Ghana at the World Cup
Ghana claimed their first-ever place at the finals of a FIFA World Cup tournament in 2006, after nine previous qualifying attempts. During the tournament they lost to Italy and Brazil, but beat Czechia and USA, and made it through to the second round.
Ghana also participated in the 2010 and reached the quarter finals.
Ghana participated in the 2014 tournament, failed to qualify in 2018, but is again in tournament in 2022.
- The Ghanan national soccer team is called the 'Black Stars'
- On their debut in the 1962 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Ghana were narrowly knocked out by Morocco. The qualification group for the 2002 FIFA World Cup proved a nightmare for the Ghanaians - the team ended up in fourth place behind Nigeria, Liberia and Sudan.
- Ghana had the youngest team in the FIFA World Cup 2006 with an average age of 23 years and 352 days
- In 2009, Ghana became the first African team to win the U/20 World Cup.
- About the women's team from Ghana at the FIFA Women's World Cup
- List of all countries who have participated in the World Cup
- FIFA World Cup Home
- Sport in Ghana