Brazil World Cup 2014 Groups define how well a team will do in the World Cup 2014. Although what appears to be straight afford play, when a team like Brazil or Italy plays a low rated team, it can lead to a poor performance at a later stage.
In the same way, tough matches at an early stage can lead to winning tough matches later on.
Hence the group stages are an exciting mainstay strategy for the teams to get into form: “The group stages make for a fascinating spectacle. It’s the best bit of the entire World Cup, really. They provide us with back-to-back football, a myriad of different cultures to sample and, with the pressure not quite as intense as it is in the latter stages, arguably the most entertaining matches,” reports bleacherreport.com.
Here’s how the 32 teams will square off in Brazil:
All odds are courtesy of Odds Shark.
Group A: Odds to Win Group
though Brazil is a favorite to reach the final, taking a look at its opponents suggests that it could have some trouble on the way. Brazil’s world cup action 2014 will start on June 12 against Croatia. In the games left over, they will stave off Mexico and Cameroon.
Although Cameroon is unlikely to upset Brazil, the group play against Croatia and Mexico will be demanding for Brazil. Mexico, in particular, poses a difficult threat to the host nation.
John Bennett of the BBC tweets:
John Bennett @JohnBennettBBC
#Mexico are Brazil’s bogey team – No country has beaten
#Brazil more often this century. Mexico won their last meeting 2 nil.