Normally, the talk of any tournament is about the Group of Death — the one group that strikes fear in the hearts of its participants. But with the strength of the 2014 World Cup field, there's more than just one terrifying group. And with the World Cup draw now complete, we can now sift through the scalding ash of what has been inflicted upon these teams and, with the help of our patented Group O' Death Scale, determine who has the hardest road ahead (hint: it's the United States.)
Group E: Switzerland, France, Ecuador, Honduras
Group O' Death rating:
One laughing baby. This group is like a set of jangley keys. Believe it or not, Switzerland is actually the seeded team here. France could not have lucked out more after stumbling into the World Cup. Of course, they could implode again, as they did in 2010. So don't be surprised if any combination of two makes it out of here before serving as a sacrificial lamb to their first opponent in the knockout rounds.
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