Ghana, 32 in the FIFA ranking, goes through to the next round with Germany, leap-frogging over Serbia (15) and Australia (20) to play the USA and England, respectively. Drama in Group C, where the USA’s last-minute goal against Algeria sent Slovenia crashing out.
In Group C, the USA and England make it to the last 16 at the expense of Algeria and Slovenia; Ghana and Germany go through, Australia and Serbia drop out of Group D.
As for tomorrow’s games, in Group E Cameroon is already eliminated, whatever the result against Holland, a team which has already qualified, whatever the result between Japan and Denmark, both on 3 points, Japan with a goal difference of zero (1-1) and Denmark with minus one (2-3). Anything less than a win for Denmark, is not enough.
In Group F, Paraguay plays New Zealand and Italy meets Slovakia. A draw is enough for Paraguay, while in the other match, both teams need to win to be sure of passing to the last 16.
How is Russia going to respond? Last time, an attack of this scale on the Crimean Bridge led to the beginning of the destruction of the Ukrainian energy system