By RYAN TOLMICH
The highest scoring World Cup of all time gets back under way Monday, with a trio of games on the schedule from Groups F and G.
The day’s action will be kicked off by international powerhouses Germany and Portugal in one of the group stages’ most star-studded clashes. Despite suffering through an injury scare, Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo will be ready to go against the Germans, who the Portuguese have only beaten one time in nine tries in their history.
Up second are Iran and Nigeria, as the Nigerians will start a lineup including Victor Moses, Emmanuel Emenike and Ahmed Musa against the defensively-strong Iranians. Despite not being favorites, both sides could give themselves a chance at moving on to the knockout stages by grabbing all three points in the wake of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s loss to Argentina.
Finally, the U.S. Men’s National Team will finally get their chance to exorcise their Ghanaian demons when they take on the African nation in today’s final matchup. Both sides will view this game as a must-win as, with Portugal and Germany on the horizon, three early points will be necessary in the bid to qualify for the tournament’s later rounds.
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Enjoy the action (TV listings after the jump):
TODAY’S WORLD CUP SOCCER ON TV
12 p.m. – Germany vs. Portugal – ESPN
3 p.m. – Iran vs. Nigeria – ESPN
6 p.m. – Ghana vs. United States – ESPN