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Thursday, February 04, 2010

Ghana Will Be Spying On You

The Ghana Football Association have announced that they will have coaches monitoring the other teams in their group ahead of the 2010 World Cup Finals.

Quite why this is a big news story, I don't know, as I always presumed that all teams did this.

So why am I even mentioning it, you ask yourself? Well, because of this choice line from the president of the Ghana Football Association, Kwasi Nyantakyi, who said, and I quote:

"At the last World Cup in Germany, we employed the services of three scouts [to monitor the tactics of other teams in their World Cup group] and the benefits were enormous."

So, let's take a quick look at the 'enormous' benefits Ghana received from this at the 2006 World Cup.

A 2-0 loss to Italy; a 2-0 loss to the Czech Republic and, oh yes, a hard fought 2-1 victory over a severely underperforming USA.

Result: knocked out in the group stages.

Personally, I'm looking forward to similar 'enormous benefits' at South Africa 2010.

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posted by mark_s at 3:45 PM


Anonymous Maartenvd said...

Dude, get your facts right before you write something:
Ghana beat Czech Republic 2-0 and advanced to the next round, where they lost to Brazil 3-0. It only takes 2 mins to research...

9:15 AM  

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