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WORLD CUP 2014: 5 Ghana players to watch at the World Cup in Brazil

Michael Essien and Kevin-Prince Boateng are both returning after extended breaks from international football to play for Ghana at the World Cup, and Andre Ayew is also likely to be one of the country's pivotal players in Brazil.Ghana narrowly missed becoming the first African team to reach the semifinals at a World Cup when it lost to Uruguay in the quarterfinals in 2010. The Black Stars had a penalty in extra time, but missed from the spot. Uruguay won in a shootout.The core of that to team is back for another try.Here are five players to watch:___MICHAEL ESSIENSome Ghanaians have the feeling that Michael Essien owes them.Often outstanding for European clubs Chelsea, Real Madrid and now AC Milan, the hard-working central midfielder has missed many of Ghana's big moments recently, including the last World Cup, because of injuries and then his sabbatical.The 31-year-old Essien returned to the squad last year and his ability to power Ghana's World Cup challenge from the middle of the fie...

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