Ranking the Difficulty of Each World Cup Group

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Ranking the Difficulty of Each World Cup Group
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Well, that's it. The World Cup draw has finally been completed for the tournament in Brazil next year and, as expected, it has thrown up some tasty group stage encounters.

There is the predictable "group of death" for four teams to try and navigate their way out of, and there are also some rather tasty-looking groups that will see some lesser-ranked teams progress to the knockout stages.

However, which groups look the most difficult on paper if you were to pick one? And which are by far the easiest in terms of overall weakness of the group?

Let's take a look at the difficulty of each group for the World Cup in Brazil next year. The eight groups have been ranked on the strength of the teams of the group and how hard it would be to qualify from a group containing these teams.

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