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Ghana beats US, through to quarter finals

06-27-2010 09:00 BJT Special Report: World Cup 2010 |

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The second team to advance to the quarterfinals is Ghana who upended the USA 2-1 in extra time.

Kevin-Prince Boateng put Ghana 1-0 ahead against the United States at half-time. Landon Donovan pulled the Americans back onto the same footing with a 62nd-minute penalty kick. Asamoah Gyan scored the significant goal for Ghana in the 93rd minute.

Ghana will meet Uruguay at Johannesburg's Soccer City in a quarter-final on Friday. Ghana is the only one of six African sides in the tournament to make it past the group stage.

Landon Donovan (L) of the United States vies with Kevin-Prince Boateng of Ghana during their 2010 World Cup round of 16 soccer match at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa, on June 26, 2010. (Xinhua/Wang Yuguo)
Landon Donovan (L) of the United States vies with Kevin-Prince Boateng of Ghana during
their 2010 World Cup round of 16 soccer match at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg,
South Africa, on June 26, 2010. (Xinhua/Wang Yuguo)

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