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.



Portugal’s final squad.

Portugal’s coach Paulo Bento announced earlier on Monday Portugal’s final squad for the upcoming FIFA WORLD CUP

The Selecçao das Quinas final squad featured a surprise especially for Manchester United fans Bento decided to give Nani a chance to be on the plane heading to Brazil.


Bento defended his decision “Nani had a problem up until March but he’s improved and he’s been training normally since then,”Source

In addition to Nani, the final squad featured Braga’s midfielder Rafael Ferreira Silva known as Rafa and the young talent William Carvalho from Sporting Lisboa. 

And regarding Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury Paulo Bento commented “We will work out a plan to get him ready in time for the World Cup,”Image

Final Squad List:

Goalkeepers: Beto (Sevilla-Spain), Eduardo (SC Braga-Portugal), Rui Patricio (Sporting-Portugal)

Defenders: Andre Almeida (Benfica-Portugal), Bruno Alves (Fenerbahçe-Turkey), Fabio Coentrão (Real Madrid-Spain), Joao Pereira (Valencia-Spain), Neto (Zenit), Pepe (Real Madrid-Spain), Ricardo Costa (Valencia-Spain)

Midfielders: Joao Moutinho (Monaco-France), Miguel Veloso (Dynamo Kiev-Ukraine), Raul Meireles (Fenerbahce-Turkey), Ruben Amorim (Benfica-Portugal), William Carvalho (Sporting-Portugal), Rafa (SC Braga-Portugal)

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid-Spain), Eder (SC Braga-Portugal), Helder Postiga (Lazio-Italy), Hugo Almeida (Besiktas-Turkey), Nani (Manchester United-England), Varela (FC Porto-Portugal), Vieirinha (Wolfsburg-Germany)

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