World Cup friendlies 2014: 8 Brazil-bound teams play Sunday

Sascha Steinbach

The United States and Germany both play friendlies on Sunday in their preparation for the World Cup.

Sunday is the last day before final squads need to be announced for the World Cup, and there will be eight teams fitting in friendlies before they head to Brazil. Germany is testing themselves with a match against fellow World Cup side Cameroon, while Costa Rica and Japan play the other game between two teams going to the tournament.

The United States and Belgium aren't playing teams headed to the World Cup, but they have booked serious tests for themselves. Jurgen Klinsmann's USMNT will take on Turkey in New Jersey, while Belgium face Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sweden.

France and Honduras are the other two teams in action, with games against Paraguay and Israel, respectively.

Everyone will be hoping that Sunday's set of games is injury-free, unlike Saturday's which claimed at least two star players ahead of the World Cup. Mexico's Luis Montes and Italy's Riccardo Montolivo both suffered broken legs and will miss the tournament, while the severity of injuries to Ecuador's Segundo Castillo and Greece's Sokratis Papastathopoulos isn't yet confirmed.

Schedule (all times ET)

USA vs. Turkey - 2 p.m.
Germany vs. Cameroon - 2:30 p.m.
Sweden vs. Belgium - 2:30 p.m.
France vs. Paraguay - 3 p.m.
Honduras vs. Israel - 8 p.m.
Costa Rica vs. Japan - 9 p.m.

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