- Germany were top of the group with 4 points, with USA on 3 (in 2nd) and Ghana and Portugal occupying the bottom two places
- Germany virtually already sealed their place in the knock-out rounds, while the USA only needed a draw to be certain of a place in the Last 16
- Portugal needed to beat Ghana by more than 4 goals (as their goal difference was negative) and hope that USA lose, in order to progress
- Ghana needed to beat Portugal and hope that the USA did NOT match their result - to get into the Last 16
USA vs Germany -
USA: Howard, Johnson, Gonzalez, Besley, Beasley, Beckerman, Jones, Zuzi, Bradley, Davis and Dempsey.
Subs: Guzan, Yedlin, Diskerud, Brooks, Altidore, Bedoya, Johannsson, Wondolowski, Green, Cameron, Chandler and Rimando.
Germany: Neuer, Boateng, Mertesacker, Hummels, Howedes, Schweinsteiger, Lahm, Kroos, Ozil, Muller and Podolski.
Subs: Zieler, Weidenfeller, Grosskreutz, Ginter, Khedira, Schurrle, Klose, Draxler, Durm, Gotze, Mustafi and Kramer.
Portugal vs Ghana -
Portugal: Beto, Pereira, Pepe, Alves, Veloso, Moutinho, Carvalho, Amorim, Nani, Eder and Ronaldo.
Subs: Eduardo, Vieirinha, Costa, Neto, Silva, Meireles and Varela.
Ghana: Dauda, Afful, Boye, Mensah, Asamoah, Atsu, Rabiu, Agyemang-Badu, Andre Ayew, Waris and Gyan.
Subs: Adams, Inkoom, Opare, Essien, Acquah, Jordan Ayew, Adomah, Sumaila, Wakaso and Kwarasey.
|German efficiency: Germany got the job done, and will now play against Algeria in the Last 16|
|Muller's curling effort span into the bottom corner of the net, to give Germany the lead|
|4 in 3: Muller celebrates his 4th goal of the tournament so far, no-one has scored more than him!|
|Gyan's equaliser ensured that he surpassed Roger Milla's record as top African scorer at a WC|
|Ronaldo walks away after scoring, he knows that Portugal are going home regardless of his finish|