Team USA is ahead from the mighty Germany and star powered Portugal for about 13 minutes in its World Cup soccer group, but Portugal struck back with seconds to play when Cristiano Ronaldo set up his teammate Silvestre Varela for a header leaving the final score to a 2-2 respectively. This was a tough blow for the team USA because the spot becomes harder for them, but it doesn’t end their World Cup dreams. This will make the team push their limits to get the spot.
Most groups have done to matches already and have a clear winners as well as losers in the group of Brazil. But in group G which is composed of Ghana, Portugal, Germany and the United States, there is still a chance of qualifying any of the four teams for the knockout round.
United States plays with the group leader Germany and at the same time third rank Ghana plays Portugal on Thursdays. This could be the highlights in this group. Here’s how it’s going to work. The American will qualify for the knockout level if they beat Germany. The USA team will get three points when they win the match and giving them seven points over all. If it’s going to happen, they will go through the next level but Germany hasn’t lost yet in this World Cup, and team USA will be battling with their full force because both teams haven’t lost a game.
However, if both Germany and United States ties, they will get a point for the draw and will get five points each. Ghana-Portugal match will be of no value even either one of them wins because they will end up less than five points. This could happen since Ghana held the German team into a draw in their last match.
On the other hand, if team USA loses to Germany, it will be a bad season for them but it is not certainly game over, and it depends on how badly they lose as well as how the Ghana-Portugal game will end up. When both Ghana and Portugal will have a draw, then Americans will advance. If Portugal wins just a small margin, still Americans will go to next stage, but if Ghana wins by two or more, it will be over for the Americans and the African team will advance eliminating USA team third time in a row in the World Cup.
Meanwhile, Monday’s matches such as Brazil and Mexico advanced to round 16 while Netherlands win over Chile made them top on its group putting South Americans in second place. Brazil continued its winning and undefeated streak at home earning the top spot in group A. Chile and Selecгo will face each other on Saturday’s game. And Netherlands will face Mexico on Sunday which both teams won over their opponent respectively.