As most of you know, the draw for the World Cup was held on Friday in Sao Paulo, Brazil in front of dignitaries, glad-handers, and millions of television viewers. Once the “entertainment” and useless blather was completed, (a moment of silence for Nelson Mandela was done with dignity and class, FIFA does deserve praise for that.) the actual draw took place.
To the surprise of no one, it looked nothing like my mock World Cup draw, but I’m OK with that. There will be some fascinating fixtures during the group stage, even though there is no consensus “Group of Death” to speak of. Here’s a look at each group.
Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon
A favourable draw for the hosts. Brazil should win this group, but it won’t be a complete demolition. If Mexico can play up to its potential, (that’s a big if) they can defeat any side…
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