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Hang with Germany (not get killed) and get points against Port and Ghana... that's very doable... it could have been easier but it's not impossible.
 

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Two years of Qualifying to have ping pong balls decide your fate. Sweet system.

It's such a joke.

Group G: #2, #5, #14, #24... average = 11.25
Group E: #8, #19, #23, #41... average = 22.75
Group H: #11, #22, #26, #54... average = 28.25

I mean.... come onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.............
 

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Scare to even ask, but who did Mexaho draw???
 

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Need to remember, there is always a group of death guys... really sucks that it hits us when the WC is in our time zone... but our boys were gonna get hit with it at some piont... shock one of Port or Germany... beat Ghana... and through... they can pull that off in South America.
 

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Scare to even ask, but who did Mexaho draw???

Brazil, Cameroon, and Croatia...

We were best team in our pot (and, IMO, by a pretty large margin) and only Costa Rica got a worse draw. Yeah, that's fair.
 
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Need to remember, there is always a group of death guys... really sucks that it hits us when the WC is in our time zone... but our boys were gonna get hit with it at some piont...

The thing is, there are three groups of death, and then three groups of absolute garbage.
 

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Hang with Germany (not get killed) and get points against Port and Ghana... that's very doable... it could have been easier but it's not impossible.

Get 3 points off of Ghana and anything can happen...as long as the other teams in the group beat up on each other. First match is key.
 

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Can someone post the groups when they get a chance???
 

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Get 3 points off of Ghana and anything can happen...as long as the other teams in the group beat up on each other. First match is key.

I thoguht the same... idk if I want Germany first or last...
 

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We have Ghana first, Portugal second, Germany last. That is the only thing to set up favorably for us.

idk... if you need points to go through and your last game is against the Germans... that's tough
 

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You have to think the first game is a must win... a draw or a loss and you just sit back and enjoy the rest of the games knowing there are only two more...
 

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idk... if you need points to go through and your last game is against the Germans... that's tough

That's true, but I would rather start off positively. If we have 6 points going into Germany, 99% chance that game won't even matter.
 

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Dutch to win it all.

I like Argentina simply because of it being in South America... Brazil will fold under pressure imo... Germany is the best team in the world for my money right now but again... I have to see a Euro team win it first...
 

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That's true, but I would rather start off positively. If we have 6 points going into Germany, 99% chance that game won't even matter.

very true..anyway, this has sparked my soccer fandom for the first time since our boys allowed that southern team back in it...

I see mass doses of FIFA 14 in my near future
 

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This is actually perfect. I couldn't be happpier. We get revenge on Ghana, Klinsmann defeats the fatherland, and we make Ranoldo our bitch.

For real though, easily the hardest group. I thought every group would be tough considering how deep this world cup is but some are a joke. Seriously Nigeria (36 fifa world ranking), Iran (45) and Bosnia-Herzegovina (21) all together against Argentina? Messi better seize the damn opportunity to become a legend.
 

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Group A: Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon
Group of Death(1a): Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia
Group C: Columbia, Greece, Cote de Ivoire, Japan
Group D: Uruguay, Costa Rica, Italy, England
Group E: Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras
Group F: Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iran, Nigeria
Group of Death(1b): Germany, Portugal, Ghana, USA
Group H: Belgium, Algeria, Russia, Korea Republic
 
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USA is boned although Portugal isn't as good as people might think.


I know no one cares about Greece but very happy with our draw.
 

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I like Argentina simply because of it being in South America... Brazil will fold under pressure imo... Germany is the best team in the world for my money right now but again... I have to see a Euro team win it first...

In Europe, I like the Germans, Dutch, and Italians. From Asia, I like the Japanese.

South America is tough.. Argentina is good, love their unis.
 

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We're fucked. The one positive is that we always seem to play well as underdogs with a counter attacking style.

We could easily end up with 0 points. Our best chance is to win versus Ghana (duh) first game., 3 points. Scrap a draw vs. Portugal and Ronaldo attacking Beasley and Evans... And have Germany win their first two matches, guaranteeing them a spot in the next round, so they come out a bit soft versus us, and maybe we can get a draw out of it (5 points to qualify or get in on GD).

And France... Wow. They got gifted a WC birth last time versus Ireland, got another gift getting in this year, and then get rewarded for barely qualifying.

At least if we make it to the round stage Group H looks beatable...
 

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You could make the argument for any of Group B, D, or G being the group of death. Why couldn't we have gotten group E, C, or H
 

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Group A: Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon
Group of Death(1a): Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia
Group C: Columbia, Greece, Cote de Ivoire, Japan
Group D: Uruguay, Costa Rica, Italy, England
Group E: Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras
Group F: Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iran, Nigeria
Group of Death(1b): Germany, Portugal, Ghana, USA
Group H: Belgium, Algeria, Russia, Korea Republic

My initial prediction is:

A: Brazil, Croatia
B: Spain, Netherlands
C: Columbia, Greece
D: Italy, England
E: Ecuador, France
F: Argentina, B&H
G: Germany, Portugal
H: Russia, Belgium
 

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G and D are significantly more difficult than B imo... those are the two...
 
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