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Ghana Paid $80,000 For Acquisition Of Yellow Cards At 2022 World Cup – GFA Reveals

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The senior national team of Ghana, the Black Stars, endured a displeasing exit at the 2022 World Cup, having finished bottom of a group that constituted Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay.

Otto Addo’s side lost their opening game in a 3-2  scoreline to Portugal but came back to beat South Korea by the exact score line.

Despite needing a win or draw against Uruguay in their last group game to qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament, the Ghanaian team lost 2-0 to the South American side.

The Black Stars also bowed out of the tournament having accumulated eight yellow cards, four of which came in their first group game against Portugal.

Each yellow card is said to have attracted a fine of $10,000 and the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has now confirmed paying the fines to FIFA despite the abysmal performance at the recent mundial.

Meanwhile, the Ghanaian national team will be looking forward to qualifying for the 2026 World Cup in Canada, USA and Mexico after being drawn in a dicey group alongside Mali and other top-class African teams.

The World Cup qualification draw held last week also saw the Black Stars pitched against AfCON 2023 qualification opponents Madagascar and Central Africa Republic (CAR) as well as Comoros Islands and Chad in a group for a spot at the next World Cup tournament.

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