Group G hopes for Ghana, Portugal & USA


It might be obvious that Germany is most likely to advance to the second round of the FIFA World Cup on top of the GROUP G as the possibility of it losing 4-0 and more is close to 0%
This means that Ghana, Portugal and USA are all fighting for 1 ticket only, the current standings in the “Group of Death” gives The USAMNT an advantage over his rivals as he needs a draw to qualify no matter what happens in the Other match between Ghana and Portugal.

Current standings (GP, PTS, GF, GA, GD)


GERMANY (2, 4, 6, 2, +4)
USA (2, 4, 4, 3, +1)
GHANA (2, 1, 3, 4, -1)
PORTUGAL (2, 1, 2, 6, -4)

In the following infographic published by the Business Insider few days ago a list of possible results and related scenarios to this complicated group.

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Boateng, Muntari suspension.


Earlier today both Ali Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng were suspended from Ghana squad participating in the FIFA WORLD CUP ahead of the decisive match against Portugal later on this evening (Kick Off time 4.00PM GMT) where the black stars needs a win to qualify to the second round in condition that USA loses to Germany the game that kicks off at the same time.
The suspension of both A.C. Milan and Schalke 04 midfielders was announced earlier on the Ghana FA website

The decision was taken in the wake of his unprovoked physical attack on an Executive Committee member of the GFA and a management member of the Black Stars, Mr. Moses Armah on Tuesday 24th June, 2014 during a meeting.

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The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has approved coach Kwesi Appiah’s decision to suspend Kevin-Prince Boateng indefinitely from the Black Stars.

The decision takes immediate effect.

The decision was taken following Boateng’s vulgar verbal insults targeted at coach Kwesi Appiah during the team’s training session in Maceio this week.

Boateng has since showed no remorse for his actions which has resulted in the decision.

Boateng’s accreditation for the 2014 World Cup has been withdrawn with immediate effect.

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In terms of performance, Kevin Prince Boateng didn’t impress much this FWC after coming as a Substitute in the first match against USA in which Ghana lost 1-2 and then as a starter against Germany before being substituted at. Halftime with Andre Ayew who managed to score 2 goals out 3 for Ghana in Group G.

Unlike Boateng, Muntari aged 30 showed a better performance in Midfield however still was not up to the expectations being one of the experienced players in the squad.

Personal Opinion, the suspension of both players win’t affect Ghana tactically however it will have some significant mental affections the team performed very well so far and impressed in both games, and still have a chance to qualify to the second round.

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