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    Group G: Germany, Portugal, Ghana, USA

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    16 June 2014
    Germany v Portugal
    Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador

    16 June 2014
    Ghana v United States
    Arena das Dunas, Natal

    21 June 2014
    Germany v Ghana
    Estádio Castelão, Fortaleza

    22 June 2014
    United States v Portugal
    Arena Amazônia, Manaus

    26 June 2014
    United States v Germany
    Arena Pernambuco, Recife

    26 June 2014
    Portugal v Ghana
    Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília

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    On the one hand, it's a tough group. On the other hand, it's soccer. Should advance undefeated.
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    My yanks are probably screwed. I don't understand why they decided to stay based out of Sao Paulo before the draw the came out. And now that they're playing all three matches in the tropics, it would be wise for them to be based somewhere closer to their group games. But I don't know much about what determines itineraries. The US and Ghana should be the best suited to tropical conditions though

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    Landon Donovan being omitted is a surprise. Surely his form hasn't dropped off that much, must be a personal issue with Klinnsman.


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    Shame. I always liked Donovan. Him not being there makes me feel old, since I recall quite well when he was the young gun.

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    In a sense he's just taking the hit for leaving him out of the starting XI before the tournament begins. He did something similar with Kevin Kuranyi back in 2006.
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    Haha, what happened to Kuranyi? I remember him being branded "The German Rooney". Not head of him for years.

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    IIRC he fell out with Lowe. Plays in Russia now, don't know whether he's any good.

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    I know nothing about the US soccer team, but I have no other horse in this race so... USA! USA!!

    Looks like a tough group, though.
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    Living in the US and I don't know much about the team either. Goals will be a problem if Altidore is the main striker. Watched one of the friendlies and the pundits wanted a more defensive team. Not sure parking the bus does anything other than limit damage. Klinsmann has the right approach imo. Obviously they just need to be careful with the Germany game.

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    Maurice Edu not being in the squad is a complete farce, so I won't be lending my support to them this time.

    Go Germany!

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    Odds for this changed drastically overnight. Portugal went from 3.6 to 4.2 in less than 8 hours.

    I obviously don't follow football closely but I thought Portugal are a stronger team than the odds show which have Germany 1.8 to win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teja. View Post
    Odds for this changed drastically overnight. Portugal went from 3.6 to 4.2 in less than 8 hours.

    I obviously don't follow football closely but I thought Portugal are a stronger team than the odds show which have Germany 1.8 to win.
    Must be a lot of money going on Germany, to change the odds. Portugal looking tempting now.

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    Germany going for the Pep-Pulis hybrid of no striker but four centre backs.
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    This English top three are cornflakes. They're not the most exciting thing out but they're pretty effective. Then the middle order are the sugar. Would be too much on their own but added to the cornflakes they add some much needed interest

    When KP returns he will be the banana..

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    I guess Boateng will be operating as a wing back for today then.

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