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No Ghana revolt in Brazil

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

PORTO SEGURO, Brazil - Germany repeated its feat from four years ago by opening the World Cup with a 4-0 victory. Now it's hoping there won't be a repeat of its second game in South Africa when it takes on Ghana tomorrow.

The Germans routed Australia to start its 2010 campaign, but then lost to Serbia 1-0 in the next game. After beating Portugal 4-0 in Brazil on Tuesday, Germany is wary of another letdown in Fortaleza against Ghana.

"The second match from four years ago is a warning," Germany defender Per Mertesacker said. "We opened very well, then lost. We'll have to take it very seriously."

Ghana lost its opening match 2-1 to the United States and can't afford another loss, while Germany would all but clinch a spot in the knockout rounds with another win.

A big downside from the opening win, though, was an injury picked up by central defender Mats Hummels. Hummels did not practice with the team yesterday and a decision on his fitness won't be made until shortly before the match.

"I hope he will be able to play, we've just started getting accustomed to playing alongside each other and to have more confidence," Mertesacker said. "It would be a little question mark if Mats can't play but we all know what we have to do.

"Ghana is a very physical team, they try to outplay you, they want to shine," Mertesacker said.

"They are a dangerous team and we'll have to be very clever, especially in the heat. We'll have to play good defence."








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