team usa group g scenarios advance world cup 2014 2014 World Cup: USA advancement scenarios from Group G for Germany match and Ghana Portugal outcomeNot sure exactly what to root for during the USA-Germany and Ghana-Portugal matches rounding out the Group G play at the 2014 World Cup? This handy chart shows all the scenarios and whether or not the U.S. will advance to the round of 16.

The reason it is so complicated is because no team out the Group of Death has advanced and no team has been eliminated yet. That means it comes down to whether the matches are wins, losses or ties, and in some cases, it comes down to various tiebreakers and eventually a coin toss.

Thursday’s (June 26) games kick off at noon ET/9 a.m. PT on ESPN and ESPN2.

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