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Group of Death? Nope. It’s Worse Than That

Posted On Sunday, 8th December 2013
2014 World Cup Group line-up.

2014 World Cup Group line-up.

Oh Ghana, not again. For the last two World Cups, the road to the semifinals for the United States went through Ghana. And it’s been a dead end.

In South Africa in 2010, the U.S. surrendered a goal in extra time to lose 2-1 in the second round.

In Germany in 2006, the U.S. got punched out of the group stage 2-1 by Ghana, courtesy of a penalty call that was as mysterious as the Higgs Boson.

And facing their nemesis isn’t the worst news coming out of the World Cup draw for the U.S. After Ghana, the U.S. plays Portugal, which merely has one of the best players on earth to call on, Cristiano Ronaldo.

And he will be banging on goalkeeper Tim Howard’s door. Then, the U.S. plays Germany in Manaus, the most undesirable of the Cup cities given its location in the steamy Amazon.

The U.S.-Germany matchup is an intriguing one given that current U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann was the head man at Germany for the 2006 World Cup and won the world championship as a player in 1990.

Klinsmann has spent the last year running the U.S. up against tough European teams to prepare his squad for the this kind of draw.

But he might not have imagined it would be this.

“It’s one of the most difficult groups in the whole draw,” he said. “It couldn’t get any more difficult or any bigger. But that’s what the World Cup is all about.”

Can you say Group of Death?

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READERS COMMENTS

  1. adam4eve Ag.Swedruni ba says:

    YES INDEED OUR GROUP AMONGST GROUP B & D IS THE MOST DIFFICULT ONE BUT I BELIEVE IN BLACK STARS..WITH A ROUGH ROAD LEADING TO THE VICTORY PREMISE I GOd SHALL BE ON OUR SIDE

  2. kuukuphilly says:

    our football has come of age so is about time fifa place us where we really belong in world football..

  3. ZG GH4LIFE says:

    GHANA means GOD HEALING A NEW AFARICA.Africa’s mind and soul has been wounded for soo long by the white man but the time has come for some healing. The world heard of Ghana but now they will KNOW Ghana. (I will say these words until June 2014)Ghana will bring some new life to Africa this world cup.

  4. danny alvez says:

    lol you guys should know that we had good defenders during the 2006 and 2010 world but this time our defense sucks inkoom is always giving the balls to opponents and imagine if you are playing against c ro who can score from anywhere. i dont see ghana going through though. and no matter how hard well try germany will beat us for sure. we should be sincere and stop these noise. we need to bring in more defenders.

  5. Sam says:

    Mothafucker stop saying WE,U r not one of us,Ghanaians do not talk like that about our own team, we do talk about some individuals players but not the team, so asshole turn ur computer off and put it in ur ass.





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