Group G opens its world 2014 with a clash between Germany and Portugal (6 pm, Paris time). The players of the national and the Selecçao have similar ambitions.
In a few hours, the Arena Fonte Nova located in Salvador de Bahia will be the scene of a meeting that has often taken place in international competitions. The Germans will not be surprised to confront Portugal, which have already fallen on the Lusitanians 17 times. Although the Selecçao players only won three games this year, the game has changed. Paulo Bento’s men will their game thanks to a shining Cristiano Ronaldo all season, and will try to operate against the wings.
Tonight, at 6 p.m. (French time), the band at Mesut Özil will put on its well oiled collective and its great realism to award the three points. This national with Bavarian sauce is likely to pose enormous worries to the Portuguese in the midfield, and especially at the level of physical impact. But the band at CR7 will have the referee thanks to its technical leaders like Nani, and Moutinho. This encounter will oppose two styles which, in a big day, can give rise to river scores.