Which combination of results sends your favourite team through to the Round of 16? As soon as the fans start totting up the points and comparing goal differences, you know the crunch is fast approaching. After the first two rounds of matches in Group D, all four teams – Ghana, Germany, Serbia and Australia – can still make the next round.

Germany looked in pole position after an impressive 4-0 victory over Australia in their opening game, but they then fell 1-0 to Serbia, who bounced back from losing by the same score to Ghana. Even the Socceroos, meanwhile, remain in with a chance after drawing 1-1 with the Black Stars. FIFA.com spells out the permutations in Group D ahead of the third and last matchday.

As it stands
1. Ghana: 4 pts, GD +1, 2 goals scored
2. Germany: 3 pts, GD +3, 4 goals scored
3. Serbia: 3 pts, GD 0, 1 goal scored
4. Australia: 1 pt, GD -4, 1 goal scored

Next up
Ghana-Germany, 23 June, Soccer City, Johannesburg, 20.30
Australia-Serbia, 23 June, Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit, 20.30

Qualifying criteria
According the Regulations of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, the ranking of each team in each group will be determined as follows:

a) greatest number of points obtained in all group matches;

b) goal difference in all group matches;

c) greatest number of goals scored in all group matches.

If two or more teams are equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings will be determined as follows:

d) greatest number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;

e) goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned;

f) greater number of goals scored in all group matches between the teams concerned;

g) drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.

Permutations
- If both games end in draws, Ghana finish top and Germany second.

- If Germany beat Ghana and Serbia beat Australia, Germany finish top and Serbia second.*

- If Germany beat Ghana and Australia beat Serbia, Germany finish top and Ghana or Australia second.**

- If Ghana beat Germany and Serbia beat Australia, Ghana finish top and Serbia second.

- If Ghana beat Germany and Australia beat Serbia, Ghana finish top and Australia second.

- If Germany and Ghana draw and Serbia beat Australia, Serbia finish top and Ghana second.

- If Germany and Ghana draw and Australia beat Serbia, Ghana finish top and Germany or Australia second.**

- If Ghana beat Germany and Australia and Serbia draw, Ghana finish top and Serbia second.

- If Germany beat Ghana and Australia and Serbia draw, Germany finish top and Ghana or Serbia second.**

* First place will be determined by overall goal difference.
**Second place will be determined by overall goal difference.