Men's Olympic Soccer Draw 2012: Breaking Down the Group of Death

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Men's Olympic Soccer Draw 2012: Breaking Down the Group of Death
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The 2012 Olympic football draw for the group stages of the men's competition in London has seen Group D emerge as the closest thing to the "Group of Death": Spain, Japan, Honduras and Morocco. 

In Group A, Great Britain's only road block is Uruguay. Senegal and the United Arab Emirates will be making up the numbers. 

In Group B, Mexico, who won the FIFA U-17 World Cup and placed third in the U-20 World Cup, have moderate competition (Korea Republic, Gabon, Switzerland). 

Brazil, with its vast array of stars, were drawn in the Group of Life, also known as Group C (Egypt, Belarus, New Zealand). 

So Group D appears to be the "Group of Death." The following slides include a detailed breakdown of the group's teams and predictions of how they will fare.

Additionally, here is Bleacher Report's overall analysis of the Olympic tournament on the heels of today’s draw. Which players will stand out? Here’s a look at 50 players – men and women – to watch once the competition kicks off.

If you're interested in the rest of the groups, here's where you can find previews of Group A, Group B and Group C.

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