FIFA World Cup Today Matches


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FIFA World Cup 2014: Group G Preview

FIFA World Cup 2014: Group G Preview

Germany

The growing popularity of Bundesliga, the frequent international successes of domestic clubs, and the massive emergence of players like Mesut Özil, Thomas Muller, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Julian Draxler, have all made Germany a very strong contender for the championship. During the qualifications, Nationalmannschaft scored 36 times in 10 matches, with seven of their attacking players totaling three goals or more. Perhaps they are the only European side other than Spain who have the real potential at winning the Brazil tilt.

 

Portugal

In Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal have an unquestionable chance at walloping the gold in the World Cup finals but therein lies a major problem that Paulo Bento must immediately address: his side is largely a one-man team (quite inaccurate but that really what it seems). The Real Madrid forward absolutely has the star quality but when the world’s best defenders and goalkeepers find ways to isolate him away from his team-mates, the likelihood of winning will definitely diminish.

 

Ghana

Ghana are among the best vehicles of Africa to winning its very first World Cup. However, the very heartbreaking (not to mention controversial) last-eight farewell on home soil at the 2010 World Cup staved them off from making history—a fact that shattered the dreams of many African supporters. On the road to the FIFA World Cup 2014, the Black Stars won six of their eight qualification matches. Asamoah Gyan provided the most goals but Sulley Muntari, Andre Ayew, and Kevin-Prince Boateng are just as important.

 

United States

Team manager Jurgen Klinsmann initially struggled to deliver but eventually gained his ground to send his men to the Brazil finals with comparative ease. He aims to reach the quarter-finals at the very least and a national record of 16 wins in the past calendar year would make this dream quite plausible. However, there remains a problem in the defense. The lack of continuity is another concern; in fact, Klinsmann had to use 37 different players just to pull off the qualifying.

 

Featured Image: Germany | Source: FIFA

 

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