Ghana soccer player waves Israeli flag to celebrate World Cup goal

Ghanaian soccer player John Pentsil celebrated the goals scored by his teammates against the Czech Republic at the World Cup on Saturday by waving the Israeli flag at the stadium in Cologne.

Ghana beat the Czech Republic 2-0 in a convincing display of fast-paced soccer, increasing the chances the African team will be the first from that continent to qualify to the next round in the quadrennial soccer tournament.

Pentsil, who plays for Hapoel Tel Aviv, is one of three Ghana international squad members who play for Israeli soccer teams.

He apparently kept the flag tucked away into his sock during the match. In the past, Pentsil has displayed both the Ghanaian and Israeli flags during soccer matches, most recently after Hapoel TA won the Israeli Cup.

Israel failed to make the World Cup after finishing third in its European qualifying group.