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The only group to contain two British nations, Group A remains wide open in terms of who we might see advance but is looking slightly more assured with who might see the drop.
Wales have no points after two matches and have conceded an average of four goals per game, sticking them firmly at the bottom of the pile.
Group A also consists of three countries that used to be a part of the former Yugoslavia—Croatia, Serbia and Macedonia—making for some promising encounters.
Serbia sit atop the pool thanks to their 6-1 thrashing of Wales but are level on points with both Belgium and Croatia as things stand.
Many look upon Belgium as an emerging power on the international level given the amount of their players that feature in elite European leagues, but now need to prove those predictions correct and form as a unit.
The Taming of the Dragon: Despite the tragedy of Gary Speed’s death in 2011, many were under the impression that the good work the former Premier League star had put in meant a bright future for Wales.
However, Chris Coleman has failed to pick up where Speed left off and there’s an evident gulf in quality between Wales and their competitors, although stars such as Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey are a joy to watch at times.
Qualification Dark Horses: It’s hard to look past Belgium as the dark horses of this group. Croatia have featured in three of the last four World Cups and Serbia successfully competed in South Africa even though they only played their first fixture as an independent country in 2006.
Belgium haven’t played in a major international tournament since 2002 and, judging by their quality of football at times, certainly have what it takes to make it to 2014.
As things stand, the Belgians sit in second, level on points with Serbia and Croatia, and just need one vital result to claim that edge over their opponents.