Portugal (2-1) Ghana

Portugal Praying for a Blowout (UPDATE: 2-1 Win Not Enough)


Ronaldo's hopes hang on the scoreboard.

UPDATE: Portugal needed some big scores differentials to advance, either in their match or the US/Germany match. Unfortunately for them, it didn’t happen: Portugal won 2-1, Germany won 1-0, and Portugal and Ghana are sent home.

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The advancement scenarios for the US and Germany are confusing for sure. But the scenarios for Portugal and Ghana are on a whole new level. Ghana needs to beat Portugal and hope the US either loses or runs up a big score against Germany. Portugal, meanwhile, needs to beat Ghana by a wide margin, and hope that whoever wins the Germany/US match also wins in a blowout.

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