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Group D or the ‘Group of Death’ comprises Germany, Ghana, Serbia and Australia. Read on to know more on the teams involved and the schedule for the matches.

2010 FIFA World Cup Group D

Germany, Ghana, Serbia and Australia make up for the 2010 FIFA World Cup’s Group D. An imposing Germany are expected to shine past the group stages, while Ghana too possesses what it takes to make strong statements in the matches against their peers. Serbia and Australia, the two other Group D teams have had a comparatively good run to South Africa and will look to make up for more than just numbers.
First things first, a little on Group D’s most flamboyant team – Germany. Germany in the 2006 World Cup event were successful in making it to the semi-finals, but unfortunately weren’t successful in trotting any further. The present German team however possess the finesse it takes to traverse to the quarter-final, semi-final stages and maybe even win the Cup. They are the top seeded team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament. The three-time World Cup winners and the seven-time finalists had a dream run to South Africa which was decorated with stupendous performances by Michael Ballack and Miroslav Klose. The team is expected to either go all the way to a big win or at least have a huge role to play in the final outcome of the competition.

‘Team Ghana’ after Germany, are Group D’s biggest favorites and are expected to take giant winning strides in South Africa. The Ghanaians are the only team from their continent to actually make it to the World Cup; for them it’s like catering to the hopes of both a country and a continent. The team will rely on the guidance of their coach/mentor Milovan Rajevac. The witty coach was extremely successful in ferrying the Ghanaians past the group stages and gave away only one game in the process. The team boasts of exceptional talents in the form of Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari and Stephen Appiah.

With the challenging prospect of facing the mighty Germans and the resolute Ghanaians, Serbia and Australia make up for the other two teams in Group D. The Serbians, as an independent entity, make their World Cup debut in South Africa and will look to shape it into a memorable one. Their march to South Africa was blessed with a surprise win over France and a 5-0 clobbering win over Romania. Radomir Antic’s men or the White Eagles are a tough lot and on a good day with some serious efforts can dig up a win against their rivals. Australia on the other hand, being a nation famous for their cricketing capabilities, are evidently not too bad at football too. The Australians after a hiatus of 32 long years will make a comeback of sorts at South Africa. The team from down under is led by a witty and no-nonsense coach who goes by the name Pim Verbeek. The Australia Vs Ghana match and the Ghana Vs Germany match are believed to be Group D’s most looked forward to matches.

Group D players to look out for include the likes of Tim Cahill (AUS), Milan Jovanovic (SRB), Marko Pantelic (SRB) and Michael Ballack (GER). The players are stars in their own rights and are gifted enough to take the team they play for past the uncertain waters of the ‘Group of Death’.
2010 Football World Cup Group D Matches

The schedule for the Group D matches is given below.
Date
Match
Venue
June 13
Germany Vs Australia
Durban
June 13
Serbia Vs Ghana
Tshwane/Pretoria
June 18
Germany Vs Serbia
Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth
June 19
Ghana Vs Australia
Rustenburg
June 23
Ghana Vs Germany           
Johannesburg 
June 23
Australia Vs Serbia
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