United States might make noise, but Germany wins Group G
Every weekday from now until the World Cup, we'll preview the eight groups in the 2014 edition of the world's biggest soccer tournament in Brazil. Today, we have Group G, which features Germany, Portugal, the United States and Ghana.
Monday, June 2: Group A
Tuesday, June 3: Group B
Wednesday, June 4: Group C
Thursday, June 5: Group D
Friday, June 6: Group E
Monday, June 9: Group F
Wednesday, June 11: Group H
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Portugal( Christopher Hanewinckel / USA TODAY Sports / June 10, 2014 )
The idea that Portugal is Christiano Ronaldo-plus-ten is slightly overblown, but that's not to say the Real Madrid star isn't the best player in the team by a long shot. He's battling leg injuries in the run-up to the tournament, but looks likely to be able to feature in Brazil. Whether he'll be able to submit the virtuoso performance necessary to get the No. 4-ranked team in the world into the knockout stage is something only he knows at this point.