Here are the standings for Group G:
On Thursday, USA plays Germany and Portugal plays Ghana to decide which two teams move on to the next round of the World Cup. Here are the ways USA can ADVANCE:
If Germany beats USA by two goals (2-0 or 3-1 or 4-2) and...
- Portugal wins by two or one.
- Or Portugal wins 3-0.
If Germany beats USA by three goals (3-0 or 4-1) and...
- Portugal wins by one.
- Or Portugal wins 2-0.
If Germany beats USA by four goals (4-0) and...
- Portugal wins 1-0.
- Or Portugal wins 2-1 and USA wins a lot drawing (like a coin flip between Portugal and USA to see who moves on).
Give me the short version!
- You want USA to win or tie and Portugal to win by less than three goals. Basically.
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