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Liverpool legend John Barnes laments Black Stars World Cup flop

Published on: 16 August 2014
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By Rahman Osman

Follow Rahman on Twitter: @iamrahmanosman

Liverpool legend John Barnes admits the performance of the Black Stars at the just ended World Cup finals in Brazil fell below his expectation.

The Black Stars lost 2-1 to USA in their Group G opener but drew 2-2 in the second game with eventual winners Germany to keep their hopes of progression alive only to bow out after a 2-1 defeat to Portugal.

Ghana failed to better the quarter-final feat chalked four years ago in South Africa.

Barnes believes Black Stars had the potential of reaching the semi-finals of the tournament.

“The Black Stars for me could have done much better than they did,” he told

“There are a lot of reasons that Greece did well and it was that they were always at the right place at the right time.

“ For me in short I really expected more from a team that had represented Africa well in the last two world cups.”



  • mukmin says:
    August 16, 2014 05:10 pm
    @ James you must be new to football if you have never heard of John Barnes. He is a Liverpool fc legend. This is probably b4 you started watching football.
  • togbesco says:
    August 16, 2014 07:00 pm
    James pls show respect to Barnes and address him well. Hope u will take it in good faith
  • James says:
    August 16, 2014 01:55 pm
    Who is John Barnes????