17 Jun 2014

Germany thump 10 man Portugal at World Cup

5:54 am on 17 June 2014

Germany has opened it's football World Cup campaign with a 4-nil victory over Portugal in their Group G match in Salvador.

The Germans were up 2-nil after 35 minutes, when the Portuguese defender Pepe was sent off after pushing his head into Thomas Mueller.

Mueller completed his hat-trick in the second half in what was a completely dominant performance.

In the other group G match this morning Ghana play the USA, while in group F Iran play Nigeria.