Dec 6, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT
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|
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