BULLOCKS for ballack

Germany captain Michael Ballack has been ruled out of this summer’s World Cup because of the right ankle injury he suffered in Saturday’s FA Cup final.

Ironically he was tackled by Kevin-Prince Boateng who was born in Germany and represented German youth teams but chose to play for Ghana, his father’s country of birth. Oateng could be part of the Ghana squad that will face Germany in Group D at the finals in South Africa.