2014 FIFA World Cup Update

by | Jun 25, 2014 | TV and Cable

Are you still feeling the sting from Portugal’s last-second, equalizer goal that prevented the U.S. from eliminating them from the next round? If you are, you’re not alone according to Nielsen data that shows a record-breaking 18.2 million viewers tuned into Sunday’s gut wrenching match.

Next up, the U.S. faces Germany in a very important game, which takes place Thursday, June 26 at 10:00 AM (MST). At the time of this posting, Group G standings had Germany and the U.S. tied at 4 points each and Ghana and Portugal tied with 1 point each. The point system in this round is as follows:

0 points for matches lost

1 point (per team) for matches that end in a tie

3 points for matches won

This means that the U.S. has to at least tie Germany on Thursday to move on to the next round as a Ghana or Portugal win would bring their total to 4 points as well. The top two teams from each group will move on. In the event of a tie, the team who has the best ratio of goals scored to goals allowed will move on.

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