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Germany vs Ghana: Pro-Nazi pitch invader overshadows thriller

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A pitch invader, apparently with a pro-Nazi slogan painted on his chest, was able to walk onto the pitch during Germany vs Ghana at the 2014 World Cup last night.

The Group G game in Fortaleza ended as a thrilling 2-2 draw, with Mario Gotze putting Germany ahead before goals from Andre Ayew and Asamoah Gyan put the Black Stars in front. Miroslav Klose emerged from the bench to spare his country's blushes, blasting home from close range to score his 15th World Cup goal which put him level with Brazilian legend Ronaldo as the competition's greatest ever scorer.

Pitch Invader

However one incident threatened to overshadow the game. Early on in the second half, a man was able to enter the pitch and run up to players with what was claimed to be a pro-Nazi message emblazoned on his chest.

No security guard challenged the intruder while he was on the pitch, and Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari eventually led him away before security then took over.

Trouble

The incident is the latest headache for organisers FIFA, who have been forced to contend with a host of problems away from the pitch in Brazil.

There have been protests from the Brazilian people at the cost of hosting the World Cup while there have also been reports of violent clashes between fans and police.

Despite that the tournament has been largely a success on the pitch with plenty of goals and entertainment. The fun continues today with Belgium going up against Russia, South Korea taking on Algeria and Portugal facing the United States.

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