Brazil 2014 - Group G

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Match reports from Group G Matches played during the 2014 World Cup Finals in Brazil between Germany, Ghana, Portugal, USA.

Travel to Germany Germany played in Salvador, Fortaleza and Recife.

Travel to Ghana Ghana visited Natal, Fortaleza and Brasilia.

Travel to Portugal Portugal travelled between Salvador, Manaus and Brasilia.

Travel to USA USA journeyed to Natal, Manaus and Recife.

2014 World Cup Finals - Group G - Fixtures and Results

Group G P W D L F/A Dif Pts
Travel to Germany Germany 3 2 1 0 7/2 +5 7
Travel to USA USA 3 1 1 1 4/4 -- 4
Travel to Portugal Portugal 3 1 1 1 4/7 -3 4
Travel to Ghana Ghana 3 0 1 2 4/6 -2 1

Group G Matches

Monday, 16th June

Travel to Germany Germany 4 - Portugal 0 Travel to Portugal in Salvador.

Travel to Ghana Ghana 1 - USA 2 Travel to USA in Natal.

Saturday, 21st June

Travel to Germany Germany 2 - Ghana 2 Travel to Ghana in Fortaleza.

Sunday, 22nd June

Travel to USA USA 2 - Portugal 2 Travel to Portugal in Manaus.

Thursday, 26th June

Travel to Portugal Portugal 2 - Ghana 1 Travel to Ghana in Brasilia.

Travel to USA USA 0 - Germany 1 Travel to Germany in Recife.

Brazil 2014 - Road to Rio

The top two teams in each group move on to the Knockout Stage.

Monday, 30th June

Travel to Germany Germany vs Algeria Travel to Algeria in Porto Alegre.

Tuesday, 1st July

Travel to Belgium Belgium vs USA Travel to USA in Salvador.

Group G World Cup Squads

Germany 2014 World Cup Squad
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Coached by Joachim Low (Germany).

1 Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), 12 Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover), 22 Roman Weidenfeller (Borussia Dortmund).

2 Kevin Grosskreutz (Borussia Dortmund), 3 Matthias Ginter (Freiburg), 4 Benedikt Howedes (FC Schalke), 5 Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), 15 Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund), 17 Per Mertesacker (Arsenal), 20 Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), 21 Shkodran Mustafi (Sampdoria).

6 Sami Khedira (Real Madrid), 7 Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich), 8 Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), 14 Julian Draxler (Schalke), 16 Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), 18 Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich), 23 Christoph Kramer (Borussia Monchengladbach).

9 Andre Schurrle (Chelsea), 10 Lukas Podolski (Arsenal), 11 Miroslav Klose (Lazio), 13 Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), 19 Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich).

Ghana 2014 World Cup Squad
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Coached by Kwesi Appiah (Ghana).

1 Stephen Adams (Aduana Stars), 12 Adam Kwarasey (Stromsgodset), 16 Fatau Dauda (Orlando Pirates).

2 Samuel Inkoom (Platanias), 4 Daniel Opare (Standard Liege), 15 Rashid Sumalia (Mamelodi Sundowns), 19 Jonathan Mensah (Evian), 21 John Boye (Rennes), 23 Harrison Afful (Esperance).

5 Michael Essien (AC Milan), 6 Acquah Afriyie (Parma), 7 Christian Atsu (Vitesse Arnhem), 8 Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese), 10 Andre Ayew (Marseille), 11 Sulley Muntari (AC Milan), 14 Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough), 17 Mohammed Rabiu (Kuban Krasnodar), 20 Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus), 22 Mubarak Wakaso (Rubin Kazan).

3 Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain), 9 Kevin-Prince Boateng (Schalke), 13 Jordan Ayew (Sochaux), 18 Majeed Waris (Valenciennes).

Portugal 2014 World Cup Squad
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Coached by Paulo Bento (Portugal).

1 Eduardo (Braga), 12 Rui Patricio (Sporting Lisbon), 22 Beto (Sevilla).

2 Bruno Alves (Fenerbahce), 3 Pepe (Real Madrid), 5 Fabio Coentrao (Real Madrid), 13 Ricardo Costa (Valencia), 14 Luis Neto (Zenit St Petersburg), 19 Andre Almeida (Benfica), 21 Joao Pereira (Valencia).

4 Miguel Veloso (Dinamo Kiev), 6 William Carvalho (Sporting Lisbon), 8 Joao Moutinho (Monaco), 16 Raul Meireles (Fenerbahce), 17 Nani (Manchester United), 20 Ruben Amorim (Benfica).

7 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), 9 Hugo Almeida (Besiktas), 10 Vieirinha (Wolfsburg), 11 Eder (Braga), 15 Rafa (Braga), 18 Varela (Porto), 23 Helder Postiga (Lazio).

USA 2014 World Cup Squad
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Coached by Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany).

1 Tim Howard (Everton), 12 Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), 22 Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake).

2 DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders), 3 Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), 5 Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), 6 John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), 7 DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), 20 Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), 21 Timmy Chandler (Nurnberg), 23 Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach).

4 Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), 10 Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), 11 Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), 13 Jermaine Jones (Besiktas), 14 Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), 15 Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), 16 Julian Green (Bayern Munich), 19 Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City).

8 Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), 9 Aron Johannsson, 17 Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), 18 Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes).

The Road to Rio

2014 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.

Second Round

Travel to Argentina Argentina vs Switzerland Travel to Switzerlandin Sao Paulo.

Travel to Belgium Belgium vs USA Travel to USA in Salvador.

Travel to Brazil Brazil vs Chile Travel to Chile in Belo Horizonte.

Travel to Colombia Colombia vs Uruguay Travel to Uruguay in Rio de Janeiro.

Travel to Costa Rica Costa Rica vs Greece Travel to Greece in Recife.

Travel to France France vs Nigeria Travel to Nigeria in Brasilia.

Travel to Germany Germany vs Algeria Travel to Algeria in Porto Alegre.

Travel to Holland Holland vs Mexico Travel to Mexico in Fortaleza.


 Travel to Argentina Argentina vs Belgium Travel to Belgium in Brasilia.

Travel to Brazil Brazil vs Colombia Travel to Colombia in Fortaleza.

Travel to France France vs Germany Travel to Germany in Rio de Janeiro.

Travel to Holland Holland vs Costa Rica Travel to Costa Rica in Salvador.


Travel to Brazil Brazil vs Germany Travel to Germany in Belo Horizonte.

Travel to Holland Holland vs Argentina Travel to Argentina in Sao Paulo.

Third-Place Match

Travel to Brazil Brazil vs Holland Travel to Holland in Brasilia.

2014 World Cup Final

Travel to Germany Germany vs Argentina Travel to Argentina in Rio de Janeiro.

World Cup Finals

Uruguay 1930:
Uruguay trailed Argentina at half-time (1:2) but replied with three goals in the second half; to win the first ever World Cup Final (4-2) on July 30th, 1930.

Italy 1934:
Italy were one of the countries who missed out on the vote to host the first World Cup but managed to win the prestigious golden trophy for the home fans.

France 1938:
The third World Cup was held in Europe for a second time, although Germany had annexed Austria, and Spain was in civil turmoil.

Brazil 1950:
Although no cup-final as such, Uruguay and Brazil went into their final game with the winner guaranteed to be champions; a draw would be enough for Brazil.

Switzerland 1954:
The fifth World Cup tournament produced a record number of goals, including a 7:5 encounter between Austria and Switzerland in Lausanne.

Sweden 1958:
Brazil presented a 17 year-old Pele to the world; who went on to claim a hat-trick in Brazil's 5:2 semi-final win over France and bag another two in the final.

Chile 1962:
Czechoslovakia overcame Hungary in the quarter-finals and Yugoslavia in the semis, while Brazil took care of England and the host nation, Chile.

England 1966:
Geoff Hurst scored a hat-trick, in the final against West Germany, as England triumphed in a thrilling game watched by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

Mexico 1970:
1970 belonged to Pelé, who earned his third World Cup winners' medal when Brazil got their hands on the Jules Rimet Cup.... for keeps.

W. Germany 1974:
Johan Cruyff was the player of the tournament as total football became the buzzword of the day, even though Holland lost to West Germany in the 1974 final.

Argentina 1978:
Holland contested the 1978 World Cup Final, in Argentina, for the second time in a row. As in West Germany, they again finished runners-up; to the hosts.

Spain 1982:
The Spain 82 World Cup finals increased to 24 teams and the format was changed to have two group stages, with four second-round groups of three.

Mexico 1986:
In 1986, Mexico became the first nation to stage the World Cup Finals for a second time; having only staged the competition sixteen years previously.

Italy 1990:
In 1990, Italy became the World Cup of stalemates. Both semi-finals were drawn out through penalty kicks. In the final itself, the only goal came from the spot.

USA 1994:
Once Team US had played a few games most of the nation began to understand they were hosting the greatest show on earth and how the game was played.

France 1998:
France became the sixth nation to win the World Cup on home soil. Thirty-two teams competed in the 16th World Cup; better known as France 98.

Korea-Japan 2002:
The 17th World Cup, held in Korea and Japan, was the first World Cup finals to be shared by two hosts and the first to be held in Asia.

Germany 2006:
The 2006 World Cup Finals ran from 9th June to 9th July; the opening match in Munich and the final in Berlin. Munich and Dortmund hosted the semi-finals.

South Africa 2010:
Eighty years after the First World Cup Finals in Uruguay, the world's most prestigious football competition was finally hosted on the African continent.

Brazil 2014:
Five times World Cup Champions, Brazil, get a second chance to hold the prestigious World Cup Finals; 64 years after they last hosted the tournament.

Russia 2018:
VAR made its World Cup debut and set out to change the course of a game with some crucial rule infringement watching and vital on the spot decisions.

Qatar 2022:
When FIFA executives met in Zurich to decide on who would host the 2018 and 2022 World Cup Finals, Qatar was probably the biggest surprise to many.

United 2026:
The 2026 FIFA World Cup Finals will be jointly hosted by Canada, Mexico and the United States. The United Bid won the hosting rights ahead of Morocco.

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