U.S. World Cup Team to Play Germany, Ghana and Portugal

The field is tougher than at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

By JOHN LEICESTER
|  Friday, Dec 6, 2013  |  Updated 1:11 PM PDT
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The United States will play Ghana, Portugal and Germany in a tough first-round group at next year's World Cup. Making their seventh straight appearance at soccer's showcase, the Americans were drawn into Group G and will open on June 16 in Natal against Ghana, which eliminated the Americans from the last two World Cups.

The United States will play Ghana, Portugal and Germany in a tough first-round group at next year's World Cup. Making their seventh straight appearance at soccer's showcase, the Americans were drawn into Group G and will open on June 16 in Natal against Ghana, which eliminated the Americans from the last two World Cups.

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The United States will play Ghana, Portugal and Germany in a tough first-round group at next year's World Cup.

Making their seventh straight appearance at soccer's showcase, the Americans were drawn into Group G and will open on June 16 in Natal against Ghana, which eliminated the Americans from the last two World Cups.

With the longest travel schedule of any World Cup team at almost 9,000 miles, the U.S. meets Portugal and Cristian Ronaldo on June 22 in the Amazon rain forest city Manaus.

The Americans close group play on June 26 in Recife against Germany, which beat the U.S. in the 2002 quarterfinal.

Here is the full list:

Group A
Brazil
Croatia
Mexico
Cameroon

Group B
Spain
Netherlands
Chile
Australia

Group C
Colombia
Greece
Coite d'Ivoire
Japan

Group D
Uruguay
Costa Rica
England
Italy

Group E
Switzerland
Ecuador
France
Honduras

Group F
Argentina
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Iran
Nigeria

Group G
Germany
Portugal
Ghana
USA

Group H
Belgium
Algeria
Russia
Korea Republic
 

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