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.
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
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,
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.
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.
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