Pick the Groups - Group G

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  1. GothamGator
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    Who will advance? (FIFA and ELO/Chess rankings are after each team.)

    Germany - #2, #2
    Portugal - #4, #7
    USA - #13, #13
    Ghana - #37, #38

    (G is for Group of Death)
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    Going chalk, Germany and Portugal with Ghana finishing 4th
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    USA 2-2 Ghana
    Germany 2-1 Portugal

    USA 1-1 Portugal
    Germany 3-0 Ghana

    USA 0-3 Germany
    Portugal 2-1 Ghana


    Final Standings:
    Germany - 9 points
    Portugal -4 points
    USA - 2 points
    Ghana - 1 point
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    Portugal will wilt in the heat. US and Germamy advance.
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    My head says: Germany comes 1st, Portugal 2nd

    My heart says: Germany 1st, USA 2nd.
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    I can't argue too much with the point totals, but I don't think Germany will be quite that dominant in terms of goal differential.
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    If after two games, the table is Germany with 6, US with 2, Port with 1, and Ghana with 1, I don't think Germany beats the US 3-0. They would already be guaranteed winning the group, and they would play a lot of reserves to keep their first line both rested and out of yellow card accumulation problems. Not saying we could beat the German reserves, but the best case US scenario is for the Germans to win the first two games and have their place in the knock-out round already reserved.

    The heat and humidity, plus travel will be a factor for the Europeans. If we can manage 4 points from our first 2 games, and face a Germany that has already advanced, that's probably our best bet to get to the knockout round.
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    Germany 7 points
    Portugal 5 points
    USA 4 points
    Ghana 1 point
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    I'll be happy if we beat Ghana. They've beaten us the last two WCs and now they are talking trash. If we win, I'll hope to advance, but right now, all I can think about is I hope we beat Ghana.

    Go GATORS!
    ,WESGATORS

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