'A REUNION WITH KLINSMANN IS INTRIGUING'
|By Enis Koylu |
Germany know that any sort of slip-up in Group G could see them embarrassed, but they should be able to make it through to the knockout stages and have ostensibly the best squad among the four teams.
'GHANA SHOULD PROGRESS DESPITE RONALDO'
|By Kent Mensah |
One can only hope Ghana make it out of this group. Opening against USA is a great task since the Black Stars are meeting them for the third time in a row. The statistics favour Ghana, but USA will be going all-out for revenge and the Africans will need to prepare carefully for the encounter.
|By Ives Galarcep |
The Group G draw is about as tough as USA could have hoped for, and all three opponents have history with the Americans.
As brutal as it is, the layout of the matches does offer a path for Jurgen Klinsmann's team: facing Ghana in the opening match means the USA takes on arguably the easiest opponent first, and a win in the opener sets up a very important second match against Portugal, and potentially a group finale against a German team that could have already qualified for the knockout round.
The Americans could crash out in the group stage, but has the talent to surprise and advance.
'PORTUGAL WILL HAVE TO BE ON THEIR GAME'
|By Kris Voakes |
One thing is for certain after the final draw: the Seleccao will have to be on their game throughout the group stage if they are to progress into the knockouts.