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Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng have been expelled from Ghana's World Cup squad for disciplinary problems.
The Ghana Football Association said both had been "suspended indefinitely" in a statement.
AC Milan midfielder Muntari has been punished for an alleged "unprovoked physical attack" on a member of management staff.
Boateng was sent home for "vulgar verbal assaults" towards coach Kewsi Appiah during a training session, for which he had shown "no remorse".
The announcement comes just hours before Ghana play Portugal in their crucial final game in Group G.
For more on this story and all the build-up to Ghana's match with Portugal, visit ITV's World Cup site
Comic actor Will Ferrell has given a rousing speech to American fans in Brazil as he was unveiled as the US team's "secret weapon" for their clash with Germany.
In a YouTube video posted by the official US Soccer account, the Anchorman star is brought on stage to a hero's welcome at a gathering of fans in the city of Recife.
Although he admits he is not in "soccer shape" at the moment, Ferrell promises the fans he will do his utmost for Jurgen Klinsmann's team.
In a tongue-in-cheek reference to Uruguay's controversial striker Luis Suarez, Ferrell also promises to "bite every German player if I have to" to ensure an American victory.
The US football team has provided an excuse letter for excited fans who want to avoid work to watch their clash with Germany.
Signed by Jurgen Kinsmann, the letter says: "I understand that this absence may reduce the productivity of your workplace, but I can assure you that it is for an important cause."
Both sides are on four points in Group D, and a draw will put them through to the last 16 ahead of Ghana and Portugal.
For all the build up to the USA's crucial match with Germany, visit ITV's World Cup site
England manager Roy Hodgson has said that he was pleased the World Cup team gave the nation "something to cheer about" as they drew 0-0 with Costa Rica.
England have drawn with Costa Rica 0-0 in their last World Cup match in Brazil, bringing the curtain down on their 2014 World Cup campaign.
Three England fans have shown a banner detailing the high cost of their trip to Brazil - but can still see the funny side.
The tongue in cheek banner reads: "Flights to Rio - £1,200. Enjoying the ambiance - £2,000. Accommodation - £2,000. Arriving after elimination - priceless."
England currently draw 0-0 with Costa Rica in their last World Cup match.
England's fans have been in good spirits for the team's last World Cup game in Brazil, despite crashing out of the tournament after the first two games.
England are currently drawing with Costa Rica 0-0 in their final game in Belo Horizonte.
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