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Starting XI: Germany V Portugal

2014 FIFA World Cup

Group G

Teams: Germany V Portugal

Date: 16 June 2014

Venue: Arena Fonte Nova

The ‘group of death’ will see its first match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Monday when Germany take on Portugal in the opening Group G game at the Arena Fonte Nova.

The match is scheduled to start at 13h00 local time in Salvador, which is 18h00 South African time.

Group G has been dubbed the ‘group of death’ because it consists of Germany, Portugal, USA and Ghana – all regarded as powerhouses on their respective continents.

The two favourites to progress from the group are Germany and Portugal, and we will see who the forerunner is on Monday.

The two teams have met 17 times on the international front and Germany have dominated proceedings winning nine times to Portugal’s three while five have been drawn.

You can follow the action live in our match centre or catch the key moments on Twitter @Soccer_Laduma

Germany: Neuer, Howedes, Hummels, Khedira, Ozil, Muller, Lahm (c), Mertesacker, Kroos, Gotze, Boateng.

Portugal: Patricio, Alves, Pepe, Veloso, Coentrao, Ronaldo (c), Moutinho, Almeida, Meireles, Nani, Pereira.

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