Group D: Germany, Australia, Serbia, Ghana
This group has been called by some observers as the real group of death. It features a clear favorite in Germany, however all of the four teams in Group D will have aims on advancing to the knockout rounds.
As stated, Germany are the top-seeded team in Group D and even without the injured Michael Ballack are the side to beat from this section. Australia are back at the World Cup after giving a superb account of themselves in Germany four years ago. Serbia finished atop a very difficult qualifying section in Europe and enter the tournament hoping to improve on their poor performance at the 2006 finals. Ghana meanwhile are one of the strongest African sides, though how they manage to deal with the loss of their captain Michael Essien could perhaps determine how far they go in South Africa.
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