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World Cup fever has gripped the fans worldwide. FIFA's official site disclosed that as many as 2.57 million tickets have already been allocated to the fans and the sales continue to rise. The second time hosts, Brazil will be welcoming tourists from all parts of the world and is all set with the arrangements. On 12th June, 32 teams will be heading to Arena Corinthians for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony. The curtain ceremony will last for an hour, featuring spectacular performances by world renowned musicians. Like all other sides, Ghana is also ready for this biggest sporting event of the year and will play its first game on 16th June.
Ghana has been placed in a tough pool that also includes Germany and United States. If reports are to be believed, Ghana tickets for its first round games have already been sold out. The team will play its second match against Germany at the Estadio Castelao arena on 21st June. Portugal vs. Ghana is scheduled for 26th June at the Estadio Nacional de Brasilia Mane Garrincha Brasilia. Playing its warm up games soon, Ghana's coach Akwasi Appiah will be testing out goalkeeping options and finalizing the side for the tournament. The Black Stars, as the team Ghana is fondly called, is confident about its games, especially with the return of its key players Jonathan Mensah and John Boye. Kwadwo Asamoah is also ready to give his best in Brazil.
All eyes are on Asamoah as he is Ghana's best player. Confident with the current roster and its training, in an interview to BBC the midfielder stated, “When we get to the World Cup we will show the whole world what we are made of”. The team will be heading into the competition by focusing on one game at a time, without targeting the quarterfinals or the semis. The players are set to enjoy each game and mentioned that they will be singing and having a great time in their bus rides, creating a union that's required to win at such level.
Although Ghana still has to prove itself at major championships, the team has shown incredible improvement over the years. So much so, that in 2005 it was awarded “FIFA's Most Improved Team” title. In 2006, the team advanced to the World Cup for the first time and made it to the second round. In 2010, Ghana played superbly and reached the Quarterfinals. Captain Asamoah Gyan is confident that the team won't crack under pressure and while it will be facing the toughest of sides, it will give its best. Ghana has promised its fans that it will make them proud and make each game count.