Featured Matches
Previous
Manchester United
Internazionale
(3) 0
(5) 0
FT
Game Details
Real Madrid
AS Roma
0
1
FT
Game Details
Recreativo Huelva
Sunderland
0
1
FT
Game Details
Sparta Prague
Malmo FF
4
2
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Sparta Prague
Malmo FF
4
2
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Slovan Bratislava
Sheriff Tiraspol
2
1
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Debrecen
BATE Borisov
1
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Frickley Athletic
Scunthorpe XI
0
1
FT
Game Details
Exeter City
Swansea City
0
2
FT
Game Details
Alfreton Town
Rotherham United
0
2
FT
Game Details
Burton Albion
Derby County
0
1
FT
Game Details
Lincoln City
Mansfield Town
1
3
FT
Game Details
Newport County
Coventry City
1
0
FT
Game Details
Notts County
Birmingham City
0
4
FT
Game Details
Portsmouth
AFC Bournemouth
2
3
FT
Game Details
Stevenage
Reading
0
0
FT
Game Details
Wealdstone
Wycombe Wanderers
1
2
FT
Game Details
Altrincham
Accrington Stanley
1
1
FT
Game Details
Cambridge United
Milton Keynes Dons
3
1
FT
Game Details
Cheltenham Town
Bristol City
1
4
FT
Game Details
Concord Rangers
Dagenham & Redbridge
0
2
FT
Game Details
Dumbarton
Carlisle United
0
2
FT
Game Details
Hyde
Burnley XI
2
3
FT
Game Details
Kidderminster Harriers
Shrewsbury Town
1
1
FT
Game Details
Leyton Orient
Queens Park Rangers
2
2
FT
Game Details
Luton Town
Colchester United
2
2
FT
Game Details
Margate
Barnet
2
1
FT
Game Details
Oxford United
Wolverhampton Wanderers
0
1
FT
Game Details
Preston North End
Burnley
2
1
FT
Game Details
Sheffield United
Huddersfield Town
0
1
FT
Game Details
Southend United
Ipswich Town
1
2
FT
Game Details
Recreativo Huelva
Sunderland
0
1
FT
Game Details
Valerenga
Stabaek
3
2
FT
Game Details
Defensor Sporting
Nacional
1
0
FT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 1 - 2
Game Details
Guadalajara
Coras Tepic
3
1
FT
Game Details
Irapuato
Queretaro
3
2
FT
Game Details
Lobos BUAP
Chiapas
4
2
FT
Game Details
Mineros de Zacatecas
U. de G.
0
0
FT
Game Details
Correcaminos
Monterrey
1
5
FT
Game Details
Tijuana
Zacatepec
3
1
FT
Game Details
U.A.N.L
Altamira
4
0
FT
Game Details
Náutico
Icasa
1
0
FT
Game Details
Portuguesa de Desportos
Oeste
0
0
FT
Game Details
Manchester United
Internazionale
(3) 0
(5) 0
FT
Game Details
Real Madrid
AS Roma
0
1
FT
Game Details
Cienciano del Cusco
Alianza Lima
2
1
FT
Game Details
Next
 Posted by Stephan Uersfeld
Jun 23, 2014

Mats Hummels: U.S. have surprised me

United States head coach Jurgen Klinsmann insists that his team will be focused on Germany and will be moving on from their draw with Portugal.

Germany defender Mats Hummels said United States' performances at this summer's World Cup have exceeded his expectations.

- Bennett: America's team very much alive
- Johnson: World Cup permutations
- Khedira, Boateng OK to train

Germany face the U.S. in Recife on Thursday with both sides well placed to qualify from Group G, which had been billed a group of death when the draw for the tournament was made.

After the U.S. saw off Ghana 2-1 and then drew 2-2 with Portugal, they know any kind of positive result will see them into the round of 16, with Germany almost certain to join them.

"USA have surprised me," Dortmund centre-back Hummels said. "They have good players, but have also translated that into performances on the pitch. Beforehand, I did not expect it to be like this, but that's certainly down to my own ignorance.

"They are powerful opponents, and it won't be easy beating them. We've already seen that when losing 4-3 [in a Washington friendly] last year."

While both teams know a draw would see them into the next round, Hummels dismissed any suggestion that the teams could ease off and settle for a point apiece.

"It would be highly unsportsmanlike to even think about something like that and, also, it's not our style to play for a draw. Of course, if it's 1-1 in the 91st minute, I won't try and dribble past four opponents in our defence," he said, before joking: "... maybe two."

Germany had begun their campaign in Brazil in highly impressive fashion with a 4-0 demolition of Portugal before struggling to a 2-2 draw with Ghana on Saturday.

After that performance, Hummels had been critical of his teammates and complained that they had ceded possession too easily prior to the Ghana goals, albeit without singling anyone out.

Earlier on Monday, German public radio ran a feature about a possible rift in the national team over Philipp Lahm's role in holding midfield. The captain had given the ball away before the second goal, and Shkodran Mustafi, who had replaced Jerome Boateng at right-back, was also culpable.

On Monday morning, the tabloid Bild and other papers also called for Lahm to return to the right-back position, but Germany assistant coach Hansi Flick insisted the captain would continue in midfield.

"Philipp Lahm is doing a really good job," he told the media. "We are satisfied, even if he played one or two bad passes on Saturday. These things happen. We see Philipp Lahm in midfield -- he gives our game structure."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.