Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 3 2 0 1 5 1 +4 6
 Ghana 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 Australia 3 1 1 1 3 6 −3 4
 Serbia 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3

Group D of the 2010 FIFA World Cup began on 13 June and ended on 23 June 2010. The group consisted of Germany, Australia, Serbia and Ghana. Along with Group G, it was considered to be a group of death.

In 1974, West Germany was in the same group with Australia (along with East Germany and Chile). West Germany won 3–0 and subsequently advanced to the second round.

Ghana’s coach, Milovan Rajevac was Serbian, meaning he would be coaching Ghana against his homeland. Ghana’s Kevin-Prince Boateng would be facing off against his half brother, Jérôme Boateng who represented Germany, their country of birth.

Consistent with the Group of Death label, there was a cycle of close matches (all 1–0) between Ghana, Serbia and Germany with each team winning one and losing one. As a result the outcome of the group was, in effect, determined by the three matches involving Australia. Germany beat Australia 4–0 and won the group; Ghana drew with Australia 1–1 and finished second; Serbia lost to Australia 2–1 and finished last.

As group winners, Germany advanced to face England, the runners-up in Group C, while Ghana took on the United States, who won Group C. Both teams were victorious, making this group the only from which both teams advanced to the quarter-finals.