FIFA World Cup Day 5: Germany vs. Portugal | Discussion Thread

Simon Hofmann

Day 5. The Day After Day 4. The Day Before Day 6. A day where all reckoning shall come as Germany plays Portugal and the USA plays Ghana. The Group of Death has arrived.

SB Nation's 2014 World Cup Bracket'

Germany vs. Portugal 

12:00 PM EDT | SB Nation Preview

Bayern Player: Thomas Müller, Mario Götze. Philipp Lahm, Toni Kroos, Jerome Boateng, Manuel Neuer, Bastian Schweinsteiger, 
Location: Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
Referee: Milorad Mazic (Serbia)
Television and Streaming

Germany (4-3-3)

Manager: Joachim Löw

Mesut Özil – Thomas Müller [FCB] – Mario Götze [FCB]

Toni Kroos [FCB] – Philipp Lahm [FCB] – Sami Khedira

Benedikt Höwedes [S04] – Mats Hummels [BVB] – Per Mertesacker – Jérôme Boateng [FCB]

Manuel Neuer [FCB]

Bench: Roman Weidenfeller [BVB], Ron-Robert Zieler [H96], Matthias Ginter [SCF], Erik Durm [BVB], Shkodran Mustafi, Kevin Großkreutz [BVB], Christoph Kramer [BMG], Bastian Schweinsteiger [FCB], Julian Draxler [S04], André Schürrle, Lukas Podolski, Miroslav Klose

Croatia Portugal (4-2-3-1)

Manager: Paulo Bento

Hugo Almeida

Cristiano Ronaldo – Miguel Velaso – Nani

Raul Meireles – João Moutinho

Fabio Coentrão – Pepe – Bruno Alves – João Pereira

Rui Patrício

Bench: Eduardo, Beto, André Almeida, Neto, Ricardo Costa, Willy Carvalho, Vieirinha [WOB], Rafa Silva, Silvestre Varela, Ruben Amorim, Hélder Postiga, Éder

Iran vs. Nigeria 

3:00 PM EDT | SB Nation Preview

Location: Arena da Baixada, Curitiba
Referee: Carlos Vera (Ecuador)
Television and Streaming

Iran (4-2-3-1)

Manager: Carlos Queiroz

Reza Ghoochannejhad

Ehsan Haji Safi – Javad Nekounam – Ashkan Dejagah

Andranik Timotian – Khosro Heydari

Mehrdad Pooladi – Pejman Montazeri – Amirhossein Sadeghi – Jalal Hosseini

Alireza Haghighi

Bench: Rahman Ahmadi, Reza Haghighi, Daniel Davari [EBS], Hossein Mahini, Ahmad Alnameh, Masoud Shojaei, Alireza Jahan Bakhsh, Ghasem Hadadifar, Bakhtiar Rahmani, Hashem Beikzadeh, Steven Beitashour, Karim Ansari Fard

Nigeria (4-3-3)

Manager: Stephen Keshi

Ahmed Musa – Emmanuel Emenike – Victor Moses

John Obi Mikel – Ramon Azeez – Ogenyi Onazi

Kenneth Omeruo – Godfrey Oboabona – Juwon Oshaniwa – Efe Ambrose

Vincent Enyeama

Bench: Austin Ejide, Chigozie Agbim, Joseph Yobo, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Kunle Odunlami, Michael Uchebo, Reuben Gabriel, Michael Babatunde, Ejike Uzoenyi, Peter Odemwingie, Uche Nwofor, Shola Ameobi

USA vs. Ghana 

6:00 PM EDT | SB Nation Preview

Bayern Players: Julian Green
Location: Estadio das Dunas, Natal
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)
Television and Streaming

United States (4-4-2)

Manager: Jürgen Klinsmann

Jozy Altidore – Clint Dempsey

Michael Bradley

Jermaine Jones – Alejandro Bedoya

Kyle Beckerman

DeMarcus Beasley – Matt Besler – Goeff Cameron – Fabian Johnson

Tim Howard

Bench: Brad Guzan, Nick Rimando, Timothy Chandler [Nurnberg], John Anthony Brooks [Hertha Berlin], Omar Gonzalez, DeAndre Yedlin, Julian Green, Mix Diskerud, Brad Davis, Graham Zusi, Aron Jóhannsson, Chris Wondolowski

Ghana (4-4-2)

Manager: James Kwasi Appiah

Asamoah Gyan – André Ayew

Christian Atsu – Sulley Muntari – Mohammed Rabiu – Jordan Ayew

Kwadwo Asamoah – John Boye – Jonathan Mensah – Daniel Opare

Adam Kwarasey

Bench: Fatawu Dauda, Stephen Adams, Samuel Inkoom, Mohammed Awal, Harrison Afful, Michael Essien, Afriyie Acquah, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Alberd Adomah, Mubarak Wakaso, Majeed Waris

Enjoy the Matches! MIA SAN MIA!

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