2006 FIFA World Cup: Shocking Revelation of How Ghana Versus Brazil Game Was Fixed ▷ SportsBrief.com – Sports Brief

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Sixteen years after Ghana exited the FIFA World Cup at the round of 16 stage against Brazil in Germany, it has been revealed that the game was fixed.
Ghana lost 3-0 to Brazil to exit the competition at the second round during their first participation at the Mundial.
However, according to Canadian journalist Declan Hill the game was fixed by betting syndicates in Asia.
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Although Ghana were defeated 3-0, courtesy goals from Ronaldo, Adriano and Ze Roberto, the Black Stars put up a spirited performance.
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In an interview with Der Spiegel in 2008, Declan Hill gave an account of how a middleman from Ghana played a role in the match manipulation.
Hill said:
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The Ghana Football Association in a lengthy release rubbished such reports while reporting the issue to the Ghana Police for investigation.
The FA also decided to take legal action against the journalist, Declan Hill.
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the Black Stars of Ghana will play Brazil in a pre-World Cup friendly next month.
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The four times African champions will engage the five times World Champions on September 23 in Europe, with the venue yet to be confirmed.
The Ghana Football Association confirmed the high-profile friendly on their official website, as the Black Stars prepare for the World Cup in Qatar.
Source: SportsBrief.com
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