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15:09

OBRIGADO:
Thanks for following along as we witnessed a wet and exciting end to Group G as Germany's 1-0 win sees the Europeans top the group, with USA behind in second. Portugal exit the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Ghana, but now our attention turns to Group H, where the final two matches of the Group Stage kick off in just under two hours' time. Please join us in our daily tournament blog as we breakdown the most recent results and preview what's ahead for Belgium, Russia, Algeria and Korea Republic later today.

14:58
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14:57
USA
USAUSA
Germany
GermanyGER

Statistics

Ball possession

37%
63%
15Fouls Committed9
1Attempts On Target9
4Shots13
0Total Goals scored1
0Penalties scored0
14:57

FULL-TIME: In a wet and wild finish to the match, Germany hold on to their 1-0 win and finish atop Group G. With Portugal's 2-1 win over Ghana, USA advance to the Round of 16 as well. Both teams are celebrating on the pitch in Recife and applauding their fans for making the journey to the Arena Pernambuco.

14:54
MÜLLER
GermanyGER
Forward

has been elected Man of the Match

90MINUTES PLAYED37TOTAL PASSES1GOALS FOR2SHOTS
14:52
The final whistle sounds.
14:51
90'+DEMPSEY (USA) sees an effort go off target.

Dempsey's header is close but just over the bar. What a finish to this game!

14:50
90'+LAHM (Germany) blocks the shot.

Lahm clears at the last second to deny Alejandro Bedoya!

14:50
90'+BEDOYA (USA) sees his effort hit the target.
14:49
90'+JOHNSON (USA) blocks the shot.
14:49
90'+SCHÜRRLE (Germany) sees his effort hit the target.
14:48
90'+MÜLLER (Germany) is ruled offside.
14:46
89' SCHÜRRLE (in) comes off the bench to replace ÖZIL (out) (Germany)

Ozil comes off for the Chelsea striker in Low's last change of the game.

Player Statistics

Germany
GermanyGER
Midfielder
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target1
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered1 / 1
  • Passes (complete)64 (53)
  • Passes Completion Rate82.81%
  • Tackles1
Germany
GermanyGER
Forward
  • 34International Caps
  • 184Centimeters
  • Date of Birth06 Nov 1990
  • Current clubChelsea FC (ENG)
14:46
88'BEASLEY (USA) commits a foul.
14:44
86'BRADLEY (USA) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on GÖTZE (Germany).
14:44
14:43
86'KLOSE (Germany) is ruled offside.
14:43

FOLLOW ALONG
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14:41
84' YEDLIN (in) comes off the bench to replace ZUSI (out) (USA)

Klinsmann opts to bring on the young Yedlin to provide pace for the final page.

Player Statistics

USA
USAUSA
Midfielder
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered0 / 1
  • Passes (complete)40 (30)
  • Passes Completion Rate75%
  • Tackles3
USA
USAUSA
Defender
  • 5International Caps
  • 175Centimeters
  • Date of Birth09 Jul 1993
  • Current clubSeattle Sounders FC (USA)
14:40
83'HÖWEDES (Germany) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on GONZALEZ (USA).
14:39

ELSEWHERE IN GROUP G
Cristiano Ronaldo scores to give Portugal the lead, which is good news for USA fans.

14:38
80'KROOS (Germany) swings in the corner.
14:37
80'HOWARD (USA) blocks the shot.

Howedes' shot is a weak one and Howard is able to control.

14:37
79'HÖWEDES (Germany) sees his effort hit the target.
14:37

USA-GERMANY ON AIR FORCE ONE
President Barack Obama takes in the action from Recife while on board Air Force One

14:36

STAT ATTACK:
No team has won their following game after playing in Manaus. USA drew 2-2 with Portugal at the Arena Amazonia on the 22nd.

14:35
78'BEASLEY (USA) illegally handles the ball.
14:34

Jermaine Jones receives medical attention on the touchline for a bloody nose as Low makes his second switch.

14:33
76' GÖTZE (in) comes off the bench to replace SCHWEINSTEIGER (out) (Germany)

The two Bayern Munich team-mates embrace as Gotze comes on.

Player Statistics

Germany
GermanyGER
Midfielder
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target1
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered2 / 5
  • Passes (complete)79 (72)
  • Passes Completion Rate91.14%
  • Tackles5
Germany
GermanyGER
Forward
  • 31International Caps
  • 176Centimeters
  • Date of Birth03 Jun 1992
  • Current clubFC Bayern Muenchen (GER)
14:32

Man of the Match

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14:29
72'LAHM (Germany) commits a foul.
14:28
71'ZUSI (USA) swings in the corner.
14:28

Philip Lahm heads Zusi's free-kick clear and Neuer can't get to it in time before it goes out for a corner.

14:27
69'HUMMELS (Germany) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:26
14:24

USA move forward but a miscommunication between Clint Dempsey and Jermaine Jones sees the ball go harmlessly out for a throw-in.

14:22
64'BECKERMAN (USA) commits a foul.
14:22

Bradley sends Jones into Germany's area again but Neuer is quick off his line to clear the danger.

14:21
64'ÖZIL (Germany) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:19
62' BECKERMAN (USA) is yellow carded.
14:19
62'BECKERMAN (USA) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:17
60'BEDOYA (USA) commits a foul.
14:16
59' BEDOYA (in) comes off the bench to replace DAVIS (out) (USA)

Jurgen Klinsmann makes a straight swap in the midfield.

Player Statistics

USA
USAUSA
Midfielder
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered1 / 0
  • Passes (complete)21 (18)
  • Passes Completion Rate85.71%
  • Tackles1
USA
USAUSA
Midfielder
  • 29International Caps
  • 178Centimeters
  • Date of Birth29 Apr 1987
  • Current clubFC Nantes (FRA)
14:16
59'JONES (USA) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on LAHM (Germany).
14:15

ELSEWHERE IN GROUP G
Asamoah Gyan equalises for Ghana, which comes as good news for USA fans in Recife.

14:14
57'KLOSE (Germany) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:13
56'SCHWEINSTEIGER (Germany) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:12
55' MÜLLER (Germany) scores!!

GOAL! Thomas Muller finds the back of the net for Germany! Tim Howard makes a great first save but his the No13 fires in the rebound from the top of the area into the side netting.

Player Statistics

Germany
GermanyGER
Forward
  • Total Goals scored1
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target2
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered0 / 1
  • Passes (complete)25 (19)
  • Passes Completion Rate76%
  • Tackles0
14:12
55'HOWARD (USA) blocks the shot.
14:12
55'HÖWEDES (Germany) sees his effort hit the target.
14:12
54'ÖZIL (Germany) swings in the corner.
14:10
53'BRADLEY (USA) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on LAHM (Germany).
14:09
52'KLOSE (Germany) sees an effort go off target.

WIDE: Miroslav Klose is given too much space and has a free header but it misses just wide.

14:05
47'DAVIS (USA) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
14:04
47'ÖZIL (Germany) sees an effort go off target.
14:04
47'BEASLEY (USA) blocks the shot.

Gonzalez keeps Germany off the board with another excellent clearance.

14:04
47'SCHWEINSTEIGER (Germany) sees his effort hit the target.
14:03
46' Before the second half begins KLOSE (in) comes off the bench to replace PODOLSKI (out) (Germany)

Podolski comes off for the joint all-time top goal scorer at the World Cup.

Player Statistics

Germany
GermanyGER
Forward
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered0 / 1
  • Passes (complete)23 (19)
  • Passes Completion Rate82.61%
  • Tackles2
Germany
GermanyGER
Forward
  • 133International Caps
  • 182Centimeters
  • Date of Birth09 Jun 1978
  • Current clubSS Lazio (ITA)
14:03
The second half kicks off.

Germany kick off to start the second half at the soggy Arena Pernambuco, where Joachim Low has made one change.

14:01

The teams are gathering in the tunnel and will be returning to the wet weather shortly.

13:55
13:52

FIRST-HALF PHOTOS
Take a look at some of the best photos from a rainy Recife and a beautfiul Brasilia in a gallery we put together on Facebook.

13:48

HALF-TIME: Both sides will be happy to get out of the rain and into drier conditions during the break as the first 45 minutes ends goalless. Germany have had the majority of the possession but USA have looked quite dangerous on the counter. If the half-time scores stand in each game, USA and Germany would go through to the Round of 16, but plenty can still happen between now and the final whistle.

13:46

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13:46
USA
USAUSA
Germany
GermanyGER

Statistics

Ball possession

40%
60%
6Fouls Committed3
0Attempts On Target4
2Shots6
0Total Goals scored0
0Penalties scored0
13:46
The referee brings the first half to an end.
13:45

A minimum of one minute of additional time will be added to the first half.

13:45

USA string together a few passes near Germany's area but Bradley's touch lets him down again and gives away possession.

13:44
45'BRADLEY (USA) is penalised after committing a foul.
13:43
44'BOATENG (Germany) is penalised after committing a foul.
13:41
42'SCHWEINSTEIGER (Germany) commits a foul.

Jones and Schweinsteiger get tangled up after the Germany No7 pulls down USA's No13

13:40
41'DAVIS (USA) is penalised after committing a foul.
13:40
41'ZUSI (USA) takes a corner kick.

Zusi sends it too far and it goes out for a goal-kick.

13:40

Zusi sets up for the American's first corner of the match.

13:39

Howard is seeing a lot of the ball in the first half and is handling the wet weather well, stopping Schweinsteiger's cross.

13:36
37' GONZALEZ (USA) is booked by the referee.

Gonzalez drags down Bastien Schweinsteiger before the No7 can pass to Muller and picks up a yellow card.

13:36
37'GONZALEZ (USA) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on SCHWEINSTEIGER (Germany).
13:35
36'PODOLSKI (Germany) sees an effort go off target.

Boateng sends in a high cross that finds Podolski but his header is over the bar.

13:34
35'HOWARD (USA) blocks the shot.

Mesut Ozil beats his defender and shoots but it's straight at Howard, though he can't control it and Gonzalez clears out.

13:34
35'ÖZIL (Germany) sees his effort hit the target.
13:33

Bradley sends Jones on a deep run and he nearly gets there but it's just out of reach for No13 and Manuel Neuer handles the danger.

13:32
33'PODOLSKI (Germany) is ruled offside.
13:31
31'MÜLLER (Germany) is ruled offside.
13:30
31'HOWARD (USA) blocks the shot.

Toni Kroos takes a shot from the corner of the area but it's straight at Howard.

13:30
31'KROOS (Germany) sees his effort hit the target.
13:30

ELSEWHERE IN GROUP G
John Boye scores an unfortunate own goal, which puts Portugal in the lead.

13:29
30'BECKERMAN (USA) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on SCHWEINSTEIGER (Germany).
13:29

Bradley springs Johnson out on the right who does well to get to the ball to cross before it goes out and tries to find Jermaine Jones but the No13 runs into the referee on accident and the play is broken up.

13:26

Boateng's cross is off the mark and flies out for a goal-kick.

13:25

Beasley makes another strong run up the left side and the ball finds its way to Bradley but his first touch lets him down and Germany regain possession.

13:24
25'BECKERMAN (USA) commits a foul.
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13:24
25'MÜLLER (Germany) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
13:23
24'JONES (USA) is penalised after committing a foul.
13:21
22'ZUSI (USA) sees an effort go off target.

HIGH: Graham Zusi's effort goes barely over the bar after the Americans make their first collective move up the field.

13:21

FIRST ACTION

13:19
20'HOWARD (USA) blocks the shot.
13:19
20'MÜLLER (Germany) sees his effort hit the target.

Muller shoots from distance through a crowd but Howard saves comfortably.

13:18
19'BEASLEY (USA) sees an effort go off target.

DaMarcus Beasley makes a deep run into the German area and gets a shot off but he mishits it and it rolls out slowly for a goal-kick.

13:17
18'MÜLLER (Germany) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
13:15

Gonzalez comes up with another big tackle to deny Muller again.

13:14

Omar Gonzalez slides in to stop Muller from scoring. Strong work from the centre-back, who is starting for the first time this World Cup, in favour of Geoff Cameron.

13:12
13'DEMPSEY (USA) is penalised after committing a foul.
13:10
11' HÖWEDES (Germany) is yellow carded.

Benedikt Howedes earns a caution after stopping an American counter-attack before it stars by pulling down Fabian Johnson.

13:10
11'HÖWEDES (Germany) commits a foul.
13:10

Michael Bradley clears the danger for USA after Boateng's cross comes into the middle.

13:09
10'JOHNSON (USA) blocks the shot.
13:09
10'KROOS (Germany) sees his effort hit the target.
13:09
10'ÖZIL (Germany) takes a corner kick.
13:08

Howard does very well to hold onto Podolski's cross considering the slick conditions. That could have been trouble for the Americans as Muller was on the doorstep ready to tap in.

13:04
5'DEMPSEY (USA) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
13:03

Bastian Schweinsteiger plays a long ball to Jerome Boateng, who's cross is too close to Tim Howard and the USA No1 scoops it up.

13:03

Germany have had nearly 100 per cent possession so far since kickoff. USA are struggling to control the ball in the wet conditions.

13:02
3'ÖZIL (Germany) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
13:01
2'PODOLSKI (Germany) sees an effort go off target.

HIGH: Lukas Podolski's shot goes high of the mark, after Thomas Muller attemps an acrobatic bicycle kick but misses.

13:00
The match kicks off.

USA kick off in their white kit.

12:58

THE LINE-UPS

12:56

And now Das Deutschlandlied plays as the German team take in their anthem, focussed on the task at hand.

12:55

Standings - Group G

TeamsPts MP W D L GF GA
GermanyGER
4211062
USAUSA
4211043
GhanaGHA
1201134
PortugalPOR
1201126
12:55

The Star Spangled Banner echoes around the Arena Pernambuco as the USA team and supporters sing their national anthem with great pride.

12:50

The teams are gathering in the tunnel, and a few familiar faces on either side reach over for a hug and handshake before USA and Germany walk out for their national anthem.

12:50

Your 11

These are the most-popular line-ups chosen by FIFA.com users.

USA
USAUSA

1 Tim HOWARD, 2 DeAndre YEDLIN, 3 Omar GONZALEZ, 5 Matt BESLER, 23 Fabian JOHNSON, 4 Michael BRADLEY, 8 Clint DEMPSEY, 11 Alejandro BEDOYA, 19 Graham ZUSI, 9 Aron JOHANNSSON, 17 Jozy ALTIDORE

Germany
GermanyGER

1 Manuel NEUER, 5 Mats HUMMELS, 16 Philipp LAHM, 17 Per MERTESACKER, 20 Jerome BOATENG, 7 Bastian SCHWEINSTEIGER, 8 Mesut OEZIL, 18 Toni KROOS, 19 Mario GOETZE, 11 Miroslav KLOSE, 13 Thomas MUELLER

12:47

HEAD TO HEAD:
None of the pair’s previous nine encounters ended drawn. Germany have the better record in this fixture with six wins to USA’s three, although the Americans won the last meeting 4-3 in June 2013.

12:44

LOOK INSIDE THE LOCKER ROOMS
Take an exclusive peek inside USA's and Germany's dressing rooms.

12:41

DID YOU KNOW?
Klinsmann is the third German coach to face his home nation in the World Cup. His predecessors were Sepp Piontek, who led Denmark to a 2-0 win over Germany FR in 1986, and Winnie Schaefer, whose Cameroon side lost 2-0 in 2002.

12:40

Head-to-Head

USA
USAUSA
Germany
GermanyGER
.3Wins6.
.0Draws0.
15Total Goals scored21
12:39

COLOURFUL SUPPORT
These USA fans are ready to cheer on the Stars and Stripes!

12:38

REUNION AS RIVALS
Jurgen Klinsmann and Joachim Low meet today. Look back at the duo's history.

12:38

RAINY RECIFE
Germany coach Joachim Low checks out the pitch prior to the match.

12:35

THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Today's referee is Uzbekistan's Ravshan Irmatov

Referees at the 2014 FIFA World Cup™: RAVSHAN IRMATOV

12:33

It's pouring down rain in Recife but the fans are filling in nicely and already creating a great atmosphere in the Arena Pernambuco as both teams go through their pre-match warm-ups.

12:31

MIROSLAV KLOSE ON WORLD CUP GOAL-SCORING RECORD
"I'm itching for it, I want to be the first. That's my big goal."

12:30

CACAU, BRAZIL-BORN FORMER GERMANY STRIKER
“This German generation is very good. I had the pleasure of playing with a lot of them in the 2010 World Cup, and I know their potential. I think they’ll beat the United States, go through in first place and put up a good fight for the title. Brazil also has a good chance. I still haven’t where my support will lie in a possible battle between my two countries! I’ll decide at the last minute.”

12:29
12:27

JURGEN KLINSMANN
"We are going to approach (the match) with a lot of determination and in a very focused way, we want to be very aggressive and we want to give Germany a real battle."

12:26

STAT ATTACK:
The last ten minutes (plus stoppage time) of USA’s first two fixtures yielded a total of four goals, two in favour of the Americans and two against.

12:25

CURRENT GROUP G STANDINGS
This is how the table looks before we begin the games today.

Standings - Group G

TeamsPts MP W D L GF GA
GermanyGER
4211062
USAUSA
4211043
GhanaGHA
1201134
PortugalPOR
1201126
12:20

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12:16

GERMANY IN DEPTH
Take a look at Die Mannschaft's team profile and discover more about football in Germany.

12:15

USA IN DEPTH
Take a look at the Stars and Stripes' team profile and discover more about football in USA.

12:14

USA-GERMANY LINE-UPS
The starting XIs for this Group G game have been announced!

12:13

GOOD AFTERNOON: 
Hello and welcome to what is expected to be an exciting Group G clash between USA and Germany in Recife. These two teams are on four points and looking to secure a spot in the Round of 16, but Ghana and Portugal, who kick off in Brasilia simultaneously, can also advance. Stay with us as we bring you all the build-up here before we begin out LIVE minute-by-minute coverage as Group G comes to a conclusion.

11:58

Weather

Arena Pernambuco, Recife

  • Rain
  • 27° CTemperature
  • 12 m/sWind
  • 79 %Humidity
11:58
USA
USAUSA
  • 1HOWARD (GK)
  • 3GONZALEZ
  • 4BRADLEY
  • 5BESLER
  • 7BEASLEY
  • 8DEMPSEY (C)
  • 13JONES
  • 14DAVIS
  • 15BECKERMAN
  • 19ZUSI
  • 23JOHNSON
Germany
GermanyGER
  • 1NEUER (GK)
  • 4HÖWEDES
  • 5HUMMELS
  • 7SCHWEINSTEIGER
  • 8ÖZIL
  • 10PODOLSKI
  • 13MÜLLER
  • 16LAHM (C)
  • 17MERTESACKER
  • 18KROOS
  • 20BOATENG

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