With the World Cup draw only a couple of weeks away (4th December), and all 32 teams now qualified, Pies thought it would be interesting to imagine how the draw might work out for F-Cap’s England.
Goal.com has drawn up a list of the possible four seeding sections, which they think will look something like this:
POT 1 (top seeds): South Africa (hosts), Brazil, Spain, Argentina, ENGLAND, Italy, France, Germany
POT 2 (UEFA pot): Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Greece, Serbia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia
POT 3: Mexico, USA, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Honduras, New Zealand, North Korea
POT 4: Paraguay, Ghana, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Uruguay, Algeria, Chile
Just typing out that list has got me excited. Anyway, assuming the pots are divided up in this way, what’s the worst possible draw England could get?
May I suggest this Group of Death:
England, Netherlands, Mexico, Ghana
Ouch, that would be horribly difficult, for all teams concerned – a bit like at the 2006 World Cup, when the draw threw up not one, but two Groups of Death: Italy, Ghana, Czech Republic, USA / Netherlands, Argentina, Ivory Coast, Serbia & Montenegro
At the other end of the scale, what’s the easiest, peasiest group Capello’s boys could find themself in?
England, Greece, New Zealand, Algeria
Yes yeeees yeeeeeeees – that looks a hell of a lot more friendly.
What do you think is the worst/best draw for England?