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Group C, D and E Scenarios

By apeman
Monday, June 21, 2010 0:48 EDT
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Bonjour and Happy Father’s Day, Pandagoalians! I just spend the last two days traveling with my family to Quebec City. We’re finally settled in and drinking wine, so I’m back in action. Hope to get a real post (other than this technical business) up tomorrow, or possibly drunkenly later this evening.

Once again, these look more complex than they really are; if you had to nutshell things in Group C you’d say that if you win, you’re in unless you’re Algeria in which case you need a bit of help. As before, these are in order of most to least likely, by my estimation aided by Roxy as needed. I’ve been a bit more precise with Group C (getting into the GF tiebreak) because I know people are probably more interested in that one than the others.

Group C

Slovenia/US
Slovenia WIN or DRAW + US WIN or DRAW*

England/Slovenia
England WIN + US DRAW*

US/England
England WIN + US WIN

Slovenia/Algeria
Slovenia WIN or DRAW + Algeria WIN

England/Algeria
England WIN + Algeria WIN

Group D

Ghana/Germany
Ghana DRAW +Australia WIN or DRAW

Germany/Ghana
Germany WIN + Australia WIN or DRAW

Ghana/Serbia
Ghana WIN + Serbia WIN or DRAW

Serbia/Ghana
Ghana DRAW +Serbia WIN

Ghana/Australia
Ghana WIN +Australia WIN

Group E

Group E’s not really worth breaking down; Netherlands are in (w00t! go Oranje!) and barring armageddon (in the form of a lopsided loss to Cameroon) they win the group. The second Group E slot will be settled on the pitch between Japan and Denmark, with Denmark needing a win and Japan needing only a draw.

 
 
 
 
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