In group G the field was pretty much open to all teams. Germany played the USA and Portugal played Ghana. Portugal beat Ghana 2-1 but it wasn’t sufficient for them to qualify even though the USA lost to Germany, due to goal difference.

In group H Algeria played Russia and Belgium played South Korea. Belgium were already through and so fielded a weakened side against South Korea. They also had player sent of at the end of the first half. It didn’t seem to cramp their style as they ran out 1-0 winners in the end. Russia needed to beat Algeria but could only draw 1 a piece which meant that Algeria qualifed for the round of 16 instead.