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German-born Choupo-Moting stymies Germany
June 1st, 2014 5:50PM

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[WORLD CUP 2014 FRIENDLIES] Germany, against which the USA will close out group play June 26 at the World Cup, played to a 2-2 tie with Cameroon in Moenchengladbach. All four goals came in the final half hour, the last by the German-born Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting to earn the Lions a surprise draw.

Brushing aside suggestions that he wasn't fit to play in the World Cup, Samuel Eto'o, who will be one of only two holdovers from the 2002 World Cup finals in Brazil, opened the scoring for Cameroon in the 62nd minute and then did an "old man" celebration to mock Jose Mourinho, his coach at Chelsea, who questioned his age.

The Germans quickly answered on goals by Thomas Mueller and Andre Schurrle five minutes apart to take the lead, but Choupo-Moting, who has played his entire career in Germany, replied to give Cameroon the surprise draw.

Germany played without goalie Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm and Bastian Schweinsteiger. A big concern has been the fitness of Real Madrid's Sami Khedira, but he had a good game in midfield.

Germany: Weidenfeller, Boateng, Mertesacker, Hummels, Durm (Howedes, 85), Khedira (Kramer, 73), Kroos, Ozil (Podolski, 63), Mueller, Reus, Goetze (Schurrle, 58).

Saturday: Mexico's Montes and Italy's Montolivo break legs

PRE-WORLD CUP, Saturday:
June 1 in Harrison, N.J.
USA 2 Turkey 1
June 1 in Stockholm
Sweden 0 Belgium 2
June 1 in Moenchengladbach
Germany 2 Cameroon 2
June 1 in Nice
France 1 Paraguay 1
June 1 in Houston
Honduras vs. Israel
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May 31 in Osijek
Croatia 2 Mali 1
May 31 in Oslo
Norway 1 Russia 1
May 31 in Sion
Algeria 3 Armenia 1
May 31 in Lisbon
Portugal 0 Greece 0
May 31 in London
Italy 0 Ireland 0
May 31 in Rotterdam
Netherlands 1 Ghana 0
May 31 in Arlington, Texas
Mexico 3 Ecuador 1
Att.: 84,876.
May 31 in Buenos Aires
Colombia 2 Senegal 2

PRE-WORLD CUP, Schedule:
June 2 in Tampa, Fla.
Costa Rica vs. Japan
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June 3 in Goiania
Brazil vs. Panama
June 3 in Chester, Pa.

Greece vs. Nigeria
June 3 in Chicago
Mexico vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina
June 3 in Lucerne
Switzerland vs. Peru
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June 4 in Frisco, Texas
Ivory Coast vs. El Salvador
June 4 in Miami Gardens, Fla.
England vs. Ecuador
June 4 in La Plata
Argentina vs. Trinidad & Tobago
June 4 in Montevideo
Uruguay vs. Slovenia
June 4 in Valparaiso
Chile vs. Northern Ireland
June 4 in Verona
Italy vs. Luxembourg
June 4 in Amsterdam
Netherlands vs. Wales
June 4 in Geneva
Algeria vs. Romania
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June 6 in Foxboro, Mass.
Portugal vs. Mexico
June 6 in Harrison, N.J.
Greece vs. Bolivia
June 6 in Salvador
Croatia vs. Australia
June 6 in Sao Paulo
Brazil vs. Serbia
June 6 in Moscow
Russia vs. Morocco
June 6 in Tampa, Fla.
Japan vs. Zambia
June 6 in Mainz
Germany vs. Armenia
June 6 in Buenos Aires
Colombia vs. Jordan
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June 7 in Jacksonville, Fla.
USA vs. Nigeria
June 7 in Buenos Aires
Argentina vs. Slovenia
June 7 in Brussels
Belgium vs. Tunisia
June 7 in Miami Gardens, Fla.
England vs. Honduras
June 7 in Landover, Md.
Spain vs. El Salvador
June 7 in Foxboro, Mass.
Costa Rica vs. Ireland
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June 8 in Sao Paulo
Iran vs. Trinidad & Tobago
June 8 in Lille

France vs. Jamaica
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June 9 in Miami Gardens, Fla.
Ghana vs. South Korea
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June 10 in East Rutherford, N.J.
Portugal vs. Ireland

PRE-WORLD CUP, Results:
May 30 in St. Louis
Bosnia & Herzegovina 2 Ivory Coast 1
Att.; 14,101.
May 30 in Montevideo
Uruguay 1 Northern Ireland 0
May 30 in Hartberg
Iran 1 Angola 1
May 30 in Santiago
Chile 3 Egypt 2
May 30 in Seville
Spain 2 Bolivia 0
May 30 in London
England 3 Peru 0
May 30 in Lucerne
Switzerland 1 Jamaica 0
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May 29 in Kufstein
Cameroon 2 Paraguay 1
May 29 in Washington, D.C.
Honduras 0 Turkey 2
Att.: 20,723.
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May 28 in Mexico City
Mexico 3 Israel 0
May 28 in Seoul
South Korea 0 Tunisia 1
May 28 in London
Nigeria 2 Scotland 2
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May 27 in San Francisco
USA 1 Azerbaijan 0
Att.: 24,688.
May 27 in Saitama
Japan 1 Cyprus 0
May 27 in St. Denis
France 4 Norway 0
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May 26 in Kufstein
Cameroon 2 Macedonia 0
May 26 in Hartberg
Iran 0 Montenegro 0
May 26 in St. Petersburg
Russia 1 Slovakia 0
May 26 in Sydney
Australia 1 South Africa 1
May 26 in Genk
Belgium 5 Luxembourg 1
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May 18 in Kapfenberg
Iran 0 Belarus 0.
May 17 in Amsterdam
Netherlands 1 Ecuador 1.
May 13 in Hamburg
Germany 0 Poland 0.


3 comments
  1. Valerie Metzler
    commented on: June 2, 2014 at 9:46 a.m.
    Cameroon looked good from the start. And, Khedira withstood the beating they gave him.

  1. ROBERT BOND
    commented on: June 2, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.
    DFB looks to have trouble scoring....at least our Boateng is better than Ghana's......

  1. ROBERT BOND
    commented on: June 3, 2014 at 10:39 a.m.
    wonder if the other spielers call Klose "Opa"


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