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2014 FIFA World Cup Day 15 Match Threads: United States vs. Germany, Portugal vs. Ghana, Belgium vs. South Korea, Russia vs. Algeria Match Threads

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The Teams

Group G

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Ghana

Region: AFC
Manager: James Kwesi Appiah

FIFA World Ranking: 37

How They Got Here: Defeated Egypt in CAF Round 3

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Portugal

Region: UEFA
Manager: Paulo Bento

FIFA World Ranking: 4

How They Got Here: Defeated Sweden in UEFA Second Round Playoff

Other Info

Date: June 26th, 2014
Gametime: 11:00 am central
TV: ESPN2
Location: Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, Brazil

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The Teams

Group G

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The United States of America

Region: CONCACAF
Manager: Jurgen Klinsmann

FIFA World Ranking: 13

How They Got Here: Finished 1st in CONCACAF Hex Stage

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Germany

Region: UEFA
Manager: Joachim Löw

FIFA World Ranking: 2

How They Got Here: Won UEFA Group C

Other Info

Date: June 26th, 2014
Gametime: 11:00 am central
TV: ESPN
Location: Arena Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

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Group G Facts

Table

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Knockout Round Scenario

Advancement

  • Germany advances with win or draw
  • United States advances with win or draw
  • Ghana advances with....
  1. Win and US loss by combined two goals or more
  2. Win and Germany loss by combined five goals or more
  • Portugal advances with....
  1. Win and US Loss by combined six goals or more
  2. Win and Germany loss by combined nine goals or more
Position

  • Germany wins the group with win or draw
  • United States wins the group with win

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The Teams

Group H

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South Korea

Region: AFC
Manager: Hong Myung-bo

FIFA World Ranking: 55

How They Got Here: Finished Second in AFC Group A

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Belgium

Region: UEFA
Manager: Marc Wilmots

FIFA World Ranking: 11

How They Got Here: Won UEFA Group A

Other Info

Date: June 26th, 2014
Gametime: 3:00 pm central
TV: ESPN
Location: Arena de São Paulo, São Paolo, Brazil

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The Teams

Group H

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Russia

Region: UEFA
Manager: Fabio Capello

FIFA World Ranking: 18

How They Got Here: Won UEFA Group F

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Algeria

Region: CAF
Manager: Vahid Halilhodžić

FIFA World Ranking: 22

How They Got Here: Defeated Burkino Faso in CAF Third Round

Other Info

Date: June 26th, 2014
Gametime: 3:00 pm central
TV: ESPN2
Location: Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, Brazil

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Group H Facts

Table

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Knockout Round Scenarios

Advancement

  • Algeria advances with....
  1. Win
  2. Draw and South Korea draw, loss or win by less than three goals
  • Russia advances with win and South Korea loss, draw or win but fail to make up goal differential
  • South Korea advances with....
  1. Win by four or more goals and Russia and Algeria tie
  2. Win and Russia win, but South Korea beats them on goal differential.
Position

  • Belgium wins the group with...
  1. Win
  2. Draw
  3. Loss, but South Korea or Russia come in second place
  4. Loss, but Algeria draws