2014 Fifa World Cup: Germany's Low eyes Klinsmann clash

Germany coach Joachim Low says the 2014 World Cup group match against his predecessor Jurgen Klinsmann and his USA team will be "special".

The teams were drawn together in Group G, along with Portugal and Ghana.

"This is special - we worked together for two years," Low, who was Klinsmann's assistant at the 2006 World Cup, told BBC Sport.

The 49-year-old USA coach joked: "I don't need to make a team scouting report on Germany."

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  • Last time USA played Germany in a World Cup group stage, Klinsmann scored for Germany

Klinsmann, who won the World Cup as a player in 1990, added: "We probably have one of the toughest, if not the toughest group.

"We not only face Germany [their final group game], but also Portugal, who have Cristiano Ronaldo, and Ghana who are always an issue for us [Ghana knocked USA out in 2010 to reach the quarter-finals].

"We also have worst travel schedule of all the teams - we have to go to Natal, then travel to Manaus in the Amazon and then we fly four-and-a-half hours to the next one.

"But it is what it is - the World Cup is about taking on a challenge and making the best of it."

Low added: "It's going to be incredibly humid and hot. We must get used to it, in training and preparing."

World Cup 2010: Germany 1-0 Ghana

Meanwhile, Schalke midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng said he was looking forward to competing against brother Jerome Boateng when Ghana play Germany in the second Group G game, on 21 June.

The siblings faced each other at the 2010 World Cup, when Germany defeated the African side 1-0 in the group stages.

"I'm happy with that," Boateng told Sport Bild. "You can see that dreams can come true.

"I am looking [forward] to another game against my brother at the World Cup.

"And also against my team-mate Jermaine Jones [of the USA] - he's simply great."

Group G

16 June 2014

Germany v Portugal, Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, 17:00

16 June 2014

Ghana v USA, Arena das Dunas, Natal, 23:00

21 June 2014

Germany v Ghana, Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza, 20:00

22 June 2014

USA v Portugal, Arena Amazonia, Manaus, 20:00

26 June 2014

USA v Germany, Arena Pernambuco, Recife, 17:00

26 June 2014

Portugal v Ghana, Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, 17:00