The Black Stars are due to play their first group game on Monday.
It is a battle the Americans are looking forward to; Iraq, Guantanamo Bay, and all the other things that eat them up as a nation do not even matter now.
They need a win badly. As for Kwesi Appiah and his men, they know all that matters is a convincing win.
But before the crunch meeting, business in Brazil must go on.
See them in photos.