Here we go again - Germany's last of 3 first round games this World Cup.
After the defeat to Serbia, Germany can't realistically afford a draw against Ghana - they need to win this one to ensure their advancement into the group of 16. Ghana is the only undefeated team in this group (albeit by the grace of two penalty kick goals in those first two games) and Germany will have to do without striker Miroslav Klose after his red card against Serbia.
The saying goes that no World Cup game is an easy game, regardless of how effortless their 4:0 win against Australia in the first match appeared, but this is the first one that is truly do-or-die for the German side.
This game is scheduled from 1:30pm to 3:15pm on Wednesday. The weather forecast for Wednesday predicts a sunny day with temperatures in the mid-nineties. Whereas Cuatros proved to be a lot of fun during Germany's first two games, we thought it prudent to watch this early afternoon game at an indoor venue. So we're going to give Third Base Sports Bar on West 6th, just east of MoPac a go this time around. They have more high-mounted HD flat-panel televisions than you can shake an angry referee-damning fist at and their drink and meal prices are reasonable. There's a parking garage and it should be comparatively easy to get to for your "lunch-break", "doctor's appointment", or what have you ;-)