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Cup was a nightmare: Boateng

Belo Horizonte: Ghana’s World Cup preparations were a nightmare of arguments over cash, flooded hotel rooms and long-haul flights in economy class, according to their suspended midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng.

Ghana, quarter finalists four years ago, crashed out of the tournament in the group stage with Boateng and teammate Sulley Muntari suspended before their final game.

“For me, the World Cup was a nightmare. I would have never thought that a World Cup preparation could be organised that badly… Everything was amateurish,” the German-born player said. “The nightmare started on the first day of preparations and lasted until the final day.”

Ghana exited the tournament with one point from three games and the country ordered an investigation into the debacle.

Boateng was sanctioned by the Ghanaian football federation.