FIFA World Cup Preview: Can Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal Blunt Germany's Challenge?

Germany beat the Cristiano Ronaldo's side 3-1 in the third place playoff at the 2006 World Cup, 3-2 in the 2008 European Championships quarter final and 1-0 in the first round of Euro 2012.

updated: June 16, 2014 08:27 IST
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Rio de Janeiro: Combination of file pictures shows Portugal's coach Paulo Bento and Germany's coach Joachim Loew (R).


Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal aim to end a run of three defeats by Germany in major tournaments when their World Cup clash takes centre-stage Monday.

Ghana play the United States in a second Group G game, while in Group F, Iran take on Nigeria.

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