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World Cup: Germany vs. Ghana, Serbia vs. Australia

The United States' opponent in Saturday's round-of-16 game will be decided this afternoon when Germany plays Ghana, and Serbia faces Australia. For scenarios on the United Stats' opponent, click here.

For in-game stats on Germany vs. Ghana, click here. For in-game commentary, click here.

For in-game stats on Serbia vs. Australia, click here. For in-game commentary, click here.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  June 23, 2010; 2:06 PM ET
Categories:  2010 World Cup , Germany , Ghana  
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Germany is looking pretty mediocre so far. Lot's of giveaways in the midfield.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | June 23, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Anyone have a link? ESPN 3 is blocked here and the univision link, which had worked perfectly all tournament, is now telling me I need a newer version of Adobe flash (I can't install it).

Posted by: grubbsbl | June 23, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Game starting to open up. Germany on a breakaway, but stopped by the Ghanaian GK. Ghana returns with a shot that blocked at the far post by Lahm.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | June 23, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Wow, Ozil shanked the right to the keep.

Posted by: Reignking | June 23, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | June 23, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Germany with a real chance on the FK.

Posted by: Reignking | June 23, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Funny thing about the Ghana-Germany game. Both sides must be thinking they'd rather finish second, instead of winning the group. Rightly or wrongly, they'd rather play the USA over England. Plus, they'd have the easier route to the semis. Whichever team wins this group will have to beat England, and then play the winner of Argentina-Mexico.

Fortunately, neither team is assured of advancing, so they should have to play to win.

Posted by: fischy | June 23, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Not sure what team the USA will play, but have 100% confidence that Messi will make Mexican defenders looks like orange traffic cones.

Posted by: GeneWells | June 23, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

except for australia these are the last 3 teams to knock us out of the Cuo. Serbia (and montenegro) in '98 (where their fans booed during our anthem), germany in '02 (the handball that wasn't) and ghana in '06 (the penalty that shouldnt have been).

Posted by: PindarPushkin | June 23, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

That goal probably eliminates Germany as the USA opponent.

Posted by: Gambrills4 | June 23, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

^^ And Austrailia

Posted by: tphasbdp | June 23, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Goal AUS Cahill in the 68th.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | June 23, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

AUS 2-0 They need 2 more or 2 more by Germany t0 make up the GD with Ghana.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | June 23, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

come on ghana! dont let the germans beat you. where's the inner hate against the partial colonial master. let loose togoland's revenge!

Posted by: PindarPushkin | June 23, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Schwarzer spills. Serbians pull one back. Germany not doing Oz any favors. Whaever happened to Low's plan to humiliate Germany's opponents?

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | June 23, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

wow. what an increbidle sports day! These games have been incredible. A match at Wimbeldon that will never be surpassed.

Will the Serbs pull it off?

Posted by: fedssocr | June 23, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

I thought they fired Low and replaced him with Bryan Ferry . . .

Posted by: OWNTF | June 23, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Australia 2 - 0 Serbia. Finalmente. Both teams go out.
USA v Ghana
England v Germany

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | June 23, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

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