June 26, 2014; Recife, BRAZIL; UUnited States midfielder Jermaine Jones (13) and Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger (7) go after the ball during the first half of the match during the 2014 World Cup at Arena Pernambuco. Mandatory Credit: Tim Groothuis/Witters Sport via USA TODAY Sports

World Cup Bracket update: Germany, USA advance to knockout round


There was a lot of drama on the final day of Group play in the 2014 World Cup in Group G. Germany and the United States were squaring off, a draw would advance them both but both wanted a win to lock up the top seed.

The Germans got a goal and won the game leaving American fans to constantly keep an eye on the game between Portugal and Ghana to see who would win.

Portugal got an early lead from an own goal, which was the preferred team to win if one had to. An early goal in the second half tied the game up, which was the ideal result for the Americans.

A late goal form Portugal gave them the win, but their goal differential wasn’t enough to eliminated the Americans. Now the United States and Germany wait to see what happens in Group H to know who they’ll play in the “Round of 16.”

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Knockout Stage

Saturday, June 28
Round of 16, Brazil vs. Chile, 11:30 a.m. ET (ABC)
Round of 16, Colombia vs. Uruguay, 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC)

Sunday, June 29
Round of 16, Netherlands vs. Mexico, 11:30 a.m. ET (ESPN)
Round of 16, Costa Rica vs. Greece, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Monday, June 30
Round of 16, France vs. Nigeria, 11:30 a.m. ET (ESPN)
Round of 16, Germany vs. 2H, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Tuesday, July 1
Round of 16, Argentina vs. Switzerland, 11:30 a.m. ET (ESPN)
Round of 16, 1H vs. United States, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Friday, July 4
Quarterfinals, 11:30 a.m. ET (ESPN2)
Quarterfinals, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Saturday, July 5
Quarterfinals, 11:30 a.m. ET (ESPN2)
Quarterfinals, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Tuesday, July 8
Semifinals, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Wednesday, July 9
Semifinals, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Saturday, July 12
Third-place match, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Sunday, July 13
Final, 2:30 p.m. ET (ABC)

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