World Cup 2010: Ghana vs. Australia Live Stream [UPDATED]
The Black Stars of Ghana take on the Socceroos of Australia this afternoon in a crucial Group D clash at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg. This encounter will be a test of youth against experience with the youngest squad in the tournament, Ghana, facing the second-oldest in Pim Verbeek’s side.
An 84th-minute penalty kick by Asamoah Gyan handed the West Africans a 1-0 win against Serbia on Sunday. Ghana is hoping to become just the second African nation after Nigeria to qualify for the Round of 16 of the World Cup a second time.
Australia, on the other hand, was beaten by Germany 4-0 in their opening game courtesy of goals from Lukas Podolski, Miroslav Klose, Thomas Mueller and Cacau. A win for Verbeek’s men would have Socceroos fans delirious with celebration, but another loss would mean the end of their 2010 FIFA World Cup campaign.
These two teams have met on six previous occasions with Australia winning four and the Black Stars one. A win over the Socceroos would not guarantee Ghana passage to the next round, but it would mean the African side would need only a draw against Germany in their final group fixture to seal the deal.
The match kicks-off at 16:00 CET (10:00 a.m. ET).
UPDATE: The Black Stars were held to a 1-1 draw by Australia, but moved to the top of Group D with four points from two games.