World Cup 2022: Is the Group of Death as daunting as it sounds?

By Martin Rogers
FOX Sports Columnist

It is one of the most evocative terms in international sports — and certainly the most gruesome. But the Group of Death, originally coined in 1970 as “grupo de la muerte” by a collection of Mexican journalists, isn’t always quite what it promises to be.

On Friday, the draw for this year’s men’s World Cup will take place and for most of the 32 teams (three qualifiers are still to be decided), there is one current hope and one only.

That they can avoid the perilously named group, given every four years to the pooling packed with
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