FIFA Ranking: 48

Coach: Ratomir Dujkovic

Key players: Michael Essien, Stephen Appiah, Samuel Kuffour

World Cup record: First appearance

Qualifying route: Won African Group 2

Key question: Can a side whose star player is a defensive midfielder score the goals that will be needed for Ghana to sparkle?

Squad:

Goalkeepers #
Sammy Adjei 1
George Owu 16
Richard Kingston 22
Defenders
Hans Sarpei 2
Samuel Osei Kuffour 4
John Mensah 5
Emmanuel Pappoe 6
Shilla Alhassan Illiasu 7
Habib Mohammed 13
John Pantsil 15
Daniel Quaye 17
Issah Ahmed 21
Midfielders
Michael Essien 8
Derek Boateng 9
Stephen Appiah 10
Sulley Ali Muntari 11
Eric Addo 18
Otto Addo 20
Haminu Dramani 23
Forwards
Asamoah Gyan 3
Alex Tachie-Mensah 12
Matthew Amoah 14
Razak Pimpong 19

Group matches:

v Italy, 19:00 GMT, Monday 12th June - Hanover

v Czech Republic, 16:00 GMT, Saturday 17th June - Cologne

v USA, 14:00 GMT, Thursday 22nd June - Nuremberg