Group A has been labelled
as one of the two so-called 'groups of death'.
It contains four quite
closely neighboured Western African teams. Of those four three can be counted
as at least among the top ten of the continent: Ghana, Cameroon , and Côte
d'Ivoire. And with Ghana one of them is the host. The fourth is Togo, complete
outsiders. They can play spoilers, if underestimated, especially in their
first match against Côte d'Ivoire, with their true form yet hidden.
The opening match
of the group is the opening match of the tournament (click on matches for
the schedule) and a real highlight to begin with: Ghana vs. Cameroon might
produce a severe pressure on a possible loser.