Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Today's Games

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Today's Games

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A look at the matchups on end of group play (with FIFA rankings):

UNITED STATES (13) VS. GERMANY (2), Noon

Group G

* TV: ESPN

While Germany was favored to win what's casually called the Group of Death, the Americans have surprised many by matching the Germans in points, with four.

* United States: Needs a win or a draw to automatically qualify for the Round of 16.

* Germany: Seeks a dominant performance to prove its juggernaut status.

PORTUGAL (4) VS. GHANA (37), Noon

Group G

* TV: ESPN2

The loser will go home, but the winner could advance if the Americans fall flat against Germany.

* Portugal: Would like to avoid being the next European country to see an early exit from Brazil. With Ronaldo nursing a leg injury, that will be a challenge.

* Ghana: Will be without one of its best players, midfielder Sulley Muntari, in this match. …

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