Boateng brothers in opposing teams at World Cup 2014

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File photos: Jerome (top left, in red) and Kevin-Prince
It is a common sight to see brothers playing in the same team. But how many instances do you know where they are on the opposing sides?


Come June 21, in Fortaleza, the Boateng brothers - Kevin-Prince and Jerome will face off as rivals in the FIFA World Cup 2014.

It will be the second ever meeting between the two in an international match. The first was four years ago in South Africa.

Kevin-Prince will be donning the jersey of Ghana while Jerome will turn up for Germany at this year's World Cup.

Both Germany and Ghana are drawn into same group of World Cup, this time in Pool G. In South Africa 2010, Germany had won 1-0.

"I'm really looking forward to the match and the fact that both Boateng brothers will be on the same pitch," said the 27-year-old Kevin-Prince told FIFA's website.

"Of course, it's a special experience to face your own brother at the World Cup and it's not the first time either. There's always a lot of excitement surrounding a World Cup, but this will be a particularly special moment for us both," the 25-year-old Jerome said.

The pair share the same father (Ghanian), but have different mothers (Germans). They both grew up together in the German capital Berlin, where they progressed through the youth and amateur ranks at Hertha BSC, according to FIFA website.

Their father is adopting a neutral stance and has his fingers crossed for the pair of them, while both mothers are supporting their respective sons, as Jerome explained in the report. However, the family motto remains "may the best team win, just as it was in South Africa", the report added.

Forward Kevin-Prince will be on the attack while defender Jerome will try to stop his brother. It should be an exciting sight for football fans on June 21.

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