In the midst of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup, the U.S. Men's National Team ripped off a 12-game winning streak and gave rise to the hope that the stars and stripes could make a legitimate run in the world's grandest sporting event.

That hope was all but annihilated on Friday, though, when the United States drew into a group containing the world's 2nd and 5th best teams according to FIFA's rankings.

Those teams, Germany and Portugal, will headline the U.S.'s group G and be heavily favored to advance.  Rounding out the group is the African nation of Ghana, who knocked the U.S. out of the World Cup in 2010.

Here are the full results of Friday's World Cup draw, and read more at NoTicketSports.com:

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