By: Contest Guru
If you asked any fan even the die hard USA supporters before the World Cup started if they would be thrilled with four points after the first two games vs. Ghana and Portugal they all would say: YES! Was the end of the match yesterday absolutely devastating? Yes, but all hope is not lost as the USA is sitting in prime position to advance as they hold the tie breaker over Ghana and a huge advantage in goal differential over Portugal. Germany advances as the number one seed in the group with a win or DRAW on Thursday so Germany will not press as much which is great news for the USA.
What are all the scenarios for the USA to advance out of Group G?
USA WIN Thursday vs. Germany they win the group no matter of the outcome of Portugal and Ghana
USA DRAW Thursday vs. Germany they would finish second in the group no matter of the outcome of Portugal and Ghana
USA are DEFEATED Thursday vs. Germany what they need to advance:
Portugal and Ghana Draw
Portugal win and a less than 4 goals differential for example USA would have to loss by three goals and Portugal would have to win by at least two goals.
Ghana win and less than three goal differential
I know it looks a little confusing but what it comes down to is the USA just needs to keep playing like they did vs. Portugal and get the win or draw to advance. If they are defeated they have to hope Portugal and Ghana draw or it’s a one goal game either way. Keep calm USA fans i think you might make out of the Group of Death but we have to wait to high noon on Thursday to be sure.
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