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17.06.2014 World Cup

USA stun Ghana 2-1 in World Cup

By AFP
US defender John Brooks (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during a Group G football match between Ghana and US at the Dunas Arena in Natal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 16, 2014.  By Emmanuel Dunand (AFP)
LISTEN JUN 17, 2014
US defender John Brooks (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during a Group G football match between Ghana and US at the Dunas Arena in Natal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 16, 2014. By Emmanuel Dunand (AFP)

Natal (Brazil) (AFP) - United States beat Ghana 2-1 in their World Cup Group G clash on Monday with Clint Dempsey scoring the first goal after just 30 seconds and German-born John Brooks getting a dramatic winner.

Andre Ayew equalised for Ghana eight minutes before the end. But Brooks' first goal for his adopted country made Jurgen Klinsmann's 50th match in charge of the United States a memorable one.

Victory for the Americans avenged defeats to the same opposition in the past two World Cups, the latter when Ghana went on to the quarter-finals.

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