9 June 2014

Ghana: 2014 Fifa World Cup - Group G Preview - Germany, Portugal, U.S., Ghana

Photo: Gavin Barker/BackpagePix
Asamoah Gyan celebrates his and Ghana's only goal in the match with Brazil.


Group G is one of the most enticing groups of the tournament. The group, which many pundits have labelled the "group of death", might be intimidating but it has the promise to be one heck of a ride. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.

The real group of death promises to throw up some fascinating contests. It is otherwise known as the group of "no bloody chance", for some teams at least. Two sides are favourites to go through, but with the curse of injuries and the help of a witch-doctor (yes, really) this group could very well surprise a few people.

Which teams are playing and what are the chances of progressing?

Germany, Portugal, Ghana and the United States are lumped together for this one. You probably don't even need to be a serious footie fan to figure out who are the favourites to progress.

According to Pinnacle, the chances are as follows:

Germany: 86%

Portugal: 62%

Ghana: 27%

USA: 25%

German domination

Even with an injury to Marco Reus, which has ruled him out of the tournament, the Germans are still favourites to progress undefeated through the group. While German domination is slowly ending in European competitions, they are expected to...

Copyright © 2014 Daily Maverick. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.