The 2014 World Cup in Brazil will kick off on June 12 and, with the action just over six months away, it’s safe to say that there is some excitement from soccer fans and every-four-year soccer fans that simply enjoy the World Cup.
On Friday, the 32 nations that will be competing found out their draws, meaning which groups they would be a part of and where they would be seeded. For clarification, the first and second seeds will play one another while the third and fourth seeds do the same in the opening of group play. Here’s how that draw played out:
3. Ivory Coast
2. Costa Rica
4. United States
4. South Korea
It’s safe to say that Group B is clearly the Group of Death with Spain, the Netherlands and Chile. Meanwhile, Group E is clearly the Group of Life with France, if in form, looking like the favorites.
However, Group G, the U.S.’s group, isn’t far from being another Group of Death. Drawing Germany and Portugal, two talented European sides, certainly presents a challenge for this resurgent United States team. Throw in Ghana, who has had the Americans’ number in recent World Cups, and it’s going to be a tough road to advance.
Regardless of the draw of your favorite nation, be it the U.S. or wherever, I think we can all agree that June 12 can’t arrive soon enough.
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