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Germany vs. Portugal: Simulating Crucial 2014 World Cup Clash Using 'FIFA 14'

SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: Cristiano Ronaldo stretchs  during the Portugal training session ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Group G match between Germany and Portugal held at the Arena Fonte Nova on June 15, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.  (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)
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Nick AkermanFeatured ColumnistJune 16, 2014

Germany and Portugal are ready for battle at the 2014 World Cup. The pair will fancy their chances of performing well in Brazil, where a win in the first group match will prove to be a huge step toward making the knockout rounds.

With Ghana and the United States also in Group G, it's fair to say the European nations are getting their toughest test out the way first. Cristiano Ronaldo finally receives the chance to shine on the South American stage, while Germany's mixture of experienced stars and emerging talent ensures the 2013 Ballon d'Or winner will need his team-mates to perform if Portugal are to leave with three points.

We set an Xbox One copy of FIFA 14 to the test of working out exactly who will grab the win.

 

Germany vs. Portugal: FIFA 14 Highlights

Ronaldo gets his goal, but Germany take the plaudits, a result many will follow heading into the real match. Despite the result, both teams will still feel they are more than likely to progress through the competition. Portugal's safety net would be removed with this result, but there's plenty of time to recover.

Can Joachim Loew's men take control of the group with a powerful performance against a tricky Portuguese side? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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