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Boateng brothers to face each other at World Cup

ACCRA (Reuters) -- Brothers Jerome and Kevin-Prince Boateng look like being on opposite sides when Germany meet Ghana in a World Cup Group D match in Johannesburg on June 23.

One day after Hamburg SV defender Jerome was included in Germany's 27-man preliminary squad, Ghana named Kevin-Prince in their 30-man equivalent on Friday.

Portsmouth midfielder Kevin-Prince was chosen even though Ghana are still waiting for approval from world soccer's ruling body FIFA for his switch of nationality, having previously been capped at under-21 level by Germany.

Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac also picked midfielders Stephen Appiah and Michael Essien.

Bologna's Appiah has not played a club match for almost two seasons while Essien has been sidelined by a knee injury since January.

The Serbian-born coach also recalled Al Sadd's former Arsenal winger Quincy Owusu Abeyie after leaving him out for the African Nations Cup finals earlier this year.

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