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America coach Klinsmann believes US will oust Ghana, Germany and Portugal at World Cup

Published on: 20 February 2014
Juergen Klinsmann says the USA will outwit Ghana at the World Cup

United States coach Juergen Klinsmann believes his side will turf out Germany, Portugal or Ghana in the first round of the World Cup in Brazil in June.

The German trainer says the Black Stars must fight with Germany and Portugal to clinch the group's other automatic ticket to the second round of the competition.

The ex-striker thinks they will secure the top spot in the group leaving the three other countries fighting for the other ticket as they have hugely matured from their previous appearances in the competition.

"Our team has matured a lot over the last couple of years and we are going to give them a big, big fight," he said at a FIFA pre-World Cup workshop in Brazil on Thursday.

"We are expecting to go to the knockout stage, that means Germany, Portugal and Ghana will have to fight it out for the other spot (from Group G).

"We've come through a tough qualifying process where we proved our capability. We have a lot of good players," said the former Germany coach who led his home country to third spot at the 2006 finals.

America lost matches to Ghana in the previous two World Cups and the Black Stars are seeking to complete a hat-trick over the Americans.

The Americans meet Ghana in Natal, Portugal in Manaus and Germany in Recife, arguably the toughest schedule of any of the 32 finalists.

Do you think the Americans can beat Ghana, Germany and Portugal? Do you think Klinsmann is talking too much? Make your views known in the box below:


This article has 5 comment(s), give your comment
  • 21guns says:
    February 20, 2014 02:10 pm
    Klinsman you are talking too much,ask Bradley
  • Edward says:
    February 20, 2014 05:56 am
    Well the USA will only go through if Akwasi Appiah put Fatau Dauda in the post. However if Stephen Adams is in the post,the US will definitely take the wooden spoon.
  • Papadinho says:
    February 20, 2014 08:06 am
    Edward you are a fool. Kwarasey wel keep!!! Enemy off progress, stupid dog, odwan, Kwasia. Next time you will see. Low minded dude.
  • kuukuphilly says:
    February 20, 2014 10:23 am
    klinsmann is really talking too much..anybody can make it out of concacaf qualifying..Chw3n na wo behu!
  • Papa Nkrumah says:
    February 21, 2014 12:38 am
    Of course it is possible for the USA to make it out of the group. And Ghana is also certainly going through. Which now presents a very sad situation as Germany and Portugal will have to go home very early and it will be a major shock for everyone except USA and Ghana who would have qualified.