World Cup 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 17:00 GMT (13:00 Local time)
Arena Pernambuco, Recife
USA vs Germany Preview
There are rumors that Germany and the United States will agree to play a draw in the game against each other in the third round of the Group G. The fact that Klinsmann is the coach of the United States has further fueled such rumors, but I think it is ridiculous to think that way when it comes to a competition as the World Cup. The draw is not impossible, but primarily due to the fact that the players of the United States are much better than many have estimated them.
Jurgen Klinsmann has shown that he was right when he left Donovan at home. He has composed his team very well, building German spirit in the team as well. They showed great team spirit in matches against Ghana and Portugal, especially in the second game, when they have completely outplayed the favored the Portuguese team led by Cristiano Ronaldo. They did not have enough concentration to keep the lead so they conceded a goal in the last minute of the game and thus have given hope to Portugal and Ghana to win a second place and achieve placement into the next stage of the competition. However, the American team is specific because of the great fighting spirit and I believe that this moment of carelessness will not adversely affect their performance in the decisive match against Germany. On the other hand, central defender Cameroon has made several setbacks, so Brooks could start the game instead of him.
Probable line-up of USA (4-2-3-1): Howard – F. Johnson, Brooks, Besler, Beasley – Beckerman, J. Jones – Bedoya, Bradley, Zusi – Dempsey
Germany gave an impression of powerful team in the first round when they simply demolished team of Portugal. However, the match against Ghana in the second round has showed that this team has some weaknesses, so the coach Low will probably make some changes in the starting line-up. Although a draw, even a minimal loss, is enough to pass into the next round, Germany will play in order to win, because it is simply characteristic of their mentality.
Probable line-up of Germany (4-2-3-1): Neuer – Mustafi, Mertesacker, Hummels, Howedes – Lahm, Schweinsteiger – T. Kroos, Ozil, Klose – T. Muller
USA vs Germany Match Prediction
It seems that we will see a clash of two German mentality, so regardless of difference in quality, we can expect an exciting match with uncertain final outcome. Halftime or Fulltime Draw.