VIDEO Portugal 1-0 Ghana First Half: Own Goal Increases U.S.’s Chances Of Advancing To Round Of 16

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Ghana and Portugal each have a chance to move into the Round of 16, but both need a loss by the United States and lots of goal.

Unfortunately for Ghana, defender John Boye surrendered an own goal in the 30th minute to put Portugal up 1-0 and the Black Stars are in danger of missing the knockout stage for the first time in the last three World Cups.

Boye was trying to clear a cross in the penalty area from Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, but wound up deflecting it into his own net.

The play could cap a disastrous Cup run for Ghana, which kicked two star players, Sully Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng, off the team before the big match due to disrespectful actions taken against the country’s Football Federation and head coach Asamoah Gyan.

Ghana entered the match with a minus-1 goal differential, while Portugal have a minus-four goal differential.

Should both the U.S.-Germany match and the Portugal-Ghana match end at their current halftime scores, Germany and the U.S. would advance. 

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