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World Cup draw: USA faces Germany, Ghana and Portugal

Jurgen Klinsmann's men will meet their coach's home nation, some old foes and Cristiano Ronaldo in next summer's World Cup in Brazil.

In a World Cup that will be filled with storylines for the United States national team, the Americans have been placed with Ghana, Germany and Portugal in Group G.

Mexico is in Group A with host Brazil, Croatia and Cameroon. Reigning champions Spain has been paired with World Cup 2010 runner-up Netherlands, South American representatives Chile and Australia in Group B.

Next summer's tournament kicks off on June 12 in Sao Paulo with hosts Brazil taking on Croatia in the opening game.

The group stage comes to an end on June 26, with the first games of the round of 16 to take place only two days later in Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro.

The four quarterfinals will then be staged on July 4 and 5, while the semifinals take place on July 8 and 9 and the 2014 World Cup winners will be crowned on July 13 in Rio de Janeiro.

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GROUP A


Brazil
  Croatia
  Mexico
  Cameroon
GROUP B


  Spain
  Netherlands
  Chile
  Australia
GROUP C


  Colombia
  Greece
  Cote d'Ivoire
  Japan
GROUP D


  Uruguay
  Costa Rica
  England
  Italy
GROUP E


  Switzerland
  Ecuador
  France
  Honduras
GROUP F


  Argentina
  Iran
  Bosnia-Herzegovina
  Nigeria
GROUP G


  Germany
  Portugal
  Ghana
  USA
GROUP H


  Belgium
  Algeria
  Russia
  South Korea

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