How the USA and Germany Stack Up Against Each Other

PHOTO: Clint Dempsey of the United States celebrates scoring his teams second goal past Beto of Portugal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between the United States and Portugal at Arena Amazonia on June 22, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil.
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The U.S. has one more opportunity to advance in the 2014 World Cup after Sunday's heartbreaking 2-2 draw against Portugal -- if it wins or ties Thursday's match against Germany.

Germany is considered one of the best teams in the tournament but the USA has made an impressive improvement over the past decade, and has all-star players including Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard on its side.

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Here's how the two teams stack up against each other:

USA's Current World Cup Points: 4

Germany's Current World Cup Points: 4

World Cups Won By USA: 0

World Cups Won By Germany: 3

USA's FIFA World Ranking: 13th

Germany's FIFA World Ranking: 2nd

PHOTO: Germanys Thomas Mueller takes a shot during the group G World Cup soccer match between Germany and Ghana at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, June 21, 2014.
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PHOTO: Germany's Thomas Mueller takes a shot during the group G World Cup soccer match between Germany and Ghana at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, June 21, 2014.

USA Coach Jurgen Klinsmann: was a top striker for Germany in the 1990s; played in three World Cups, including a win in 1990. Coached Germany to third place finish at the 2006 World Cup.

Germany Coach Joachim Low: Former midfielder for Germany. Was Klinsmann's assistant coach at the 2006 World Cup, took over as head coach when Klinsmann left. Coached Germany to a third place finish at the 2010 World Cup Cup.

USA Captain Clint Dempsey: Playing his third World Cup.

Germany Captain Philipp Lahm: Playing his third World Cup.

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