Dec 6, 2013, 12:45 PM EST
The World Cup draw threw together some giants of world soccer as a incredible tournament awaits in Brazil next summer.
U.S. national team will face Germany, Portugal and Ghana in Group G as Jurgen Klinsmann’s men were handed a hugely difficult task.
Elsewhere the other top groups see Group B stacked, with Spain and Holland squaring off in the opening game as the 2010 finalists will lock horns once again. England and Italy were pitted together in Group D, along with Uruguay, while France got off relatively easily as they face Honduras, Ecuador and Switzerland.
Below is the World Cup group stage draw in full with group games lists, with the dates, times (in U.S. EST) and host venue for each game.
Group A:Brazil, Croatia Mexico, Cameroon
|12 June 16:00||Sao Paulo||Brazil||v||Croatia|
|13 June 12:00||Natal||Mexico||v||Cameroon|
|17 June 15:00||Fortaleza||Brazil||v||Mexico|
|18 June 18:00||Manaus||Cameroon||v||Croatia|
|23 June 16:00||Brasilia||Cameroon||v||Brazil|
|23 June 16:00||Recife||Croatia||v||Mexico|
Group B: Spain, Netherlands, Australia, Chile
|13 June 15:00||Salvador||Spain||v||Netherlands|
|13 June 18:00||Cuiaba||Australia||v||Chile|
|18 June 15:00||Rio De Janeiro||Spain||v||Chile|
|18 June 12:00||Porto Alegre||Australia||v||Netherlands|
|23 June 12:00||Curitiba||Netherlands||v||Chile|
|23 June 12:00||Sao Paulo||Australia||v||Spain|
Group C: Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast, Japan
|14 June 12:00||Belo Horizonte||Colombia||v||Greece|
|14 June 21:00||Recife||Ivory Coast||v||Japan|
|19 June 12:00||Brasilia||Colombia||v||Ivory Coast|
|19 June 18:00||Natal||Japan||v||Greece|
|24 June 16:00||Cuiaba||Japan||v||Colombia|
|24 June 16:00||Fortaleza||Greece||v||Ivory Coast|
Group D: Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, Italy
|14 June 15:00||Fortaleza||Uruguay||v||Costa Rica|
|14 June 18:00||Manaus||England||v||Italy|
|19 June 15:00||Sao Paulo||Uruguay||v||England|
|20 June 12:00||Recife||Italy||v||Costa Rica|
|24 June 12:00||Natal||Italy||v||Uruguay|
|24 June 12:00||Belo Horizonte||Costa Rica||v||England|
Group E: Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras
|15 June 12:00||Brasilia||Switzerland||v||Ecuador|
|15 June 15:00||Porto Alegre||France||v||Honduras|
|20 June 15:00||Salvador||Switzerland||v||France|
|20 June 18:00||Curitiba||Honduras||v||Ecuador|
|25 June 16:00||Manaus||Honduras||v||Switzerland|
|25 June 16:00||Rio De Janeiro||Ecuador||v||France|
Group F: Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran, Nigeria
|15 June 18:00||Rio De Janeiro||Argentina||v||Bosnia|
|16 June 15:00||Curitiba||Iran||v||Nigeria|
|21 June 12:00||Belo Horizonte||Argentina||v||Iran|
|21 June 18:00||Cuiaba||Nigeria||v||Bosnia|
|25 June 12:00||Porto Alegre||Nigeria||v||Argentina|
|25 June 12:00||Salvador||Bosnia||v||Iran|
Group G: Germany, Portugal, Ghana, United States
|16 June 12:00||Salvador||Germany||v||Portugal|
|16 June 18:00||Natal||Ghana||v||USA|
|21 June 15:00||Fortaleza||Germany||v||Ghana|
|22 June 18:00||Manaus||USA||v||Portugal|
|26 June 12:00||Recife||USA||v||Germany|
|26 June 12:00||Brasilia||Portugal||v||Ghana|
Group H: Belgium, Algeria, Russia, Korea Republic
|17 June 12:00||Belo Horizonte||Belgium||v||Algeria|
|17 June 18:00||Cuiaba||Russia||v||Korea|
|22 June 12:00||Rio De Janeiro||Belgium||v||Russia|
|22 June 15:00||Porto Alegre||Korea||v||Algeria|
|26 June 16:00||Sao Paulo||Korea||v||Belgium|
|26 June 16:00||Curitiba||Algeria||v||Russia|
Jan 29, 2015, 7:10 PM EST
What went down on Thursday, the 29th day of this January transfer window? A full recap, inside.
Jan 29, 2015, 5:36 PM EST
Agudelo is back in MLS, where he probably should have been all along.
Jan 29, 2015, 5:12 PM EST
The future boss at Anfield? Sturridge is quite sure of it.
Jan 29, 2015, 3:18 PM EST
Putin and Russia have already had to cut costs for the 2018 World Cup.
Jan 29, 2015, 2:43 PM EST
Arsenal’s main man is touch and go for this weekend’s game against Aston Villa.
Jan 29, 2015, 2:00 PM EST
Liverpool’s leading striker could return to action this Saturday after five months out.
Jan 29, 2015, 1:02 PM EST
With players out and title dreams on the line, how will Chelsea and City line up on Saturday?
Jan 29, 2015, 12:18 PM EST
Costa set to protest FA charges to avoid three-game ban.
Jan 29, 2015, 11:43 AM EST
Watch Klinsmann’s insane piece of skill from the friendly vs. Chile on Wednesday. My word.
Jan 29, 2015, 11:08 AM EST
Guinea won the lottery and are through to the last eight. Here’s the quarterfinal field for AFCON.
Jan 29, 2015, 9:45 AM EST
Former D.C. United, RSL and Union player heading back home?
Jan 29, 2015, 9:06 AM EST
With a few days left in the window, here’s the latest gossip.
Jan 29, 2015, 8:00 AM EST
Could Yaya link up with his old boss at the San Siro?
Jan 28, 2015, 11:10 PM EST
So what went down on Wednesday, as the transfer window took another step toward slamming shut?
Jan 28, 2015, 10:20 PM EST
Set up for a free kick outside the 18, Eriksen not only sent an arrow whizzing over the goal, but he managed to spin it into the far upper 90.
Jan 28, 2015, 9:58 PM EST
The La Liga giant has woked out a sponsorship deal with United Arab Emirates-based International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC).
Jan 28, 2015, 9:17 PM EST
Jurgen Klinsmann remained upbeat, while Jozy Altidore was obviously disappointed.
Jan 28, 2015, 8:42 PM EST
Breaking down the good, the bad and the ugly from Wednesday’s 3-2 loss in Chile.
Jan 28, 2015, 8:15 PM EST
Jurgen Klinsmann said he played the 3-CB system because he had DeAndre Yedlin available. So did it work?
Jan 28, 2015, 8:00 PM EST
Another match fell apart in a haze of substitutions and mistakes as the United States blew a 2-1 lead in Rancagua on Wednesday night.
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