Brazil 2014 World Cup Draw

England have been drawn with Italy,Uruguay and Costa Rica,Can The 3 Lions progress in World Cup?

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Brazil 2014 World Cup Draw

Postby Hams » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:16 pm

Here is the draw.

Group A

Brazil,Croatia,Mexico,Cameroon

Group B

Spain,Holland,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,Iran,Nigeria

Group G

Germany,Portugal,Ghana,USA

Group H

Belgium,Algeria,Russia,South Korea
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Postby fakeplastictrees » Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:50 pm

Switzerland also beat Germany, Croatia and Brazil in friendlies.

It's pretty hard to argue against that.

Colombia have been brilliant in South American qualifying which counts for a lot because unlike European qualifying there's no really dodgy teams.

Imo qualifying beating teams like Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru etc.. is worth a lot more than beating Ukraine, Montenegro, Poland, Moldova and San Marino.

What have England done to deserve to be considered in the worlds top 8 teams? We finished in the Round of 8 in the Euros, the Round of 16 last World Cup and didn't even qualify for Euro 2008. That is not the record of a top 8 team. We haven't won a game against a top team in a major tournament since our 1-0 penalty win against Argentina in 2002. We haven't ever won a knockout game against a top side (Brazil Argentina, Holland, Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Germany) in the knockout rounds of a major tournament except when we've hosted in 96 and 66.

People think that because the PL is the "Best League in the World" and because everyone has 'heard of' our players that's means we deserve a top 8 seed when our results (you know, the thing that actually matters) are nothing like deserving of it.
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Postby Hams » Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:36 pm

You make some good points fpl that England haven't beaten any of the top sides
in a major tournament since 2002 and that our recent record in competitions is very poor.

How about Italy though who won the world cup in 2006 and also got to the Euro 2012 final even though they lost to Spain?

I don't think we should be seeded just because we have the best league in the world at this moment in time.
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Postby Hams » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:33 pm

This is how the draw could work out on December 6th

Pot 1 (seeds)

Brazil, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Belgium, Uruguay*, Switzerland,

Pot 2 (CONCACAF, Asia)

Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, USA, Australia, Iran, Japan, South Korea.

Pot 3 (South America, Africa + lowest-ranked European team)

Chile, Ecuador, Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, France (21)

Pot 4 (Europe)

Bosnia-Herzegovinia, England, Italy, Russia, Netherlands, Portugal, Croatia, Greece.
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Postby Hams » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:36 pm

GROUP OF DEATH: Spain, Japan, Chile, ENGLAND.

GROUP OF LIFE: Switzerland, Honduras, Algeria, ENGLAND.

Will England get lucky or not?!
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Postby Hams » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:36 pm

Group A

Brazil,Croatia,Mexico,Cameroon

Group B

Spain,Holland,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,Iran,Nigeria

Group G

Germany,Portugal,Ghana,USA

Group H

Belgium,Algeria,Russia,South Korea
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Postby Hams » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:39 pm

OMG!

England have been drawn in a group with Uruguay,Costa Rica and Italy!

I think we should take away Sir Geoff Hurst's knighthood!

Also our first match will as i feared be in the Amazon region and against the Italians.


Any early comments on this draw?
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Postby mrtz » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:42 pm

See you in Russia.

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