Welcome to the Group of Death
Here's the full breakdown:
3. Cote d'Ivoire
2. Costa Rica
4. United States
4. South Korea
Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl noted that the U.S. has the longest travel possible for any team in the World Cup at 8,866 miles. It's certainly not an ideal situation for the Americans.
That being said, if Jurgen can get us out of the group stage, it wouldn't be the biggest surprise in World Cup history. Ghana and Portugal are beatable and a draw with Germany should be enough to get us through.
My picks for each group:
Group A: Brazil, Croatia
Group B: Spain, Netherlands
Group C: Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire
Group D: Uruguay, Italy
Group E: France, Ecuador
Group F: Argentina, Bosnia-Hertzegovina
Group G: Germany, United States
Group H: Belgium, Russia
Now we just have to wait seven months to see what happens.