2014 World Cup: 6 Teams USA Hopes to Avoid in Group Play in the World Cup

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2014 World Cup: 6 Teams USA Hopes to Avoid in Group Play in the World Cup
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With the Gold Cup trophy hanging on the mantelpiece, the United States national team can now look ahead to next summer's World Cup in Brazil.

While the Americans have not yet qualified for the world's biggest tournament, they have established a two-point lead at the top of the CONCACAF hexagonal, a six-team group from which three teams automatically qualify.

As a result of the six-point cushion between them and fourth-placed Honduras with just four matches remaining for every team, it looks like it will take a bit of a collapse for the USA to miss out on Brazil.

Barring such a catastrophic run, though, the USA will enter the World Cup as anything but favorites.

Still, American fans will be dreaming of a deep run in the tournament, hoping their team can get through group play and use the unpredictable nature of the knockout stage to their advantage.

So what national teams will the USA be hoping to avoid in the draw for next summer's tournament?

Here are six teams every American fan shouldn't want to see in their team's group.

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