In Ghana we trust:
A record six African nations qualified for this World Cup, but Ghana are now the continent's only team. Their favourable draw, however, means the Black Stars stand a good chance of becoming the first African team to ever reach the semi-finals of a World Cup.
Sulley Muntari is one of four members of the Ghana squad plying their trade in Italy – 19 Africans play in Serie A, less than half those in the Premier League, which has 57 registered African players.
South African police have joined with private firms to provide top-level security to players at all times. On match days they have been keen to liaise with their counterparts abroad on how best to control their particular fans.
Nike's vivid purple, orange and white boots, worn by 44 per cent of players, have lit up the World Cup.
Despite fans arriving in beachwear, temperatures have dropped as low as -5C at night, freezing training pitches and disrupting practice sessions.Reuse content