Sports activities Information of Friday, 26 June 2020
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On this working day 26 June 2010 (Just 10 several years in the past now) Ghana grew to become the only the 3rd African facet to access the quarter-closing stage at the FIFA World Cup immediately after Asamoah Gyan smashed an more-time winner to knock out the Usa at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa.
The Black Stars, the only remaining African team in the tournament, emulated Cameroon in 1990 and Senegal in 2002.
Ghana, who defeated the United states of america 2-1 in a very important team match at the 2006 Planet Cup, appeared to have the measure of Bob Bradley’s crew soon after Kevin-Prince Boateng gave them an early direct in Rustenburg with a small strike.
But the People in america arrived again strongly after the crack and equalised by way of a Landon Donovan penalty.
They seemed the most most likely winners of a contest that had noticed Ghana eliminate the drive and function that characterised their first-50 % engage in.
Ghana experienced not scored 2 times in a match in 2010 and both of those their previous plans in South Africa had arrive from the penalty place, but they were the exceptional team in additional-time and survived some anxious last times to seal a well known gain.
Milovan Rajevac’s crew, enjoying a 4-2-3-1 process and showing remarkable toughness and drive, dominated the opening half to the extent that US midfielder Ricardo Clark was substituted just after just 30 minutes.
The Black Stars’ intention immediately after 5 minutes was partly the fault of the unfortunate Clark, who experienced his pocket picked by Boateng deep in his possess half.
The Portsmouth midfielder, who produced quite a few telling runs from deep positions before fading soon after the break, shut in on purpose before providing a reduced still left-foot strike from 18 yards that Tim Howard could possibly come to feel he ought to have saved.
The US, who won their group, continued to make issues of their have generating, with Jay DeMerit enabling a prolonged kick downfield from Richard Kingson to achieve Kwadwo Asamoah, whose small strike was brilliantly saved by Howard.
Former US president Bill Clinton viewed from the stands as Ghana, sporting a unique purple and yellow strip, smothered their opposition, who struggled to keep possession.
But Michael Bradley did get in guiding at the time through the opening 50 %, although a slip-up by the unsure Jonathan Mensah resulted in Clint Dempsey actively playing in Robbie Findlay, but the striker’s shot was well saved.
Mentor Bradley experienced been decisive in his withdrawal of Clark and replaced striker Findley with midfield Benny Feilhaber at the break, pushing Dempsey into a far more superior posture.
It was a selection that just about paid instantaneous dividends when the substitute was performed as a result of, but a significant very first contact authorized Kingston to progress from his target and block Feilhaber’s subsequent shot.
Donovan’s equaliser from the spot went in off the write-up following Jonathan Mensah finished Dempsey’s surging operate into the box with a late and clumsy problem.
Ghana had absent fully off the boil and could have fallen powering when a ball about the major caught out their superior line of defence but Kingson, who had an outstanding activity, was yet again rapidly off his line to deny Jozy Altidore and, afterwards, a low strike from Bradley.
Altidore tussled with John Mensah as Ghana struggled to offer with a extensive ball – and irrespective of likely to ground the US striker pretty much scored with a low strike.
The Us residents profligacy was punished in the third minute of additional-time when Gyan showed strength and composure to handle a extended ball forward with his upper body and bury his strike from a extensive-angle irrespective of the near proximity of two defenders.
Ghana Line-up: Richard Kingson, John Pantsil, Hans Sarpei/Lee Addy, Jonathan Mensah, John Mensah, Anthony Annan, Samuel Inkoom/Sulley Muntari, Kevin Prince Boateng/Stephen Appiah, Kwadwo Asamoah, Asamoah Gyan, Andre Ayew
Supervisor: Milovan Rajevac
United states Line-up: Tim Howard, Carlos Bocanegra, Michael Bradley, Steve Cherundolo, Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan, Jonathan Bornstein, Ricardo Clark/Maurice Edu, Jay DeMerit, Jozy Altidore, Robbie Findley/Benny Feilhaber
Manager: Bob Bradley
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
On this working day 26 June 1992 (Particularly 28 several years ago these days) Denmark beat Germany 2- to gain their only European Championship at the Ullevi in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Underdogs Denmark took the direct in the initially 50 percent from a John Jensen right-footed shot into the top rated suitable-hand corner of the net from just inside of the penalty box. Denmark sealed the victory with a 2nd aim from Kim Vilfort with 12 minutes to go, Vilfort taking pictures minimal remaining footed in off the base-ideal corner of the publish and past Bodo Illgner. With this end result, Denmark captured their very first-at any time main championship at the expenditure of the defending Entire world Champions.
The to start with major prospect of the match fell to the Germans after Matthias Sammer sprang Stefan Reuter into a one particular on one with Peter Schmeichel. Reuter tried to chip the keeper who experienced gone to ground, but the Manchester United keeper lifted his arms to deflect the shot.
Denmark took the guide in the nineteenth moment following a go that commenced by profitable possession near the German corner flag, by using a crunching tackle on Andreas Brehme by Kim Vilfort. Flemming Povlsen picked up the loose ball, and pulled the ball back again to John Jensen just within the penalty space. Jensen sent the ball into the leading corner of the web, with the rate on the shot carrying it previous Bodo Illgner.
Jensen just about scored all over again, right after hitting a Brian Laudrup corner on the volley, forcing Illgner into a conserve. For most of the to start with 50 percent, and early in the next 50 %, Germany had the bulk of the possession and pictures, but were being unable to generate numerous distinct chances, with the Danes blocking quite a few German tries.
Jürgen Klinsmann experienced an great possibility to amount the scores late on in the match, but Schmeichel reacted brilliantly to tip the German’s effort over the crossbar.
Denmark sealed the upset in the 78th moment, when Claus Christiansen received a header on the halfway line, Vilfort reacted first, acquiring the move on the operate. With his next touch, Vilfort took the ball away from Brehme and Thomas Helmer, and with his third, he despatched a very low hard work towards purpose which bounced off Illgner’s article, and into the net.
Denmark had certified only just after FR Yugoslavia (who certified as Yugoslavia) was disqualified as a end result of the breakup and warfare in the place.
Denmark Line-up: Peter Schmeichel, Lars Olsen (C), Torben Piechnik, Kent Nielsen, John Siverbaek (Claus Christiansen), Kim Christofte, John Jensen, Kim Vilfort, Henrik Larsen, Brian Laudrup, Fleming Poulsen
Manager: Richard Moller Nielsen
Germany: Bodo Illgner, Guido Buchwald, Jurgen Kohler, Thomas Helmer, Stafan Reiter, Andreas Brehme (C), Mathias Sammer (Thomas Doll), Stafan Effenberg (Andreas Thom), Thomas Häßler, Karl- Heinz Riedle, Jurgen Klinsman
Manager: Berti Vogts
Referee: Bruno Galler (Switzerland)
On this working day 26 June 2014 (Just 6 several years ago currently) Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was suspended from all football-connected action for four months for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in a globe cup match.
In addition, the then Liverpool participant, 27, was also banned for 9 intercontinental matches, ruling him out of the relaxation of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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