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Thursday, 17 July 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014: Portugal vs Ghana

Elections in Portugal and Ghana needed win when they clash in Brasilia, but know they are at the mercy of another comparison that simultaneously played almost 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles) away, in Germany against the United States in Recife.

Portugal's task is further complicated because their goal difference is minus four worse than the four Germans and one of the Americans.

Ghana, which has a difference of minus one, harbors more hope. A victory in the Brazilian capital, combined with a win in Germany, would place in the second round and would exclude the United States.

Speculations have emerged since Portugal rescued a 2-2 draw against USA in the second game. Under these assumptions, Germans and Americans make little effort to get the draw, which leaves both ranked.

But the Portuguese can only blame themselves for being in such a complicated situation. Even before Pepe won expulsion of striking a header in the 4-0 thrashing by Portugal suffered against Germany, the team has not reflected on the court its status ranking fourth in the finals.

Ghana has offered more than Portugal in Brazil, and it can be considered unlucky to have only one point after falling 2-1 to the United States and a 2-2 draw against the Germans.