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Breaking Down The World Cup Draw

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COSTA DO SAUIPE, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 06: FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke holds up the name of Colombia during the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

COSTA DO SAUIPE, BRAZIL – DECEMBER 06: FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke holds up the name of Colombia during the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

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By Matt Leon

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It will not be easy for the Americans next year in Brazil.

The draw for the World Cup was Friday and the US was drawn into Group G along with Ghana, Portugal and Germany.

This is the seventh straight appearance in the World Cup for the Americans and their last three runs in the tournament have been ended by one of the teams in their group this year.

Back in 2002, the US got to the quarterfinals for the first time since 1930 before losing to Germany.

In 2006, Ghana knocked the US out with a win in their final group match and then in 2010 Ghana ousted the US in the Round of 16.

The Americans will open play in the 2014 World Cup on June 16 in Natal against Ghana.

KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Kerith Gabriel of philadelphiaunion.com about the US draw and what to expect going forward.

You can follow Matt on Twitter @mattleonkyw.

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