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2010 FIFA World Cup: Ghana's Squad Announced

Andrew Jordan@@Andrew_JordanSenior Writer IMay 30, 2010

NUREMBERG, GERMANY - JUNE 22:  Ghana players huddle before the start of the FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 match between Ghana and USA played at the Stadium Nuernberg on June 22, 2006 in Nuremberg, Germany.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Stu Forster/Getty Images

With the June 1 deadline to submit their final World Cup roster, Ghana have decided to name their 23 man roster two days before the FIFA mandated deadline.

Ghana's roster for this World Cup looks like this:

Goalkeepers: Richard Kingson, Daniel Agyei, Stephen Aholu

Defenders: John Painstil, John Mensah, Samuel Inkoom, Hans Adu Sarpei, Rahim Ayew, Lee Addy, Isaac Vorsah, Jonathan Mensah

Midfielders: Kwadwo Asamoah, Anthony Annan, Sulley Muntari, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, Stephen Appiah, Andre Ayew, Derek Boateng

Forwards: Asamoah Gyan, Prince Tagoe, Dominic Adiyiah, Mathew Amoah

The six players that coach Milovan Rajevac cut from his provisional squad for South Africa are as followed: Stephen Adams, Eric Addo, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Laryea Kingston, Haminu Draman, and Bernard Kumordzi.

Ghana will be going into this World Cup in Group D, with matches on June 13 against Serbia at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, followed by Australia on June 18 at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenberg and Germany on June 23 at Johannesburg's Soccer City.

Of course, the one notable player who did not make Ghana's final roster was star midfielder Michael Essien, who has been absent since acquiring a knee injury in January's African Cup of Nations.

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