Black Stars are youngest squad at Brazil 2014

Kwesi Appiah’s Ghana squad is the youngest amongst the 32 sides named for the World Cup in Brazil.

The Black Stars team has an average age of 24.9 compared to Argentina, who have the oldest with an average age of 28.4 years. The youngest player selected for the World Cup is Cameroon forward Fabrice Olinga, who turned 18 on May 12.

Colombia have the two oldest players – reserve goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon, who will turn 43 during the group phase of the tournament and defender Mario Yepes, who is 38.

Although Asamoah Gyan and Sulley Muntari are playing their third World Cup, they trail Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, who joins Mexico’s Antonio Carbajal and German Lothar Matthaeus in being selected for five World Cups.

Uruguay, Ivory Coast, Bosnia and Ghana have the most foreign-based players with 22, while Fabio Capello’s Russia side have none.

Germany’s Miroslav Klose is one goal short of Brazil striker Ronaldo’s all-time World Cup scoring record of 15.

Source: ghanafa.org