Germany took on Portugal in their opening group game which you would have imagined would be a close affair but it was totally the opposite of that with German thrashing Portugal 4-0 with three goals from Thomas Muller and one from Matts Hummel. Portugal had Pepe sent off after the first two goals and Portugal totally crumbled after that. Not even Ronaldo could make a difference in this game!
Iran and Nigeria played out a rather tepid 0-0 draw with neither team really threatening the opponent’s goal. This result is better for Iran than it is for Nigeria as they needed to get something out of this game so Quieroz will be the happier of the coaches. It certainly wasn’t fun to watch.
The United States took on Ghana and won the game 2-1 after a late goal by the German born John Brooks after Clint Dempsey put them ahead in the first minute of play and Ayew equalised eight minutes before the end of 90 minutes. It was a close run thing but the USA just about came out on top!