Ghana send Muntari and Boateng home from World Cup 'for indiscipline'

Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng have been expelled from Ghana's World Cup squad for disciplinary problems. The announcement comes just hours before Ghana play Portugal in their crucial final game in Group D.

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Muntari and Boateng sent home from World Cup

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.

Sulley Muntari allegedly attacked a staff member. Credit: PA

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".

Kevin-Prince Boateng will play no further part in the World Cup. Credit: Reuters

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

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Will Ferrell: 'I'll bite every German player if I have to'

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.

Read: US provide excuse letter for fans wanting to avoid work

US provide excuse letter for fans wanting to avoid work

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.

The letter was signed by head coach Jurgen Kinsmann. Credit: US Soccer

For all the build up to the USA's crucial match with Germany, visit ITV's World Cup site

Hodgson: 'We gave fans something to cheer about'

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.

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Hodgson: "I'm pleased we gave the fans something to cheer about with our performance. We outplayed them in midfield." #CRC 0-0 #ENG

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Roy Hodgson: "We showed today what a good team we can be. Apart from the first 10 minutes I thought we dominated." #CRC 0-0 #ENG

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Fans joke about the cost of Brazil trip during last match

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 fans hold up a banner of the 'priceless' trip to Brazil. Credit: Nick Potts/PA

England currently draw 0-0 with Costa Rica in their last World Cup match.

More: Watch the match between England and Costa Rica on ITV Sport

England fans in good spirits despite early World Cup exit

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.

England fans cheer in Costa Rica. Credit: EMPICS Sport/PA
An England fan holds a comical placard for John Terry. Credit: Mike Egerton/PA

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