May 12, 2014
Germany look good things to qualify for the second round after drawing Portugal, Ghana and the USA in Group G at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
They Germans always perform well at this tournament and they are a tough unit to face at any time of the World Cup, but none more so than the group stage where they have a great record against their opponents.
Germany is strong defensively, have quality in the midfield, and they have classy strikers capable of finishing with the best of them, but the strength of the German team is their unity and they rarely fail to make their presence felt at the World Cup, with a top eight finish almost assured on recent history.
They lost the 2002 World Cup final to Brazil 2-0 before winning the third-place play offs against Portugal (3-1) in 2006 and Uruguay (3-2) in 2010.
On exposed form and world rankings Portugal will be Germany’s toughest opponent at the World Cup, with Ghana and the USA unlikely to be able to match it with the European teams.
In early 2014 World Cup betting markets Germany is $6.50 to win the tournament and $1.53 to win Group G.
Germany World Cup Odds
Win the World Cup: $6.50
Win Group G: $1.53
Qualify for next Round: $1.12
Reach 2014 World Cup Final: $3.10
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Germany look to be one of the strongest teams from Europe, along with Spain, and all things being equal they appear to have the measure of their Group G rivals.
The $1.53 about Germany to win Group G is great value for ours at the 2014 World Cup.
Group G Draw for Germany
Germany will face Ghana, Portugal and the United States in Group G and they play their first World Cup match against Portugal on Tuesday 17th June 2014 at 2am in the morning (Australian time).
|Tue 17 Jun||Germany||vs||Portugal||2am||Salvador||Bet now|
|Sun 22 Jun||Germany||vs||Ghana||5am||Fortaleza||Bet now|
|Fri 27 Jun||United States||vs||Germany||2am||Recife||Bet now|
Germany World Cup Squad
The 30 man Germany World Cup provisional squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, South America.
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Roman Weidenfeller (Borussia Dortmund), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover)
Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund), Kevin Grosskreutz (Borussia Dortmund), Benedikt Howedes (Schalke), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Marcell Jansen (Hamburg), Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), Per Mertesacker (Arsenal), Shkodran Mustafi (Sampdoria), Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund)
Midfielders: Lars Bender (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (Schalke), Matthias Ginter (Freiburg), Leon Goretzka (Schalke), Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich), Andre Hahn (Augsburg), Sami Khedira (Real Madrid), Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich), Max Meyer (Schalke), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich)
Forwards: Miroslav Klose (Lazio), Kevin Volland (Hoffenheim), Lukas Podolski (Arsenal), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Andre Schurrle (Chelsea), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich)
The Head Coach of the Germany World Cup squad is Joachim Low and team captain is Philipp Lahm.
World Cup players to watch for Germany
Captain Philipp Lahm is a versatile defender for both club and country and is competing at his third World Cup where his experience and all round consistency will be invaluable for Germany.
Thomas Mueller took home the Golden Boot award four years ago in South Africa with five goals and three assists and he is a maturing player who has shown he can do it on the world stage.
Attacking midfielder Mario Goetze is an exciting young player with exquisite skills, while Marco Reus is a speedy goal-scoring midfielder who will be dangerous around opposition penalty areas with his quality shooting skills and free kick abilities.
Head over to our Group G page for more info on each team contesting this group at the 2014 World Cup.
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