If you are wondering why Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari aren't playing in Ghana's crunch tie with Portugal, it is because they have been sent home in disgrace.
A statement from the Ghana Football Association (GFA) website states: " The decision was taken following Boateng’s vulgar verbal insults targeted at coach Kwesi Appiah during the team’s training session in Maceio this week."
"Boateng has since showed no remorse for his actions which has resulted in the decision."
"Boateng’s accreditation for the 2014 World Cup has been withdrawn with immediate effect."
As for Sulley Muntari, the GFA stated: "The decision was taken in the wake of his unprovoked physical attack on an Executive Committee member of the GFA and a management member of the Black Stars, Mr. Moses Armah on Tuesday 24th June, 2014 during a meeting."
"Muntari’s accreditation for the 2014 World Cup has been withdrawn with immediate effect."
The decision came hours before Ghana were due to play Portugal and a day after the Ghanaian government controversially paid $3 million to the Ghanaian World Cup squad.