Kevin-Prince Boateng blasts Ghana’s World Cup trip after suspension from national team


Ghana veterans Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari were shockingly sent home early by coach Kwesi Appiah just a day before Ghana took on Portugal in a must-win group stage match.

According to the Ghanian FA, Boateng was sent home due to “vulgar verbal insults targeted at coach Kwesi Appiah during the team’s training session in Maceio.”

But Boateng had a different story, one that started much earlier.

In an interview with German paper Bild, Boateng called Ghana’s World Cup adventure a “nightmare from the first day of preparation to the end,” calling the organization of flights and hotels “amateurish.”

Boateng complained about sitting in coach on flights across America during their World Cup preparation, calling it a “disgrace” for a competitive athlete to have to endure such conditions.

He said they stayed in a Miami hotel that had water dripping from the ceiling and his room was “a swimming pool.”

Then, when asked about his coach Appiah, he went off. Bild asked if Boateng thought Appiah was a good coach, he simply said “no.”

“Does he have a clue of tactics” Bild asked? “No.”

He said the Ghana squad was “not a real team,” saying “everyone was busy with themselves” and claiming a few players were happy he and Muntari were sent home.

When asked about his clash with Appiah, Boateng said he was simply joking around with Muntari, but Appiah took exception to whatever he said. Boateng told reporters he was confronted by the coach and was sworn at.  He also said the clash occurred on a Monday, but wasn’t suspended until a Thursday.

So…it’s hard to see Boateng coming back to the national team after this. Oh, he touched on that too.

“I love the country and the people, but under the circumstances it is hard for any athlete to continue playing.”

“Super computer” predicts final Premier League standings

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With eight games gone and 30 to go in the Premier League, now is the time that those preseason predictions start to get revised and new knee-jerk picks are made.

[ MORE: Klopp’s 10 best quotes ] have run the numbers through their “super computer” — how big is this thing? To me, it’s the size of several rooms… — and the intriguing table will surprise many.

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Manchester City will win the title, pipping Arsenal to the crown, while Manchester United will finish in third and Chelsea will recover to finish fourth. At the bottom, only Bournemouth will be relegated out of the newly promoted teams, while it is looking bleak for Sunderland and Aston Villa.

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Click on this link via talkSPORT to see the points tally for each team, as it promises to be a tight race for the title and against relegation.

Predicted final Premier League table

1- Manchester City
2- Arsenal
3 – Manchester United
4- Chelsea
5- Liverpool
6- Tottenham Hotspur
7- Everton
8- Southampton
9- Crystal Palace
10- West Ham United
11- Swansea City
12- Stoke City
13- Leicester City
14 – West Bromwich Albion
15- Newcastle United
16- Norwich City
17- Watford
18- Bournemouth
19- Aston Villa
20- Sunderland

After defying quit calls, Blatter mediates between FAs

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ZURICH (AP) After defying pleas from FIFA sponsors to quit immediately, President Sepp Blatter is continuing regular business at soccer’s governing body, presiding over a dispute between football federations on Tuesday.

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Palestinian Football Union president Jibril Rajoub told The Associated Press: “Blatter is functioning well and in a good mood with common sense, a sense of humor.”

According to Rajoub, Blatter ruled at Tuesday’s meeting with Saudi Arabia’s federation that a decision to force the Palestinians to play a World Cup qualifier at a neutral venue was “invalid.”

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FIFA’s World Cup committee initially ordered the Oct. 13 game to be relocated from the West Bank to neighboring Jordan after the first leg was played in Riyadh.

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Rajoub says FIFA has now agreed to postpone the fixture until a resolution is found.