2010 FIFA World Cup Group D

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Group D of the 2010 FIFA World Cup began on 13 June and ended on 23 June 2010.[1] The group consisted of Germany, Australia, Serbia and Ghana. Along with Group G, it was considered to be a group of death.[2]

Overall[edit]

In 1974, West Germany was in the same group with Australia (along with East Germany and Chile). West Germany won 3–0 and subsequently advanced to the second round.

Ghana's coach, Milovan Rajevac was Serbian, meaning he would be coaching Ghana against his homeland. Ghana's Kevin-Prince Boateng would be facing off against his half brother, Jérôme Boateng who represented Germany, their country of birth.

Consistent with the Group of Death label, there was a cycle of close matches (all 1–0) between Ghana, Serbia and Germany with each team winning one and losing one. As a result the outcome of the group was, in effect, determined by the three matches involving Australia. Germany beat Australia 4–0 and won the group; Ghana drew with Australia 1–1 and finished second; Serbia lost to Australia 2–1 and finished last.

As group winners, Germany advanced to face England, the runners-up in Group C, while Ghana took on the United States, who won Group C. Both teams were victorious, making this group the only from which both teams advanced to the quarter-finals.

There was some controversy throughout the group matches. In the match between Serbia and Germany, there were an unprecedented amount of cards given out, with Miroslav Klose getting a second yellow early in the match. Another big controversy occurred during the Serbia-Australia match. Tim Cahill punched the ball with his hand in the box in the last minutes of the game which would have given Serbia a chance to equalize and had they scored, they would have qualified for the next round. The referees missed the incident and Serbia ended up losing 2-1.

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 3 2 0 1 5 1 +4 6
 Ghana 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 Australia 3 1 1 1 3 6 −3 4
 Serbia 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3


All times local (UTC+02)

Serbia vs Ghana[edit]

13 June 2010
16:00
Serbia  0–1  Ghana
Report Gyan Goal 85' (pen.)
Serbia[4]
Ghana[4]
GK 1 Vladimir Stojković
RB 6 Branislav Ivanović
CB 13 Aleksandar Luković Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 54', 74'
CB 5 Nemanja Vidić
LB 3 Aleksandar Kolarov
CM 11 Nenad Milijaš Substituted off 62'
CM 10 Dejan Stanković (c)
RW 17 Miloš Krasić
LW 14 Milan Jovanović Substituted off 76'
SS 9 Marko Pantelić
CF 15 Nikola Žigić Booked 19' Substituted off 69'
Substitutions:
MF 22 Zdravko Kuzmanović Booked 83' Substituted in 62'
FW 8 Danko Lazović Substituted in 69'
DF 20 Neven Subotić Substituted in 76'
Manager:
Radomir Antić
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GK 22 Richard Kingson
RB 4 John Paintsil
CB 15 Isaac Vorsah Booked 26'
CB 5 John Mensah (c)
LB 2 Hans Sarpei
CM 6 Anthony Annan
CM 23 Kevin-Prince Boateng Substituted off 90+1'
RW 12 Prince Tagoe Booked 89'
AM 21 Kwadwo Asamoah Substituted off 73'
LW 13 André Ayew
CF 3 Asamoah Gyan Substituted off 90+3'
Substitutions:
MF 10 Stephen Appiah Substituted in 73'
DF 19 Lee Addy Substituted in 90+1'
MF 20 Quincy Owusu-Abeyie Substituted in 90+3'
Manager:
Serbia Milovan Rajevac
Serbia vs Ghana

Man of the Match:
Asamoah Gyan (Ghana)

Assistant referees:
Ricardo Casas (Argentina)[3]
Hernán Maidana (Argentina)[3]
Fourth official:
Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh (Malaysia)[3]
Fifth official:
Jeffrey Gek Pheng (Singapore)[3]

Germany vs Australia[edit]

13 June 2010
20:30
Germany  4–0  Australia
Podolski Goal 8'
Klose Goal 26'
Müller Goal 68'
Cacau Goal 70'
Report
Germany[5]
Australia[5]
GK 1 Manuel Neuer
RB 16 Philipp Lahm (c)
CB 3 Arne Friedrich
CB 17 Per Mertesacker
LB 14 Holger Badstuber
CM 7 Bastian Schweinsteiger
CM 6 Sami Khedira
RW 13 Thomas Müller
AM 8 Mesut Özil Booked 12' Substituted off 74'
LW 10 Lukas Podolski Substituted off 81'
CF 11 Miroslav Klose Substituted off 68'
Substitutions:
FW 19 Cacau Booked 90+2' Substituted in 68'
FW 23 Mario Gómez Substituted in 74'
MF 21 Marko Marin Substituted in 81'
Manager:
Joachim Löw
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GK 1 Mark Schwarzer
RB 8 Luke Wilkshire
CB 3 Craig Moore Booked 24'
CB 2 Lucas Neill (c) Booked 46'
LB 11 Scott Chipperfield
CM 16 Carl Valeri Booked 58'
CM 13 Vince Grella Substituted off 46'
RW 7 Brett Emerton Substituted off 74'
AM 5 Jason Culina
LW 19 Richard Garcia Substituted off 64'
CF 4 Tim Cahill Red card 56'
Substitutions:
FW 14 Brett Holman Substituted in 46'
FW 17 Nikita Rukavytsya Substituted in 64'
MF 15 Mile Jedinak Substituted in 74'
Manager:
Netherlands Pim Verbeek

Man of the Match:
Lukas Podolski (Germany)

Assistant referees:
José Luis Camargo (Mexico)[3]
Alberto Morín (Mexico)[3]
Fourth official:
Martin Hansson (Sweden)[3]
Fifth official:
Henrik Andrén (Sweden)[3]

Germany vs Serbia[edit]

In the 59th minute Vidić got a yellow card for a hand ball in the penalty box. Podolski took the penalty shot for Germany but failed to equalize after the goalkeeper blocked his shot.[6]

18 June 2010
13:30
Germany  0–1  Serbia
Report Jovanović Goal 38'
Germany[8]
Serbia[8]
GK 1 Manuel Neuer
RB 16 Philipp Lahm (c) Booked 32'
CB 3 Arne Friedrich
CB 17 Per Mertesacker
LB 14 Holger Badstuber Substituted off 77'
CM 6 Sami Khedira Booked 22'
CM 7 Bastian Schweinsteiger Booked 73'
RW 13 Thomas Müller Substituted off 70'
AM 8 Mesut Özil Substituted off 70'
LW 10 Lukas Podolski
CF 11 Miroslav Klose Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 12', 37'
Substitutions:
FW 19 Cacau Substituted in 70'
MF 21 Marko Marin Substituted in 70'
FW 23 Mario Gómez Substituted in 77'
Manager:
Joachim Löw
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GK 1 Vladimir Stojković
RB 6 Branislav Ivanović Booked 18'
CB 20 Neven Subotić Booked 57'
CB 5 Nemanja Vidić Booked 59'
LB 3 Aleksandar Kolarov Booked 19'
DM 22 Zdravko Kuzmanović Substituted off 75'
CM 18 Miloš Ninković Substituted off 70'
CM 10 Dejan Stanković (c)
RW 17 Miloš Krasić
LW 14 Milan Jovanović Substituted off 79'
CF 15 Nikola Žigić
Substitutions:
MF 4 Gojko Kačar Substituted in 70'
MF 19 Radosav Petrović Substituted in 75'
FW 8 Danko Lazović Substituted in 79'
Manager:
Radomir Antić

Man of the Match:
Vladimir Stojković (Serbia)

Assistant referees:
Fermín Martínez (Spain)[7]
Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (Spain)[7]
Fourth official:
Martín Vázquez (Uruguay)[7]
Fifth official:
Carlos Pastorino (Uruguay)[7]

Ghana vs Australia[edit]

19 June 2010
16:00
Ghana  1–1  Australia
Gyan Goal 25' (pen.) Report Holman Goal 11'
Ghana[9]
Australia[9]
GK 22 Richard Kingson (c)
RB 4 John Paintsil
CB 8 Jonathan Mensah Booked 79'
CB 19 Lee Addy Booked 40'
LB 2 Hans Sarpei
DM 6 Anthony Annan Booked 84'
CM 23 Kevin-Prince Boateng Substituted off 87'
RW 12 Prince Tagoe Substituted off 56'
AM 21 Kwadwo Asamoah Substituted off 77'
LW 13 André Ayew
CF 3 Asamoah Gyan
Substitutions:
MF 20 Quincy Owusu-Abeyie Substituted in 56'
MF 11 Sulley Muntari Substituted in 77'
FW 14 Matthew Amoah Substituted in 87'
Manager:
Serbia Milovan Rajevac
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GK 1 Mark Schwarzer
RB 8 Luke Wilkshire Substituted off 84'
CB 2 Lucas Neill (c)
CB 3 Craig Moore Booked 85'
LB 21 David Carney
CM 5 Jason Culina
CM 16 Carl Valeri
RW 7 Brett Emerton
AM 14 Brett Holman Substituted off 68'
LW 23 Mark Bresciano Substituted off 66'
CF 10 Harry Kewell Red card 24'
Substitutions:
DF 11 Scott Chipperfield Substituted in 66'
FW 9 Joshua Kennedy Substituted in 68'
FW 17 Nikita Rukavytsya Substituted in 84'
Manager:
Netherlands Pim Verbeek

Man of the Match:
Asamoah Gyan (Ghana)

Assistant referees:
Paolo Calcagno (Italy)[7]
Stefano Ayroldi (Italy)[7]
Fourth official:
Carlos Simon (Brazil)[7]
Fifth official:
Altemir Hausmann (Brazil)[7]

Ghana vs Germany[edit]

German striker Miroslav Klose was suspended for the match after being sent off in the last match against Serbia.

23 June 2010
20:30
Ghana  0–1  Germany
Report Özil Goal 60'
Soccer City, Johannesburg
Attendance: 83,391
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)
Ghana[10]
Germany[10]
GK 22 Richard Kingson
RB 4 John Paintsil
CB 5 John Mensah (c)
CB 8 Jonathan Mensah
LB 2 Hans Sarpei
DM 6 Anthony Annan
RM 23 Kevin-Prince Boateng
LM 21 Kwadwo Asamoah
RW 12 Prince Tagoe Substituted off 64'
LW 13 André Ayew Booked 40' Substituted off 90+2'
CF 3 Asamoah Gyan Substituted off 82'
Substitutions:
MF 11 Sulley Muntari Substituted in 64'
FW 14 Matthew Amoah Substituted in 82'
FW 18 Dominic Adiyiah Substituted in 90+2'
Manager:
Serbia Milovan Rajevac
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GK 1 Manuel Neuer
RB 16 Philipp Lahm (c)
CB 17 Per Mertesacker
CB 3 Arne Friedrich
LB 20 Jérôme Boateng Substituted off 73'
CM 7 Bastian Schweinsteiger Substituted off 81'
CM 6 Sami Khedira
RW 13 Thomas Müller Booked 43' Substituted off 67'
AM 8 Mesut Özil
LW 10 Lukas Podolski
CF 19 Cacau
Substitutions:
MF 15 Piotr Trochowski Substituted in 67'
MF 2 Marcell Jansen Substituted in 73'
MF 18 Toni Kroos Substituted in 81'
Manager:
Joachim Löw

Man of the Match:
Mesut Özil (Germany)

Assistant referees:
Altemir Hausmann (Brazil)
Roberto Braatz (Brazil)
Fourth official:
Martín Vázquez (Uruguay)
Fifth official:
Carlos Pastorino (Uruguay)

Australia vs Serbia[edit]

23 June 2010
20:30
Australia  2–1  Serbia
Cahill Goal 69'
Holman Goal 73'
Report Pantelić Goal 84'
Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Attendance: 37,836
Referee: Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay)
Australia[11]
Serbia[11]
GK 1 Mark Schwarzer
RB 8 Luke Wilkshire Booked 50' Substituted off 82'
CB 6 Michael Beauchamp Booked 49'
CB 2 Lucas Neill (c)
LB 21 David Carney
CM 5 Jason Culina
CM 16 Carl Valeri Substituted off 66'
RW 7 Brett Emerton Booked 67'
AM 4 Tim Cahill
LW 23 Mark Bresciano Substituted off 66'
CF 9 Joshua Kennedy
Substitutions:
DF 11 Scott Chipperfield Substituted in 66'
FW 14 Brett Holman Substituted in 66'
MF 19 Richard Garcia Substituted in 82'
Manager:
Netherlands Pim Verbeek
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GK 1 Vladimir Stojković
RB 6 Branislav Ivanović
CB 5 Nemanja Vidić
CB 13 Aleksandar Luković Booked 18'
LB 16 Ivan Obradović
DM 22 Zdravko Kuzmanović Substituted off 77'
CM 10 Dejan Stanković (c)
CM 18 Miloš Ninković Booked 59'
RW 17 Miloš Krasić Substituted off 62'
LW 14 Milan Jovanović
CF 15 Nikola Žigić Substituted off 67'
Substitutions:
MF 7 Zoran Tošić Substituted in 62'
FW 9 Marko Pantelić Substituted in 67'
FW 8 Danko Lazović Substituted in 77'
Manager:
Radomir Antić

Man of the Match:
Tim Cahill (Australia)

Assistant referees:
Pablo Fandino (Uruguay)
Mauricio Espinosa (Uruguay)
Fourth official:
Carlos Batres (Guatemala)
Fifth official:
Leonel Leal (Costa Rica)

References[edit]

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  4. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group D – Serbia-Ghana" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 13 June 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group D – Germany-Australia" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 13 June 2010. Archived from the original on 5 July 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Play-by-Play". Fifa.com. FIFA. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
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