Monday, December 09, 2013
Group of Death
The World Cup groups were announced on Friday, and it wasn't good news for the United States. They have been placed in the dreaded "group of death" (the nickname for the toughest group in every World Cup). Not only are they playing the toughest teams (Germany, Portugal, and Ghana), they are playing in the most obscure towns of the tournament (Natal-Manaus-Recife). I had been thinking of going to this one (I also went to the World Cup in South Africa), but any of those notions have been officially squashed by this news.
To follow the United States in the first round, you'll have to travel 8866 miles.