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#174016 - 12/01/17 12:16 PM 2018 FIFA World Cup Draw - 12.1.17
Kevin Heise Offline

World Cup

Registered: 12/24/01
Posts: 5958
Loc: Cayce
So, the groups in order of difficulty, according to Fifa coefficients:

Group F Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea Ave coefficient: 1048.7625
Group C France, Australia, Peru, Denmark Ave coefficient: 1039.3975
Group B Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran Ave coefficient: 1031.105
Group D Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria Ave coefficient: 986.7075
Group G Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England Ave coefficient: 957.88
Group H Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan Ave coefficient: 948.275
Group E Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia Ave coefficient: 744.565
Group A Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay Ave coefficient: 700.41

It should be said that the way FIFA calculates their coefficients quite savagely punishes teams who play lots of friendlies, and that the ranking of Russia – who haven’t played a competitive international for two years – is thus unfairly low.

Edited by Kevin Heise (12/01/17 12:18 PM)

#174017 - 12/01/17 03:59 PM Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup Draw - 12.1.17 [Re: Kevin Heise]
Alister DeLong Online   content

Registered: 03/02/07
Posts: 505
Loc: Lowcountry
Russia in the easiest group...shocking!

#174023 - 12/07/17 09:43 AM Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup Draw - 12.1.17 [Re: Kevin Heise]
SharksFutbol Online   content

Registered: 05/05/06
Posts: 691
Loc: Bluffton, SC
And they probably still won't get out of the group stage
Misael Garzon
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#174024 - 12/07/17 11:04 AM Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup Draw - 12.1.17 [Re: Kevin Heise]
Cainhoy Athletic Offline

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Registered: 03/31/09
Posts: 265
Loc: Cainhoy, SC
Yup, not that easy defending Luis Suarez and Mohamed Salah
satus quod perago validus - start and finish strong