Raising the bar

June 28, 2006
By Frank Dell'Apa
As the first half of the Brazil-Ghana game ended in Dortmund, Germany, on Tuesday, a colleague wondered aloud how many shots the Black Stars had attempted. It seemed Ghana had been firing at the Brazilian net pretty much at will.

The Brazilians took a 3-0 victory, but Ghana displayed a great capacity to create offense, with 17 shots, seven on goal. Ghana lacked finishers, but its offensive propensity contrasted the lack of a U.S. attack in the World Cup. Why were the Black ...

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