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World Cup Today: Saturday
by Mike Woitalla, June 21st, 2014 2:07AM
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[BRAZIL 2014]Germany started this World Cup by trouncing Portugal, 4-0, as Thomas Mueller scored a hat trick while the German goal was hardly threatened. A dream start. But Coach Joachim Loew knows well that a fine first-game performance doesn't guarantee a smooth path.

Four years ago in South Africa, Germany routed Australia, 4-0, only to fall, 1-0, to Serbia, making the final group game a nail-biter against Ghana that was settled with a 60th minute Mesut Ozilgoal for a 1-0 win.

This time Germany faces Ghana in the second game and the Black Stars are desperate after falling, 2-1, to the USA.

"It will be a game Ghana will play like a final," said Loew. "We have continue to attack and defend as a team. Even in high temperatures Ghana will run for 90 minutes."

Loew may give veteran midfield motor Bastian Schweinsteiger his first start of the tournament while Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiahis under pressure, after using them as subs against the USA, to start veteransMichael Essienand Kevin Prince-Boateng, who will be facing his half-brother, Jerome Boateng.

Group G

Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
3 Germany 1-0-0 4/0
3 USA 1-0-0 2/1
0 Ghana 0-0-1 1/2
0 Portugal 0-0-1 0/4




Saturday ...

June 21 in Belo Horizonte
Group F:Argentina vs. Iran
ESPN, Univision/UDN noon ET
June 21 in Fortaleza
Group G:Germany vs. Ghana
ESPN, Univision/UDN 3 p.m. ET
June 21 in Cuiaba
Group F:Nigeria vs. Bosnia-Herze.
ESPN, Univision/UDN 6 p.m. ET


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