Appiah on bench in Ghana-Serbia WCup game

Stephen Appiah was on the bench when Ghana announced its lineup

to face Serbia in the opening Group D game Sunday.

The 29-year-old midfielder lost out as the Ghanians fielded an

adventurous 4-3-3 formation at Loftus Versfeld. Sulley Muntari was

left out as he continues to recover from a left thigh injury.

There were no big surprises in the Serbia lineup, with the

2.03-meter (6-foot-8) Nikola Zigic leading the attack.


Serbia: Vladimir Stojkovic, Aleksandar Kolarov, Nemanja Vidic,

Branislav Ivanovic, Marko Pantelic, Dejan Stankovic, Aleksandar

Lukovic, Milan Jovanovic, Nikola Zigic, Milos Krasic.

Ghana: Richard Kingson, Hans Adu Sarpei, John Pantsil, John

Mensah, Isaac Vorsah, Anthony Annan, Kwadwo Asamoah, Dede Ayew,

Asamoah Gyan, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Prince Tagoe.