The United States Men's National Soccer Team finds themselves in the 2014 FIFA World Cup's hardest group, Group G: "The Group of Death." Michael J. Duarte gives us the guide to how team USA can navigate the hardest group in the tournament and into the knockout round.
Nigeria come in as favorites to win the match against the stubborn Iran side who will look to counter. As both teams will view this match as a must-win, expect free flowing, attacking football. The Nigerians will need to reverse their current run of poor form if they wish to see the knockout rounds, while the Iranians will need a few miracles to advance to the next stage.
Team USA meets Ghana for the third consecutive World Cup on Monday. The US was eliminated by Ghana in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, respectively. Can the Americans rewrite history? Or will the Black Stars prevail again?
Nigeria and Iran face off against one another in their opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Both teams will be eager to take all three points ahead of more difficult clashes against group opponents Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Nigeria come in as favorites, but don't underestimate the Iranian side who will like their chances of surprising the African side.
Germany will face Portugal four the fourth time in as many tournaments. In what will surely be one of the most exciting opening games of the group stage, Ronaldo and co. will look to get Portugal off to the right start. Germany which has one of the strongest squads in the entire tournament will need to play at the top of their game to get a result from the Portuguese.
France's Karim Benzema should have had a had trick as he blasted three goals past Honduras goalkeeper, Noel Valladares. After first every 2014 FIFA World Cup Replay Review however, his 2nd goal was reversed to an own goal. France beats Honduras 3-0.
In their first ever meeting, France squares off against Honduras, in a match that has more attention surrounding the French player who will not be on the pitch, Franck Ribery. Can France beat a weaker Honduras squad without him? Or will Honduras upset Les Bleus?