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                                                                     Group G

  GD  Pts
 Germany 3 2 1 0 7 2 5 7
 U.S.A. 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Portugal 3 1 1 1 4 5 -1 4
 Ghana
3 0 1 2 4 6 -2 1

 

 Date  Match  Match Report
16 June 2014

Germany 4-0 Portugal

Müller scored the first hat-trick of the 2014 World Cup as Germany thrashed Portugal four-nil.

Hummels headed Germany's second goal.

Pepe of Portugal was sent off in the first half when he head-butted Müller.

Ronaldo was good early on but he had few chances to score. 

Vocabulary

hat-trick - three goals in a game.

thrashed - beat easily.

head-butted - hit another man with his head.

early on - at the beginning of the game.

16 June 2014

Ghana 1-2 U.S.A.

USA's John Brooks, who scored his side’s late winner against Ghana in Natal on Monday, is mobbed by ecstatic teammates.

USA won after a dramatic last few minutes.

Clint Dempsey scored after only 29 seconds to give USA the lead.

Ghana took command and scored with eight minutes to go. 

USA were tired but four minutes later Books scored with a header to secure the win.

Vocabulary

dramatic - very exciting

took command - became the better team

secure - to make safe

21 June 2014 Germany 2-2 Ghana

Germany drew with Ghana in this thrilling game in group G.

Germany went ahead with a header from Gotze but Ghana came back with two goals in nine minutes.

The first was scored by Ayew and the second by Gyan. 

Klose came on as a substitute and scored his 15th World Cup goal.

Vocabulary

thrilling - very exciting.

22 June 2014 Portugal 2-2 U.S.A.

Portugal scored in the last minute to draw with USA.

Nani put Portugal ahead but after 60 minutes Jones equalised for USA with a superb shot.

Dempsey put USA ahead with ten minutes to go but Varela scored from a Ronaldo cross to secure a point.

Vocabulary

superb - very good

secure - make safe

26 June 2014 U.S.A. 0-1 Germany

Thomas Müller scored the winner for Germany as both they and the United States reached the last 16.
Müller scored his ninth World Cup goal in nine games.

It rained during most of the game.

Vocabulary
26 June 2014 Portugal 2-1 Ghana

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a second-half goal to give Portugal a 2-1 victory over Ghana but Portugal are still out of the World Cup.

Ghana's John Boye gave Portugal the lead when he put the ball in his own net.

Then Asamoah Gyan headed an equaliser for Ghana.

Ronaldo scored after 80 minutes.

Portugal needed three more goals to go into the last 16.

Vocabulary

equaliser - made the scores the same again.

12 June