Luck of draw to U.S., not SPI powers
My initial impressions of the eight groups as they were drawn in Cape Town today, as seen from a Soccer Power Index perspective: The teams that have the most to be thankful for are three in the second 10 -- the United States, Italy and Paraguay -- while the unluckiest teams were in the top 10, as No. 7 Portugal and No. 9 Ivory Coast drew No. 1 Brazil in this World Cup finals' "Group of Death."
The key categories to examine in the charts that follow are "win" and "advance," which reflect ...
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