World cup: Not all doom and gloom

World cup: Not all doom and gloom
Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari waits for the beginning of the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013.


GROUP A: Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon


Brazil and Mexico

Croatia looked quite poor going into this World Cup; certainly weaker than the last few years. Mexico will be at ease because they're not too far from their home climate.

It was always going to be tough for England.

It didn't matter which World Cup group they were drawn into, this is an England team who will struggle against most teams they face.

Thrown into Group D, alongside Uruguay, Italy and Costa Rica, it's obviously going to be more than just tough.

It's a huge challenge.

Frankly, it would be a fantastic achievement for Roy Hodgson's charges if they qualify for the second round.

Breaking it down game by game, however, I believe England can do it.

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