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Ghana must defeat Portugal convincingly and hope Germany defeat United States in Thursday's final Group G matches to ensure the Black Stars' qualification for the knock-out stages of the World Cup.

Black Stars will be seeking to dance in the match against Portugal on Thursday

Ghana must defeat Portugal convincingly and hope Germany defeat United States in Thursday’s final Group G matches to ensure the Black Stars’ qualification for the knock-out stages of the World Cup.

The United States and Germany both have four points and are atop Group G over Ghana and Portugal who have one point each.

In the group stage of the World Cup, wins are worth three points, and draws are worth one point. All four teams have one game remaining.

Germany and the U.S. will play Thursday in Recife, and Ghana and Portugal will kick off at the same time in Brasilia.

Here are the scenarios:

—If the U.S. wins: They are through to the next round as the winners of Group G and will play the second place team from Group H. (Belgium currently leads Group H, followed by Algeria, Russia and South Korea)

Germany would finish second unless Ghana or Portugal won and passed Germany on goal differential. Germany currently is plus 4, Ghana is minus 1 and Portugal is minus 4. The second place finisher plays the winner of Group H.

—If Germany wins: Germany wins the group.

The U.S. would finish second unless Ghana or Portugal won and passed the U.S. on goal differential. The U.S. is plus 1, Ghana is minus 1 and Portugal is minus 4. So, if the U.S. loses to Germany, they will be rooting for Portugal, because it’s less likely that Portugal could pass the U.S. on goal differential.

—If Germany and the U.S. draw: Germany wins the group and the U.S. finishes second. The result of the other game is meaningless.

—If Ghana and Portugal draw: The U.S. and Germany advance. Germany wins the group unless the U.S. defeats them.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. selfmade says:

    BEHIND ENEMY LINE!! Back to MATHEMATOLOGY! German and the yanks have already qualify! There is no way German ll beat USA!

    Their coach is German, their scouts were all Germans,five German Americans! Amazing! They all conspire to eliminate both ghana and German! Portugal fucked top today as they could have blow the group wide open but they rather show us how OVERRRTAED AND OVERHYPE that they are!

    Aside Cameroon, Portugal is the worst team in this WC! The yanks already has said that if the group goes to the tie Tue like we find ourselves in now, they all use their German connections to progress and we all know that these fellas doesn’t joke!

    German all field its weakest team against the yanks and is really going to be a boring match on Thursday! They all punish us! Unlike black people, white people are united!

  2. Gil says:

    Selfmade, you sound like an idiot with your nonsensical facts. Do you have proof of the Americans saying they will conspire with the Germans to draw? Typical Ghanaian talkertive, writing jibberish just for the sake of it. About white people are United. Do you know anything at all about the European Union? What sort of unity do you see there? Why has Russia invaded Ukraine? Are they not white. Be quiet and keep your stupid opinions to yourself.

    • Navy seal USA says:

      Gil,well,well,well,a little travel outside Ghana open your eyes.I feel you brother.You are right on your point.More of you on this site.The amount of ignorant people on this site is unpresidented.

  3. Selfmade's Master says:

    Two scenarios for us Ghanaians which have a high chance of happening.
    1. Germany beat USA 2-0 or 3-1. This means USA would b at -1. Then ghana would beat Portugal by whatever score and we would b through.
    2. Germany beat USA by one goal. Either 1-0 or 2-1. This would mean USA would b at 0 goal differential. So if ghana wins by one they would both be at 0. If they are both at 0 ghana would go through bcos ghana has scored more goals than USA.
    USA is not going through unless those Hitler lead Germans match fix and go for a tie.

  4. bill says:

    Now that the USA. Vs Portugal game has ended in a draw,Germany vs Usa wil surely be fixed.A draw wil do for both.theres goin to be a repeat of the Anschluss. Its all Ghanas doin.we shuld av got at least a point from the USA game.hmmmmmm we r surely out

  5. selfmade says:

    The vice president of united states is in brazil watching the WC?!! We are fuck!

  6. mukmin says:

    @ selfmade I don’t know why you would try to blame Jordan for the draw on your comment in the other article. We started the game 0-0 he is not the reason we conceded two goal that lies soley on the defenders. We have shipped off 4 goals in 2 games. You don’t have a good defense if you cannot hold onto a one goal lead. However I believe he should have attempted to pass the ball to Gyan but there’s also no guarantee Gyan would have scored either he fluffed the pass Atsu gave him earlier in the first half. To blame Jordan for the draw is disingenious and also not being objective.

  7. XCY says:

    The Black Stars put themselves in this corner.
    They had all the chance to prevent this possible match-fixing.

  8. shogologobangoshie says:

    Gil.. U ignorant Lil rat!if u have anything to say better say it and stop attacking people, u stupid retarded lil BUFFOON!!
    Self made has said whatever he feels like saying and is better for u to say your common sense than attacking him! U don’t know and I guess u all find it out in a hard way! Kwasia panyin!

  9. Nimo says:

    They will punish Ghana out of jealousy cos they know how dangerous we are. Even you can tell the commentators desperately wants us out. But God can intervene! Prayer changes things!

  10. Ali says:

    The pendulum can swing Ghana,s way Insha Allahu.
    Lets seek Gods intervention for God alone can save Ghana. God bless Ghana

  11. Kwabena says:

    @mukmin: Why won’t we blame this disrespectful Jordan for our draw? Just a simple square pass to your captain who is in a good position to score to put Ghana up by 3 goals to 1 most especially when he has signalled you for the ball. Now his selfishness is going to cause AA who sacrificed for you to be in the squad after all the insults he received for your inclusion, his job and all you can do is to stab him in the back with this foolish atitude of yours. Simply because of your individual selfish interest. Asamoah back heeled to Dede to score and Muntari gave to Gyan to score and all of these were as a result of team work. You small boy think you are wiser than all the above mentioned senior players? The only way he can get out from this mess is to go and cry to FIFA to replay with Germany and start from where he was supposed to give that pass to Gyan then he can have his peace else the name Jordan Ayew will be synonym to SELFISHNESS. Bad boy!

  12. Emma says:

    Germany and the U.S. to draw.

  13. kojo says:

    You’ve said it all Kwabena.

  14. selfmade says:

    Nimo… Very well observation bro! Danny Murphy, the BBC commentator was so biased against us and when Ghana took the lead against the Germans, he seems worry with his voice cracking! All the commentators wants us out because Ghana has cause them to LOSE THEIR BETS!

    These white fellas overrate and overhype themselves such that some of them bought into these hypes and placed huge BETS ON THESE EUROPEAN TEAMS only for teams like ghana to shattered their dreams and caused them to lose big time money!!

    Can u believe that a neutral so called Germany tabloids, about 11 of them predicted that based on the performance of the Germans against Portugal, Ghana all lose by 11 goals to nothing against them?

    That’s why it hurts me so much that we couldn’t punish them when we had the perfect chance to do so!

    Yes is true that Germany is a global football giant but ghana, Nigeria and I.coast are no minnows in football! Whiles Germany is a global giant, Ghana or Nigeria is a perennial CONTINENTAL GIANT!

    These so called European football experts were praising and overhyping belguim but this team is a total TRASH AMD THEY PLAY LIKE ROBOT WITH NO FLAIR!

    • The Cockerell says:

      Selfmade, I had to switch to the radio commentary on the red button because of Danny Murphy. Truly, when you are biased, you are REALLY biased. There seemed to be nothing the Black Stars could do to please him. He kept expecting the Germans to “raise their game” and put 4 or 5 goals past us! The idea of being patronised by an English pundit when we outperformed them in the last world cup and look likely to do so again in this one is laughable! To repeat what I’ve already written, prejudice does REALLY make one blind!

  15. PITO says:

    GHANA WILL QUALIFY!

    The Germans will Beat USA because no team wants to risk. They (Germans) are thinking what if they play soft for a draw and the USA has a Last minute goal? Then Oh No!! That means Germans are FUCKED cos they will place second in the group and come up against tougher opposition! TRUST ME Germans will go for the win!

    5 WAYS TO BEAT PORTUGAL SILLY AND MERCILESSLY:

    1) Portugal defense is very terrible! We must FLOOD their half of the field with players, just like we did against Egypt in Kumasi and we will score over 3 goals in the first half alone!!!! Inform the players that we must punish them for being silly with USA! We have everything to gain and nothing to loose so Akwasi Appiah and our players should throw all caution to the wind and go for it right from the referees whistle blow.

    2) Our defenders must be alert as usual. Full Concentration on air balls and prevent counter attacks with help from one defensive midfielder!

    3) Play 2 Strikers in Warris and Gyan.
    This game is for a player like Warris to start! Tell them to GO hard at the portuguese right from the blow of the whistle. Trust me Portugal defense crumbles like dry pastry! And we KEEP scoring!!!! Start Kevin again. Bring Jordan on later only if we need to.

    4) Our Midfielders can over-power Portugal’s midfield easily. Start Essien and Rabiu because Muntari is out for this game. Bring in Badu for Essien when Essien burn out.

    5) In Summary This game is ours to win. Portugal has no team unity. Their captain is a douche and the rest of his players hate him. He is injured anyway and besides he has a secret argument with Nani! We can destroy and embarrass Portugal if our players GO FOR IT! All we need to do is focus on our game, defenders alert to clear balls and win MASSIVE. No Caution.

  16. selfmade says:

    Klinsiman said after their draw match with Portugal that, in the minds of many, GHANA SHOULD HAVE WON THEIR GAME AGAINST GERMANY and that should tell us all that indeed we fucked top!

    Klinsmann knew that his germany should have lost that game but we blew up! Ghana really shocked germany and they are really hurt about our total dominance over them and in fact a lot of american football fans are saying that Ghana is really the BEST TEAM IN THE GROUP AND THEY ARE ASKING THEMSELVES HOW THE HELL THEY WERE ABLE to beat us!!

    Ghana dominated the USA like amateurs! In fact at some point in the game, the only statistical diff was their one goal lead as we completely dominated them like kids against men!

    Against Germany, Ghana were far superior to the Germans and we were also technical better than them and this was a better opportunity to cap off a scintillating performance with a win but we blew it again!!

    Until the day, our players knows what they are about, things ll never change!

    As for me and myself, I KNOW THAT GHANA IS OUT because THERE LL BE GERMANUNIFICATION (german-us) ON THURSDAY! Mark it!

  17. CEREBRAL says:

    Ghana is learning a lesson… big time!!! The team and the style of play used against Germany should have been the same ‘formula’ used against the USA. At the highest level you must have a philosophy of football that brings great results. AA was unclear about his first 11. If he knew his first 11 he should have tried to use them in his friendlies. Ghana has an elite squad in the tournament just from how they have played so far, the problem however has to do with poor decisions that happens to cancel out excellent performance. Issues outside the game, both visible and hidden such as unpaid bonuses, favoritism, corruption, poor selection all affect the performance of the players.

    Many agree that Ghana is fun to watch but discipline is still an issue, because you don’t have to wait till things get worse before you intervene. Proaction is necessary from now on if Ghana wants to maintain a winning reputation. Credit should be given to AA for allowing the players to be expression with their skills. Now there is creativity upfront and finally I can see most of our strikes at goal to be very resolute and with killer instinct….FINALLY.

    After the draw with Germany, and after coming so close in winning, short of the delay of substitutions on Ghana’s part, I was so elated by the excellence of the Black Stars. Even if we do not go through to the round of 16, I am very proud of the achievement of the current squad and I believe that management will not go to sleep but continue the progress and wipe out corruption.

    • Gaynaians are encient.......... says:

      I was so elated by the excellence of the Black Stars. Even if we do not go through to the round of 16, I am very proud of the achievement of the current squad…………

      I wonder why some people like celebrating mediocrity. You say you played well but did not qualify, and what is the reason in celebrating if you don’t qualify. Your coach was clueless and wanted God to play the game for him.
      God is not a soccer fan even.

  18. Mumbi says:

    Foolish Selfmade, USA & Germany won’t panic in their match to avoid injuries. They both knows that a draw is fine for them and there is nothing like conspiracy. If Ghana was good enough, it had to do its job on its own. Thats y even in afcon Ghana always come out of the group but when they reach a stage where they dont depend on result from other teams, they always fail and remain trophyless. You resorted to Kwaku Bonsam for progress but where is he?

  19. Samedge says:

    Guys just relax bcos Ghana is out of the tournament. The two leading teams will delibrately draw to advance to the next stage. Amd to those crying for Gods intervention should also relax bcos God is not a SOCCER FAN. If u have someone to blame for our exit, it isn’t any other person but JORDAN AYEW.

  20. Samedge says:

    Guys just relax bcos Ghana is out of the tournament. The two leading teams will delibrately draw to advance to the next stage. And to those crying for Gods intervention should also relax bcos God is not a SOCCER FAN. If u have someone to blame for our exit, it isn’t any other person but JORDAN AYEW.

  21. Samedge says:

    Mumbi ur prostitute mum is in Brazil selling her smelling cunt to spectators to chop. Even if Ghana is not good, we are far better than ur Hiv-prone chipopotamus who cannot score sudan & lesotho. Ur keeper Kennedy Mweene’s forehead like baby donkey

  22. Nabi says:

    To qualify for de second round of de world cup requires winning ur games to put ur destiny in ur own hands,I am still befuddled by Ghanas s inability to win an of their 1st two games…n i know de answer,de BS were Careless,complacent n lackerdaisical in their approach to both games esp de match against de US,n it wasnt only de players but de general sentiment of de Ghanaian public dat Gh always beat Us as such de status quo was going to stay de same,when in actuallity,de americans had tag their game against Gh as a world cup final n had prepare so feverishly for de encounter…dat showed in de time they took to score….All dat aside,what matters most now is to win against Portugal at all cost to shore up our fifa ranking pts,anything else like a German victory over Usa to send us thru will be a MIRACLE…but i dnt whether GOD is only a Ghanaian n wud not reward de americans for their hardwork n tenacity…. pts.

  23. mensah says:

    The choice of selection against US indicates that the match was sold.

  24. black witch says:

    Who are these two scums,banger and Samedge, I want to send them into slavery.

  25. Papa says:

    Ghana you are fucked. We have to face reality here. Jurgen Klinsmann is a German and he left the position of Germany coach to his then assistant Joachim Loew who is now in charge. Loew would never be Germany coach if it wasn’t for Klinsmann. It is now time for him to return the favour. Start packing your bags Black Stars. You have have done Africa proud and there is no need to feel ashamed with a first round elimination. You will beat Portugal though.

  26. Draman Appiah says:

    Don’t blame Germany and USA for Ghanas failure. Its good to admite if u’re not good enough. Remember that even our qualification to the wc was highly dubious. Look at mistreatment we gave to Zambia and Egypt at home. Look at the white powder NANA KWEKU BONSAM throw in the eyes of Kennedy Mweene at Babayara stadium. That was just too much and inhuman. We can’t do that at the wc so that is why we are out.

  27. Samens says:

    Jordan has no excuse…apart from gyan being our top striker nd was in a better position to score…he is also de captain of de side…jordan displayed hss disrespect to authority in camp …we already mentioned som revolt in camp n sanni rubbished it…nw its crystal clear

  28. Samedge says:

    @Black witch we are ur mum’s boy friends. If u take us to slavery who will be fucking ur mum?

  29. Kwaps says:

    Ghana couldn’t score USA because of our foolishness so why should we shift the responsibilities to Germany to score USA for us? In life u have to fight for ur destiny and not someone fighting for u. And who are those bringing God’s name here? U think He loves us more than the US? If Ghana miraculous go through fine…., but. for now Germany and the Yankes all the way.

  30. Samedge says:

    @Black witch we are ur mum’s boy friends. If u take us to slavery who will be fucking ur mum? Stupid u foreigners cannot come to this lovely site to insult & go scot-free.

  31. Mumbi says:

    Final group G standing after Thursday; Germany 5 points, USA 5 points, Portugal 4 points, BD’s 1 point. Yes BD’s will pay a price 4 subjecting Visiting teams to training in a car park and they are paying it. Just think of comments made by 1 imbecile @ Selmade, accusing USA and Germany of match-fixing. Cry me a river stupid fools with a donkey @Samedge.

  32. Samedge says:

    Hey Draman baboon don’t also exhibit ur madness. I guess ur nation is full senseless citizens bcos all ur countrymen commenting here lack common sense

  33. francis says:

    so please if i may ask, is ther any chance for us the black stars to qualify this group stage

  34. NONI(9JA 1ST SON) says:

    GERMANY 0-0 USA
    GAYNA 0-1 PORTUGAL ……….

    GERMANY……… 5pts
    USA………… 5pts
    PORTUGAL ……… 4pts
    GAYNA………. 1pt……

  35. apiangelege says:

    @all Ghanaians. What makes you think. US cannot beat Germany?Even if Germany lose to US they ll still sail through. So what I think is Ghana should just form an emergency witches and wizards committee headed by nana kweku bonsam to help turn the tide against both Us and Germany to favor. I laughed when some of you where praying Portugal to do you favor by beating the yanks. You can’t eat your cake and have it. How can you expect Portugal to beat America for you when you have already inflicted injury through diabolical means on their most dangerous weapon in the name of Cristiano Ronaldo who would have been the answer to that prayer?So the maxim that ‘what you sow you reap’ forever holds true. Ghana will qualify only when they repent from ‘jujuism’ ‘diabolism’,arrogance,selfishness, ‘proudness’ hatred,jealousy,envy, against fellow Africans especially Nigeria and Zambia two God fearing and forgiving African countries…or else!Up Super Eagles of Africa!

  36. Germany cannot afford to play draw with the USA because a slip can give the USA a win and that will cost them dearly with Ghana lurking around to pounce on any little chance available. My instincts tell me that Germany will win 1-0 or 2-1 to erode the +1goal difference of the Yankeys whilst Ghana post a win against C-Ro’s Portugal. (1-0, 2-1, 2-0 or 20- 0. There is no way Ghana is coming home prematurely. MENE, MENE, TEKEL AMERICANA is clear on the wall. Germany 7pts, Ghana 4pts (+1goal), USA 4pts (-1goal) Portugal insignificant.

  37. Aminu says:

    Stupid noni an illetrate can’t even write the name ghana.

  38. bonboi says:

    U.S.A has scored more goals than ghana.USA has 4 goals ghana has 3.So even if usa loose to germany by a lone goal,ghana would have to beat portugal by more than one goal to qualify.
    If d matches end germany 1-0 USA and Ghana 1-0 portugal,ghana would be out becos usa has more goals

  39. NANAO says:

    I SEE SOME PEOPLE SAYING GHANA’S HOPE OF QUALIFYING IS DASHED INTO ASHES BUT THE QUESTION IS ON WHAT AUTHORITY DOES SOME OF THIS STATEMENTS STAND.

    SOME PEOPLE ARE BASING IT ON MATCH FIXING ,CALCULATIONS ETC.

    HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD.

    GOD WILL GIVE THE QUALIFICATION TO THE ROUND OF 16 TO GHANA .
    I WILL REPEAT THE WORD AGAIN , GOD HAS GIVEN THE ROUND OF 16 TO GHANA .
    ALL HOPE IS NOT LOST TO GHANA .

    THE AFRICAN TEAMS WILL DO BETTER THAN LAST YEAR .

    KEEP CALM , AND GUARD YOUR HEART ,FOR OUT OF IT ARE THE ISSUES OF LIFE ( COMTEMPLATING ON COMPUTATIONS AND FIXINGS AND ALL THAT ).

    I HAVE DECIDED TO REMAIN CALM, BECAUSE OF THE WORD .

    REMEMBER THIS AS YOU SEE GHANA GOING THROUGH DESPITE ALL THE CHALANGES , IT WILL BE A GOOD PLACE TO CONSIDER THE SECOND COMMING OF OUR LORD JESUS.

    PREPARE YOURSELF ATLEAST GIVE THE LORD HIS SABATH (HIS SUNDAY )PRESENT YOUR SELF’S TO A BIBLE BELIEVING CHURCH ATLEAST ONCES A WEEK.

    LET ME LEAVE YOU WITH THIS I WAS SUPRISE TO SEE THE LORD SPEAK IN THE OLD TESTAMENT IN THE BOOK OF PROVERBS CHAPTER 8 .

    PLEASE NOTE : PRESENTING YOURSELF DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN YOU WILL GO TO HEAVEN BUT THERE IS SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE ….TO BE CONTINUED .

  40. theobanks says:

    Why are people so much obessessed with selfmade? Is it love-hate affair or what? This guy gives a perfect analysis but I guess people love him because haters are admirers!!

    Bro, u are good too much and that’s why they admire u!! Lol

  41. halle says:

    Please watch the amazing prophecy of this man!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46hlwy9Hz2Y