway its allowed. you were not even runners up, yet you have such high hopes.
  • Keage says:
    December 03, 2012 08:19 am
    @ Anstrong or whosoever u call urself. Wh@ do u think people from Ksi are? U should @ least grow up & stop behaving like a baby. U should be smarter than that. WISE UP!
  • justice says:
    December 03, 2012 06:14 am
  • Rasheed. says:
    December 02, 2012 11:51 pm
    Maxwell my brother please don't be too harsh on the press,because they are not the deciding factor.The problem is that, we do not present our best players for the AFCON. Too much favouritism in selecting players to black stars.
  • Apong says:
    December 02, 2012 11:21 pm
    We have been favorites for the past 31 years,lets hope it will be true dis time around....
  • anokwale says:
    December 02, 2012 09:50 pm
    Too much talk too soon. Let us focus on AFCON please. Thank you.
  • Africanus says:
    December 02, 2012 08:15 pm
    Ghanaian journalist like writing nonsense. We do not even know our first eleven players for the AFCOnyet, and somebody is dreaming of playing in the confederations cup. Dream on!!!
  • noic says:
    December 02, 2012 07:32 pm
    u mean zambia,or do u honestly think zambia will give away th afcon trophy on there home ground,think again
  • Chidi says:
    December 02, 2012 05:56 pm
    LMAO dreamers
  • Boakye says:
    December 02, 2012 06:37 pm
    Stupid article. What makes u think we will win Afcon? Let's keep on day dreaming.
  • Albert says:
    December 02, 2012 04:25 pm
    If you don't have anything to write, just stop these irrelevant articles here. This is an open secret.Any team that wins the tournament will definitely play against them. As if you don't learn from other better football websites. Goal and givemefootball will not publish such irrelevant article. Take a bow Ghana Soccernet.
  • Ghanaman says:
    December 02, 2012 01:20 pm
    Lets work hard, prepare for each opponent well by understanding them, and put it all on the line FIGHTING FOR EVERY INCH OF SPACE and EVERY BALL.... and we will be Champions again.
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    December 02, 2012 01:14 pm
    I swear I get very upset anytime I read stories like this, the press has been the main reason why we've been underachieved for 3 decades now. Always putting pressure on the team prior to major tournaments especially the AFCON but what do we see poor show after poor show, they've now started again. I wouldn't be surprised if we don't win this tourney, we shouldn't raise our hopes high at all.
  • Ansong says:
    December 02, 2012 01:34 pm
    We always have a good team ready to fight for Ghana but these unqualified kumasi coaches do not have what it takes to win any cup.wise up*
  • Al says:
    December 02, 2012 01:49 pm
    Couldnt have said it Better
  • red says:
    December 02, 2012 02:23 pm
    gh agyimi paaaaa
  • Yaw says:
    December 02, 2012 02:30 pm
    Our journalists keep acting like their counterparts in England. They make too much noise and put pressure on the national team and we see very little when it comes to the action. Can they for once stop distracting the team?
  • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:
    December 02, 2012 02:57 pm
    gh fools association. counting your chickens before......LOL
  • texas says:
    December 02, 2012 01:52 pm
    This is no news. Everyone football follower know this.
  • Prime says:
    December 02, 2012 03:21 pm
    Ghanaians den dema calculations ..!!!
  • Kwesi says:
    December 02, 2012 03:55 pm
    Useless article
  • MUSAH FIFA says:
    December 02, 2012 12:13 pm
    this is a dream, and i hope it should come true.
  • Edmond says:
    December 02, 2012 12:00 pm
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