Ghana/USA friendly called off

A proposed friendly match between Ghana and the United State of America in October has been called off due to a new FIFA law.

The Black Stars were hoping to play America in Washington on October 11 at the RFK Stadium.

However, a newly-introduced FIFA law which prohibits international teams from taking long journeys to different continents in the same international window has led to the proposed friendly being scrapped.

This is because Ghana will host Uganda in early October for their first Group E match in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

Their subsequent travel time to a new continent to face the USA puts the game in contradiction with the new law, which has been put in place at the urging of European clubs.

Had the USA-Ghana match been allowed to go ahead, it would have been their first meeting outside of a World Cup.

The teams have clashed in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cups, with the Black Stars claiming two wins compared to one for the USA. 
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