Germany can be expected to go for the kill against USA © Getty Images
Germany can be expected to go for the kill against USA © Getty Images

Jun 26, 2014

USA take on Germany in the deciding match of Group G of the FIFA World Cup 2014 at the Arena Pernambuco, Recife with both teams needing just a draw to qualify for the next round of the tournament. In most cases, it would be expected that the two sides should line up in highly defensive formations and show little adventure, committing only the minimum number of men to any attack. If both sides play defensively, the draw will come regardless of any conspiracy.

The problem is, neither side is built to play the sort of boring, unadventurous soccer such a fixture requires. American fans are well aware of the struggles of Team USA to secure a back line, and Jurgen Klinsmann has settled on a system which uses two deep-lying and mostly defensive midfielders in Jermaine Jones and Kyle Beckerman to protect that back four. Catch live telecast of the USA vs Germany, Group G FIFA World Cup 2014 match on Sony Six andSony Six HD. Catch the live streaming of the match on LivSports here.

Similarly, Germany is not the Germany of soccer legend, solid and hard-working and just good enough on set pieces to score one more goal than its opponent. Instead, under Jogi Loew Germany has been transformed into one of the most innovative and exciting attacking teams in the world.