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Ghana eye 2014 World Cup success in Brazil

Published on: 06 July 2010

Ghana midfielder Stephen Appiah believes the nation will improve on their World Cup pedigree in Brazil 2014.

The Black Stars reached the quarter-finals of the first global showpiece on African soil and were denied passage into the last-four after suffering a 4-2 shootout defeat at the hands of Uruguay.

However, even before the tie went to the dreaded lottery, the Black Stars were foiled by a Luis Suarez handball on the line, which prevented a certain goal.

Asamoah Gyan hit the crossbar with the ensuing penalty to add to the side's heartache, but Appiah is confident Ghana will be back with a vengeance in 2014.

"We did our best for Ghana and Africa, but luck was not on our side," he said after the Black Stars arrived to a hero's welcome at the Kotoko International Airport in Accra.

"I am not a prophet, but I want to say that that we will qualify for the next World Cup in 2014.

"We will be battle-ready as title contenders."

Comments

  • sunshine says:
    July 06, 2010 10:56 am
    THANK U CAPITO. BUT U MUST FIRST VOTE MILO AND NYANTAKYIE ADMINISTRATION OUT B4 WE CAN ACHIEVE THIS DREAM
  • Foo says:
    July 06, 2010 11:57 am
    If I may ask, do we have Kotoko International airport in Ghana?
  • Lucy Njeri says:
    July 06, 2010 01:01 pm
    Am from Nairobi Kenya and i watched how the Ghanians played soccer and am so impressed even my three year son knows who Gyan is a winner. Keep up the good ball and God will be with you during 2014 which is just around the corner. U might have lost but you are winners, Obviously Uruguay cheated, and we all know cheaters dont go far God bless Ghana, you did Africa proud. Cheers
  • yaw2 says:
    July 06, 2010 01:31 pm
    I dont see Ghana missing world cup again bcuz Ghana is always gonna be one of the best team in Africa to represent Africa.
  • Boateng says:
    July 06, 2010 01:55 pm
    huge Referee mistake again!!!! Gyan's Penalty actually needed to be taken again! Because the Urugyan players ran into the box way too early!! CHECK OUT THE REPLAY FOR YOURSELF: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM2wH0cJ_2U It happend Spain vs Paraguay!! and the retook the Penalty aswell! FUCK FIFA!!!
  • Siriboe says:
    July 06, 2010 02:13 pm
    huge Referee mistake again!!!! Gyan's Penalty actually needed to be taken again! Because the Urugyan players ran into the box way too early!! CHECK OUT THE REPLAY FOR YOURSELF: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM2wH0cJ_2U It happend Spain vs Paraguay!! and the retook the Penalty aswell! SHAME ON FIFA!!!
  • Abrantie-In Da House says:
    July 06, 2010 05:46 pm
    I just watched it, and damn, we really had everything against us that night. It's really true brothers, 2 uruguans were already in the 18 b4 the penalty was taken. this referee of course should be banned!!