The U.S. men’s national team was less than a minute from clinching advancement to the knockout rounds of the World Cup after just two games. Instead, a last-gasp equalizer by Portugal has made things to bit more difficult.
The standings in Group G are posted below. Here are the scenarios for the USMNT to advance heading into Thursday’s 9 a.m. game against Germany (Portugal will play Ghana at the same time):
— A USA win or tie versus Germany
— A tie between Portugal and Ghana
— A USA loss while still winning a tiebreaker against the Portugal-Ghana winner
So what are the tiebreakers if level on points?
— Goal differential in the group
— Goals scored in the group
— Head-to-head result
— Drawing of lots
|Team||Record||Goals (F/A)||Goal differential||Points|