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FIFA World Cup: Germany Vs USA
Germany, one of the favourites for 2014 World Cup is set to take on the US in their Group G encounter, the winner of which would top the group. A draw would allow both teams to progress into the second round, irrespective of what happens in the other fixture between Portugal and Ghana.

Things are not all rosy for the US, who could still lose out in the round of 16, if the other fixtures do not go according to plan. It would be best suited if the US win their game to avoid any mathematical complications. But, do they have it in them to defeat the European giants?

Germany is one of the strongest team in the competition and their victory against Portugal established the claim, but their draw against Ghana brought them to earth. Germany with their star studded line up definitely look favourite to top the group, but they are aware about the threat the US brings to the table under the German manager, Jurgen Klinsmann.

The US may face a barrage of attack from the Germans, who with their strike force could trouble any team in the competition. Primarily players such as Gotze, Ozil, Kroos are quality players, who can create havoc in the US defense if they get going, while the US could exploit the high defensive line of the Germans though the counter.

One would feel, it would be safe for the US' to go for a draw and qualify for the next stage, but Klinsmann has promised that his team is going for a win, not a draw. If this is the game-plan, it is the neutrals in Brazil, who would enjoy the game.

One cannot rule out US very easily, for they have some quality players, such as Fabian Johnson, Michael Bradley, Dempsey, Matt Besler etc who could help their team stun one of the favourites and reach the knock out stage.

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