Daily Maverick (Johannesburg)

9 June 2014

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

Photo: Cameroononline
Samuel Eto'o and Didier Drogba

analysis

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...

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