Thursday, 26th June
vs Ghana in Brasilia.
In the final Group G matches, Portugal take on Ghana in Brasilia
while USA play Germany in Recife.
Portugal and Ghana have never met before, at this level.
Ghana and Portugal both need to win, by a few goals, and hope that
the USA-Germany game isn't a draw.
An own goal from Ghana, thirty minutes into the game, gave Portugal the lead.
Portuguese fans have John Boye to thank for the 130th goal of the
Ronaldo hit the bar with a cross and headed straight at the goalkeeper
on another occasion; Fatau Dauda really pleased with himself.
Two minutes after Germany took the lead against USA in Recife, Ghana equalised in
Brasilia; a header from Asamoah Gyan, in the 57th minute.
Cristiano Ronaldo made it advantage Portugal, with ten minutes still to play. Not enough
to overtake USA, who were only losing to Germany by a solitary goal.
Final Score: Portugal 2 - Ghana 1
22-Beto; 21-Joao Pereira, 3-Pepe, 2-Bruno Alves, 4- Miguel Veloso; 8- Joao Moutinho,
6-William Carvalho, 20-Ruben Amorim; 17-Nani, 7-Cristiano Ronaldo, 11-Eder.
16-Fatau Dauda; 23-Harrison Afful, 21-John Boye, 19-Jonathan Mensah, 20-Kwadwo Asamoah;
7-Christian Atsu, 17-Mohammed Rabiu, 8-Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, 10-Andre Ayew; 18-Abdul
Majeed Waris, 3-Asamoah Gyan.
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla - Bahrain
3 yellow cards:
39 mins - Harrison Afful (Ghana)
54 mins - Abdul Majeed Waris (Ghana)
77 mins - Jordan Ayew (Ghana)
USA vs Germany
2014 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.
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