Pre-game: Group D finale
Day 13, Match 3 and 4
- Ghana-Germany, live on CBC and CBCSports.ca at 9:30 a.m. ET
- Australia-Serbia, live on digital channel CBC Bold and CBCSports.ca at 9:30 a.m. ET
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Current Group D standings
- Ghana: 4 points, 2 goals, +1 goal difference
- Germany: 3 points, 4 goals, +3 goal difference
- Serbia: 3 points,1 goal, 0 goal difference
- Australia: 1 point, 1 goal, -4 goal difference
FIFA uses the following series of tiebreakers when teams finish tied with the same number of points at the end of the group stage:
- Goal difference.
- Total goals scored.
- Head-to-head results (if more than two teams are tied, then results between those teams are calculated using the first two criteria).
- Drawing of lots.
Remember, the top two teams in the group move on to the round of 16.
- With a win or tie, OR
- With a loss and if Australia-Serbia tie, so long as Serbia does not own the tiebreaker over Ghana, OR
- With a loss and if Australia wins, so long as Australia does not own the tiebreaker over Ghana.
- With a win, OR
- With a tie and if Serbia and Australia tie, so long as Serbia does not own the tiebreaker over Germany, OR
- With a tie and if Australia wins, so long as Australia does not own the tiebreaker over Germany.
- With a win, OR
- With a tie and if Ghana wins, OR
- With a tie and if Ghana and Germany tie and it owns the tiebreaker over Germany.
- With a win and if Ghana wins, OR
- With a win and if Germany wins and Australia owns the tiebreaker over Ghana, OR
- With a win and if Ghana and Germany tie and if Australia owns the tiebreaker over Germany.
Ghana vs. Germany
Player to watch for Ghana – Asamoah Gyan: The 24-year-old forward has two goals for Ghana at this tournament and has been his country’s most dangerous attacking player
Player to watch for Germany – Lukas Podolski: With Miroslav Klose suspended for this match, it will be up to the lively Podolski to lead the line up front for Germany.
The Ghanaian perspective: "We all know Germany has a good team, but we believe we have a good team as well. What we need to do against the Germans is be compact because when we play this way it brings us victory." — captain John Mensah
The German perspective: "Ghana are fast and can play well on the counter, they don't shy away from one-to-one duels as they are strong, they have players who can put in fantastic sprints." — coach Joachim Low
World Cup head-to-head: Ghana and Germany have never met at the World Cup.
Australia vs. Serbia
Player to watch for Australia – Brett Holman: The attacking midfielder has scored Australia's only goal in this tournament, and the Socceroos would be well-advised to try to get him the ball more often.
Player to watch for Serbia – Milan Jovanovic: Serbia's goal-scoring hero against Germany, Jovanovic is a standout two-way midfielder who can make things happen in the final third of the field.
The Australian perspective: "We have to remain positive, this is another of our strengths as a team. Without a belief that we can really win our games here, then there's not much point." — defender Lucas Neill
The Serbian perspective: "We are a team with character and are never satisfied with our achievements. The win [against Germany] was more than just three points and will inspire us to aim for greater heights." — coach Radomir Antic
World Cup head-to-head: This match will mark the first World Cup encounter between the two countries.