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Argentina big favorite in Group B

Originally Published: April 21, 2010
By Nate Silver | Special to ESPN.com

 

On paper, this is one of the less compelling groups. There is little in the way of natural rivalries. The group did not draw one of the elite European sides. There is a clear front-runner in Argentina and a clear No. 2 in Nigeria, which isn't necessarily better than Greece or South Korea (the latter three squads are bunched closely together between No. 32 and No. 38 in the SPI rankings). But the Nigerians will benefit from playing on their home continent.

Still, with ...

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