Alright now we know what the matchups are for both USA and England in the Round of 16…the win or go home rounds for those who don’t follow Football.

USA vs. Ghana

First up on Saturday team USA will face Ghana the match will start at 2:30 PM EDT and it will either be on ESPN, ESPN 2 or you can watch it on ESPN3.com.

The last time USA played Ghana was in the 2006 World Cup and Ghana won that matchup 2-1 so USA will be looking for redemption for certain. Ghana known as the Black Stars will give them all that they can handle but team USA has improved since 2006 a great deal and I think they have a fantastic chance to move on to the Quarters.

As for my Three Lions…this will be nervewracking…

England Vs. Germany

Sunday 10 AM EDT (Check your local listings)

Match History

England’s goal tally is listed first.

Date Venue Result Competition Location Winner
10-05-1930 Deutsches Stadion, Berlin 3-3 Friendly match Draw
04-12-1935 White Hart Lane, London 3-0 Friendly match England
14-05-1938 Olympic Stadium, Berlin 6-3 Friendly match England
01-12-1954 Wembley Stadium, London 3-1 Friendly match England
26-05-1956 Olympic Stadium, Berlin 3-1 Friendly match England
12-05-1965 Frankenstadion, Nuremberg 1-0 Friendly match England
23-02-1966 Wembley Stadium, London 1-0 Friendly match England
30-07-1966 Wembley Stadium, London 4-2 1966 FIFA World Cup Final England
01-06-1968 Niedersachsen, Hanover 0-1 Friendly match Germany
14-06-1970 Estadio Nou Camp, León 2-3 1970 FIFA World Cup Germany
29-04-1972 Wembley Stadium, London 1-3 Euro 1972 Germany
13-05-1972 Olympic Stadium, Berlin 0-0 Euro 1972 Draw
12-03-1975 Wembley Stadium, London 2-0 Friendly match England
22-02-1978 Olympic Stadium, Munich 1-2 Friendly match Germany
13-05-1982 Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid 0-0 1982 FIFA World Cup Draw
13-10-1982 Wembley Stadium, London 1-2 Friendly match Germany
12-06-1985 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City 3-0 Azteca 2000 Tournament England
09-09-1987 Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf 1-3 Friendly match Germany
04-06-1990 Stadio delle Alpi, Turin 1-1 (3-4) 1990 FIFA World Cup Draw (Germany) PK’s

11-09-1991 Wembley Stadium, London 0-1 Friendly match Germany
19-06-1993 Pontiac Silverdome, Detroit 1-2 U.S. Cup Germany
26-06-1996 Wembley Stadium, London 1-1 (5-6) Euro 1996 Draw (Germany) PK’s

17-06-2000 Stade du Pays de Charleroi, Charleroi 1-0 Euro 2000 England
07-10-2000 Wembley Stadium, London 0-1 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifier Germany
01-09-2001 Olympic Stadium, Munich 5-1 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifier England
22-08-2007 Wembley Stadium, London 1-2 Friendly match Germany
19-11-2008 Olympic Stadium, Berlin 2-1 Friendly match England

England vs. Germany is always an exciting match and both teams have great respect for each others skills. The German team this World Cup is younger than before and they are hungry for victory. This makes them even more dangerous than usual.

England managed to do enough to squeak through and finally looked as if they were taking things seriously in their 1-0 win yesterday. I hope to see my lads continue to take things seriously and they will because Germany is always a tough opponent.

My Picks

Team USA and The Three Lions of course but once again you just never know how you’ll play on the day, defending champoins Italy were elminated today by Slovakia after a 3-2 loss.

Gentlemen play your hearts out!

Ross Out

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