Scenarios for qualification in Group D

German Football
By German Football June 23, 2010 18:06

Scenarios for qualification in Group D

Here are the different permutations in which the teams in Group D can qualify for the knockout stage of the 2010 World Cup:

Germany

3 points from 2 matches, +3 goal differential

Wins the group with:

  • A win over Ghana, as long as Serbia doesn’t win by enough to beat Germany on goal difference.

Qualifies with above scenario plus:

  • A win over Ghana (regardless of other result)
  • A draw with Ghana combined with an Australia-Serbia draw (Germany win on goal difference).
  • A draw with Ghana combined with an Australia win that leaves Germany ahead of Australia on goal difference / tie-breakers.

Ghana

4 points from 2 matches, +1 goal differential

Wins the group with:

  • A win over Germany
  • A draw with Germany, combined with an Australia-Serbia draw

Qualifies with above scenarios plus:

  • A draw with Germany (regardless of other result)
  • A loss to Germany, combined with an Australia-Serbia draw that leaves Ghana ahead of Serbia on goal difference / tie-breakers.
  • A loss to Germany, combined with an Australia win that leaves Ghana ahead of Australia o goal difference / tie-breakers.

Serbia

3 points from 2 matches, 0 goal differential

Wins the group with:

  • A win over Australia combined with a Germany-Ghana draw.
  • A win over Australia combined with a Germany win that leaves Serbia ahead of Germany on goal difference / tie-breakers.

Qualifies with above scenario plus:

  • A win over Australia (regardless of other result)
  • A draw with Australia, combined with a Germany win that leaves Serbia ahead of Ghana on goal difference / tie-breakers.
  • A draw with Australia, combined with a Ghana win.

Australia

1 point from 2 matches, -4 goal differential

Australia cannot win the group

Qualify with the following scenario:

  • A win over Serbia, combined with a Ghana win over Germany.
  • A win over Serbia, combined with a Germany win over Ghana that leaves Australia ahead of Ghana on goal difference / tie-breakers.
  • A win over Serbia by 8 goals, combined with a Germany-Ghana draw (Australia beats Germany on goal difference)
German Football
By German Football June 23, 2010 18:06
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