Dream big boys! USA VS GHANA...world cup 2010

All the key facts:USA and Ghana

The only previous meeting between these two sides was won 2-1 by Ghana in the group stage of the 2006 World Cup.

Ghana are only the second African team to reach the knockout stages in two consecutive World Cups. Nigeria were the first team to achieve that feat in 1998.

The Black Stars’ last three finals goals have all come from the penalty spot.

If he plays, London Donovan will beat the USA’s all-time record of 11 WC finals appearances, previously held by Cobi Jones and Earnest Stewart.

African sides have won two of their five games against CONCACAF teams, drawing twice and losing only once; the USA beat Algeria to secure their place in the 2nd Round.

50% of the goals the USA conceded in the last three World Cups have come from set-pieces.

Ghana’s last five wins in international games have seen the Africans beat their opponents 1-0.

The USA have lost three of their four knockout matches at the World Cup finals, conceding eight goals in the process.

Asamoah Gyan has netted 50% of Ghana’s goals in World Cup finals so far (three out of six).

If the USA beat Ghana it would be the first time since 1930 that the US team has won two consecutive World Cup matches.