Early this morning, the groups for the 2014 World Cup Finals in Brazil were selected. As always there was a mixture of ‘groups of death’ and ‘groups of life’. As a reminder, the top 2 teams from each group will progress to knockout rounds of the tournament. The groups for the 2014 World Cup Finals are as followed:
Group A: Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon
Group B: Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia
Group C: Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast, Japan
Group D: Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, Italy
Group E: Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras
Group F: Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran, Nigeria
Group G: Germany, Portugal, Ghana, USA
Group H: Belgium, Algeria, Russia, Korea Republic (South Korea)
There you have it, the group stages are set for the 2014 World Cup Finals!
- Brazil will kick off the 2014 World Cup against Croatia on June 12th in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
- Reigning World Cup champions Spain will face Netherlands in a rematch of the 2010 World Cup Final.
- U.S. Mens National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmaan will face his native country Germany in the group stages.
- Groups B, D, and G(USA’s group) are the hardest groups of the draw while the other five groups are more straightforward.