FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) -- Germany central defender Mats Hummels was in the starting lineup for the Group G match against Ghana, which started with Germany-based striker Kevin-Prince Boateng and kept midfield star Michael Essien on the bench after he fought to return to fitness from a toe injury.
Boateng's half-brother Jerome was in the Germany lineup, making it the second time they play against each other at a World Cup.
Hummels was doubtful because of a thigh injury but coach Joachim Loew stuck with the 11 that beat Portugal 4-0.
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