Soccer-Pepe back for Portugal for must-win Ghana clash


By Iain Rogers

BRASILIA, June 26 (Reuters) - Pepe has returned to the centre of Portugal's defence for Thursday's World Cup Group G match against Ghana after serving a one-match ban for his red card against Germany.

Portugal must win big in Brasilia against the Black Stars, who can also reach the last 16 with a victory, and hope Germany and the United States do not draw in Recife.

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has been forced to shuffle his team after midfielders Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari were suspended from the squad just hours before kickoff for disciplinary reasons.

Muntari was in any case suspended after earning a second booking in last week's 2-2 draw with Germany and Appiah deployed Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, who came on as a substitute against Germany, alongside Mohammed Rabiu in central midfield. (Editing by Justin Palmer)

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