June 23, 2010 / 5:57 PM / 8 years ago

Boateng brothers oppose each other at finals

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Brothers Kevin-Prince Boateng and Jerome Boateng will be on opposing sides when Ghana play Germany in their final Group D match at Soccer City on Wednesday.

It will be the first time brothers have ever been on opposing sides at the World Cup finals, FIFA said earlier.

Kevin-Prince, 23, who won junior caps for Germany, made his Ghana debut in a warm-up match against Latvia just before the World Cup and has played three times for the Black Stars.

He became very unpopular in Germany last month when his Portsmouth side met Chelsea in the FA Cup Final and his tackle on Michael Ballack put the Germany captain out of the World Cup.

His younger brother Jerome, 21, has played five times for Germany.

The two share the same father but have different mothers.

Editing by Ken Ferris

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