2014 World Cup: Match Against Ghana Will Determine Germany's Strength

By Collin Ruby
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Coming off of a 4-0 win over Portugal, Germany will look to continue their winning ways against Ghana. Germany has one of the best forwards in the World Cup since 2010 in Thomas Muller. Having scored three goals against Portugal, Muller will look to continue his recent form and add to his goal tally. Ghana is coming off of a tough loss to the United States and is looking to contend in Group G. With a win against Germany, Ghana will be tied for second place and will need to beat Portugal in their last game to advance, as long as the United States loses to both Portugal and Germany.

Ghana is a strong team despite their loss to the United States. Ghana contended with the United States all game and was able to tie it late in the game. Unfortunately for Ghana, substitute John Brooks headed in a goal in the 86th minute to put the United States above Ghana. Ghana has a strong defense and will not let in many goals against this German team. Johnathan Mensah and Kwadwo Asamoah will command the back line and look to contain Muller and any German attacker entering the box.

I cannot go on and not mention how good Germany is, that would be a travesty. Germany is easily the best team in the world and I don’t care what the FIFA world rankings say because that system is a joke. From top to bottom, Germany is talented. From their goalkeeper to their bench, this team is loaded. The key player for Germany in this game will be Mario Gotze. Gotze will need to be able to keep the pressure on the Ghana defense and feed balls to Thomas Muller and get shots on goal. Germany’s ability to dominate on all sides of the ball will lift Germany to another win in Group G.

Collin Ruby is a Soccer Writer for RantSports.com, follow him on Twitter @Collin_Ruby

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