The presumptive favorites take on the biggest underdogs left in the tournament. One online sportsbook I checked (for entertainment purposes only of course) had Brazil as 2/7 favorites to win and Ghana at 13/1.
Brazil has not lost a match in the World Cup since the 1998 Final. Since that loss to France, Brazil has had 10 wins and not even one draw. Ghana will be the first African team Brazil has faced since their streak began.
Ghana's task will be even tougher as one of its best players, midfielder Michael Essien, will miss the match because of a yellow card suspension. However, two other stars, Asamoah Gyan and Sulley Muntari, are back.
Brazil isn't missing anyone of consequence. Ronaldo has a chance to break the alltime record for goals in a World Cup, which he currently shares with Gerd Müller of Germany at 14.
The Brazilians did not come out firing on all cylinders with a 1-0 win over Croatia and a 2-0 win over Australia, but they seemed to put it all together in a 4-1 win over Japan. Ghana lost its opener to Italy 2-0, but came back to beat the Czech Republic 2-0 and then the USA 2-1.
A win by Ghana in this match might rank as one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history especially at this stage of the tournament.
15 of the 16 entrants in the Griddle's contest picked Brazil to win this match.