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Ghana v USA: Group G - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Matt Besler of the United States challenges Jordan Ayew of Ghana during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.  Kevin C. Cox—Getty Images

U.S.A. vs. Ghana: How Do the World Cup Teams Stack Up?

Jun 16, 2014

The U.S. soccer team plays its first match of the World Cup against Ghana Monday evening in Natal, Brazil. According to FIFA, Ghana ranks 37th in the world and the U.S. 13th. But there's more than a ranking when it comes to comparing teams.

Click the filters to see how the players match up in market value and performance during the 2013-2014 club season. Or compare the market value of all World Cup teams.

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Data for market value and performance taken from Transfermarkt. Market values are converted at $1.67 per pound. All flags: Getty Images.

Ghana v USA: Group G - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
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The United States players line up on the field before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.Jamie McDonald—Getty Images
Ghana v USA: Group G - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
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Dempsey of the U.S. celebrates his goal against Ghana during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Dunas arena in Natal
Ghana v USA: Group G - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Ghana v USA: Group G - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Ghana v USA: Group G - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
A U.S. soccer fan holds a flag as he watches the 2014 World Cup soccer match between U.S. and Ghana on a large screen at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro
Ghana's Boye kicks high and knocks into the face of Dempsey of the U.S. during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Dunas arena in Natal
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Ghana's Andre Ayew scores a goal during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Dunas arena in Natal
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U.S. soccer fans react  as they watch the 2014 World Cup soccer match between U.S. and Ghana on a large screen at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro
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