07 December, 2013

Group Stage of FIFA World Cup

The FIFA soccer  World Cup groups are out. Cameroon appears in Group A with host nation Brazil, Croatia and Mexico.
There are no African countries in Group B. Spain, the Netherlands, Chile and Australia will battle it out in that group.
Group C has top ranked African country the Ivory Coast contesting the qualification spots with Colombia, Greece and Japan- a rather tricky group, which to me is open to anyone. Didier Drogba and BBC 2013 African Footballer of the year Yahya Toure are both in Ivory Coast, that is the African team with the most stars.

Group D is another Africa-free group consisting Uruguay, Costa Rica, England and Italy; another tough prospect where I am wagering on Italy and Uruguay to make the round.
Group E also has no African countries. Switzerland, Ecuador, France and Honduras make that group.
Group F consists of the African giants Nigeria bundled together with world-beaters Argentina, Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Clearly, Nigeria and Argentina are the favorites in this group.
Group G; another group attracting a lot of African attention!  Africa’s favorites Ghana is in the group alongside Germany, Portugal and the USA.
The last group H features Algeria amongst Belgium, Russia and Korea Republic.

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