Ghana's World Cup has been filled with inner turmoil. Amid allegations of a player revolt and match fixing, players not being paid their bonuses until a plane with $3 million flew in to save the day and Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng being suspended indefinitely for insubordination, it's been a rough one. But What's happened to Ghana defender John Boye might just top it all though.
Boye, the defender who was beaten for both USA goals, broke Clint Dempsey's nose and bloodied Thomas Muller's face, scored an own goal that significantly harmed Ghana's chances of going through to the round of 16. Ghana needed a win over Portugal and either a USA or Germany loss, all while making up a goal differential deficit, to advance. Boye's own goal 30 minutes in made that mountain climb even steeper. While trying to deal with a cross six yards in front of the Ghana goal, Boye inadvertently hit an overhead shot into the upper right-hand corner, giving Portugal a 1-0 lead.
Watch Boye's acrobatic own goal below: