Friday, December 6, 2013

Group of Death by the numbers

So what precisely makes group G the Group of Death for the 2014 World Cup?
It has the best ranked teams....let's do the numbers.  For each group, A-H, I've summed the rankings of all the teams.  The list is sorted from groups with teams with best FIFA rankings (low numbers) at the top to those with worst FIFA rankings (highest numbers) at the bottom.

I was freaking out that the US got the toughest group...but then Mike Foss calmed me down with these thoughts and Brek Shea, the brash US attacker got me pumped up with this tweet.

So world, bring it on.

(and by the way, world, would you all check my math, I was a little distraught when typing this.   Rankings were taken from here).


G   = Germany + Portugal + Ghana + USA
45  = 2 + 5 + 24 + 14

D   = Uruguay + Costa Rica + England + Italy
57  = 6 + 31 + 13 + 7
    
C   = Colombia + Greece + Cote d'Ivoire + Japan
81  = 4 + 12 + 17 + 48
  
B   = Spain + Netherlands + Chile + Australia
84  = 1 + 9 + 15 + 59

E   = Switzerland + Ecuador + France + Honduras
91  = 8 + 23 + 19 + 41
  
A   = Brazil + Croatia + Mexico + Cameroon
97  = 10  + 16 + 20 + 51

F   = Argentina + Bosnia-H + Iran + Nigeria
105 = 3 + 21 + 45 + 36

H   = Belgium + Algeria + Russia + Korea
113 = 11 + 26 + 22 + 54


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