Portugal vs. Ghana: 5 Things We Learned About the Black Stars

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Portugal vs. Ghana: 5 Things We Learned About the Black Stars
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It was a case of what might have been for Ghana, as they crashed out of the World Cup after being defeated by Portugal in Brasilia.

What might have been had the Black Stars not been placed in Group G, one of the tournament’s Groups of Death?

What might have been had they kept their nerve and remained resilient in the second half against Germany? What might have been had Kwesi Appiah had the bravery to build his team around the big performers, rather than the big reputations?

Perhaps most poignantly, what might have been had the Black Stars’ final group stage against a lacklustre Portuguese side, when all that was required was a win, not been overshadowed by the controversies of the day?

There has been good and there has been bad for Ghana this summer. Here’s what we learned from the Black Stars’ final match of the summer.

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