Group G

  • World Cup 2014: Germany here to win World Cup, says Ozil June 27, 2014

    Recife: Mesut Ozil expressed satisfaction with Germany's 1-0 victory over the United States on Thursday, a result that earned both teams a place in the World Cup round of 16 from Group G. The 25-year-old midfielder said the team had only one aim after topping Group G -- to win the...
  • World Cup 2014: US to launch all-out offensive in last 16, says Klinsmann June 27, 2014

    The United States gave Germany too much respect, but manager Juergen Klinsmann promised there would be no repeat of their cagey display in the last 16 after they reached the World Cup's knockout stages despite a 1-0 loss on Thursday. The US edged into the second round as Group G runners-up...
  • World Cup 2014: Boateng, Muntari suspended from Ghana team after clashing with coach June 26, 2014

    Ghana have thrown Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng off their World Cup squad for disciplinary reasons, plunging the team into further chaos ahead of the decisive group match against Portugal on Thursday. The Ghana Football Association released two separate statements early on Thursday, one saying that Muntari had been suspended for...
  • World Cup 2014: What to watch on Day 15 June 26, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: It's the last day of the group stage at the World Cup, and seven teams are still vying for the last three spots in the Round of 16. While most teams are either on their way home or preparing for the knockout stage, there's still everything to play...
  • World Cup 2014: USA counting on Tim Howard against Germany June 26, 2014

    Recife: Tim Howard rarely makes it through a game without accepting multiple celebratory embraces from relieved American team-mates. It happens almost every time the US goalkeeper launches his solid, 6-foot-3 frame to make spectacular saves - diving, leaping and even punching the ball away for difficult stops. There were a number of...
  • World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo delivers cold dose of reality June 23, 2014

    Manaus: Portugal are not good enough to win the World Cup their world footballer of the year Cristiano Ronaldo admitted after Sunday's thrilling 2-2 draw with the United States. Full coverage: World Cup 2014 The 29-year-old Real Madrid superstar - whose fitness has been a hot source of debate - kept...
  • World Cup 2014: Ronaldo fitness no concern, says coach Paulo Bento June 23, 2014

    Manaus: Portugal coach Paulo Bento denies Cristiano Ronaldo is still hampered by a knee injury despite his subdued performance in Sunday's 2-2 draw with the US. The Real Madrid forward struggled for much of the match but provided the assist for Silvestre Varela's stoppage-time equaliser with a sumptuous cross, reports Xinhua. "Clinically...
  • World Cup 2014: Ghana federation calls in police after fixing sting June 23, 2014

    Ghana's football association says it called in police after being linked to match-fixing in a British media undercover sting. The football body asked Ghana police to "investigate two persons for misrepresenting the GFA with an attempt to defraud." Broadcaster Channel 4 and The Daily Telegraph reported the allegations one day after Ghana...
  • World Cup 2014: Varela keeps Portugal alive in a 2-2 draw against USA June 23, 2014

    Manaus: Cristiano Ronaldo set up Silvestre Varela for a late equaliser on a hot and humid night in the jungle Sunday to give the Portugal a 2-2 draw with the United States and hope for a spot in the second round of the World Cup. Ronaldo, who has been playing despite...
  • As it happened: USA vs Portugal, World Cup 2014 June 23, 2014

    (Scroll down to join the Live blog) The Portugual team lost 4-0 to Germany in their opening Group G match, with Ronaldo playing despite the injury. And they will be desperate for some inspiration from their star skipper to stay afloat in the tournament. The United States, however, are going in the...
  • The Beautiful Game: Portugal take on USA in a crucial Group G match June 22, 2014

    After losing their first match, Portugal find themselves in a do-or-die situation with Cristiano Ronaldo doubtful to start. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Loew's challenge is to find a role for Schweinsteiger June 22, 2014

    Berlin: Not wanting to get involved in the intense discussions about Germany's midfield line-up, Bastian Schweinsteiger walked past the press without saying a word after a 2-2 draw against Ghana in the FIFA World Cup in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza. The German midfielder did not appear to be overwhelmingly happy...
  • World Cup 2014: Portugal are more dangerous now, says Klinsmann June 22, 2014

    Sao Paulo: United States' German head coach Jurgen Klinsmann believes that Portugal are now more dangerous after their 0-4 loss to Germany in the opening game of Group G of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The US are set to face Portugal in the third round of the group stage later...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany's humble Klose a soft-spoken scoring giant June 22, 2014

    Miroslav who? The humble 36-year-old Germany striker Klose etched his Polish name into immortality on Saturday when he scored his 15th World Cup goal in the match against Ghana. Equalling the record held by former Brazil striker Ronaldo with his 71st minute strike, Klose has quietly put his name into the...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany's Miroslav Klose ties Ronaldo's goal record June 22, 2014

    Fortazela: Veteran German striker Miroslav Klose has the World Cup goal record after scoring as a substitute against Ghana on Saturday. The 36-year-old Klose made it 2-2 for Germany in the 71st minute for his 15th career World Cup goal, equaling the mark set by former Brazil striker Ronaldo. Klose scored just...
  • World Cup 2014: Ghana hold Germany to a draw in a four-goal roller-coaster June 22, 2014

    Ghana held Germany to a 2-2 draw on Saturday despite veteran striker Miroslav Klose coming on as a substitute to tie the World Cup scoring record with the equalizer in their highly entertaining Group G match. Klose now has 15 career World Cup goals, equaling the mark set by former Brazil...
  • As it happened: Germany vs Ghana, World Cup 2014 June 22, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from the Group G encounter between Germany and Ghana at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Germany repeated their feat from four years ago by opening the World Cup with a 4-0 victory. Now they hope there won't be a repeat...
  • World Cup 2014: Portugal's Bruno Alves joins injured list June 21, 2014

    Manaus: Portuguese defender Bruno Alves suffered a muscle injury to join the list of injured players who will miss the FIFA World Cup Group G game against the United States on Sunday. The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) said that the Fenerbahçe defender suffered a muscle strain in his left thigh and...
  • World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal take on US in Group G June 22, 2014

    Manaus: With Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal still have a chance to reach the second round at the World Cup. Without him, the advantage might just switch to the United States. Ronaldo has been carrying an injury to his left knee, and the world player of the year was seen using an ice...
  • World Cup 2014: Ronaldo wears knee brace in Portugal team practice June 20, 2014

    Brazil: Cristiano Ronaldo again wore a brace on his troublesome left knee Friday, triggering a new wave of questions over his health as his Portugal team held it final World Cup training session before departing for a crucial game against the United States. The reigning world player of the year took...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany looking to avoid 2nd-game slump in Brazil June 21, 2014

    PORTO SEGURO: Germany repeated their feat from four years ago by opening the World Cup with a 4-0 victory. Now they hope there won't be a repeat of its second game in South Africa when it takes on Ghana on Saturday. The Germans routed Australia to start its 2010 campaign, but...
  • World Cup 2014: US forward Altidore to miss game against Portugal June 19, 2014

    USA forward Jozy Altidore will miss Sunday's World Cup game against Portugal because of his strained left hamstring. Altidore was hurt in the 21st minute of Monday's 2-1 win over Ghana. "It's bad news, but I think the team will handle this," midfielder Jermaine Jones said Thursday. "We have to handle that." US...
  • World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo limps out of training with knee injury June 18, 2014

    Campinas: Cristiano Ronaldo needed an ice pack for his troublesome left knee during a training session on Wednesday, as Portugal prepared for their World Cup match against the United States. Though his knee had been bandaged in previous training sessions, Ronaldo started without one Wednesday. After some light work with the rest...
  • World Cup 2014: Injured Hummels may miss Ghana match, says Germany June 18, 2014

    Santo Andre: Defender Mat Hummels may miss Germany's next World Cup match against Ghana on Saturday after suffering a thigh injury in the team's opening match, the German FA (DFB) said on Tuesday. "Hummels suffered a contusion in his right thigh with bleeding into the muscle," the DFB said in a...
  • The Beautiful Game: Germany decimate Portugal 4-0 June 17, 2014

    Thomas Mueller scored a hat-trick as Germany turned on their style and power to rout 10-man Portugal 4-0 in their World Cup Group G opener on Monday. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo who? Hat trick hero Muller outshines world's best June 17, 2014

    Thomas Muller is quite possibly the most under rated footballer at the FIFA World Cup 2014. While the entire world gushes over Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar, it was Muller who scored the first hat trick in Brazil. The Raumdeuter now has eight goals for Germany in seven world cup games, and provided...
  • World Cup 2014: Mueller surprised how easy it was to destroy Portugal June 17, 2014

    Thomas Mueller and his Germany team mates could hardly believe their eyes when they looked up at the scoreboard early in the first half and saw they were leading Portugal 2-0 in their World Cup opening match on Monday. The Germany striker had scored the first of his three goals in...
  • World Cup 2014: Pepe faces possible three-game ban after red card June 17, 2014

    Salvador: Portugal defender Pepe faces the possibility of a three-match ban for violent conduct after being sent off in the first half of Monday's World Cup Group G game against Germany. Pepe, who has a long history of losing his cool and lashing out at opponents, leant into Germany striker Thomas...
  • World Cup 2014: Portugal coach Bento accuses referee of favouring Germany June 17, 2014

    Portugal coach Paulo Bento suggested the referee was biased in favour of Germany after his side had a penalty awarded against them and a player sent off in their 4-0 World Cup defeat on Monday. "These were the two things that seemed to show bias and they were both decisive," he...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany's Joachim Loew praises disciplined defence June 17, 2014

    Salvodor: Germany coach Joachim Loew was just as pleased with his team's defensive effort in shutting down world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo as he was with his forwards in their 4-0 opening World Cup win over Portugal on Monday. "Naturally it was an excellent first match, we had no...