FIFA Ranking: 1
Player to watch: Thomas Müller
Tournament Preview: Germany’s well oiled machine should be favorites to repeat as World Cup champions. Their depth is incredible, their coaching is phenomenal and their talent is just overwhelming.
Score Predictions: 2 – 0 Win vs Mexico / 2 – 1 Win vs Sweden / 5 – 0 Win vs South Korea
FIFA Ranking: 15
Player to watch: Javier Hernandez
Tournament Preview: Mexico may be CONCACAF’s only chance of a team making it out of the group stage with Costa Rica in a tough group and Panama being inexperienced. This team generally shows up for big games so expect them to perform well again.
Score Predictions: 0 – 2 Loss vs Germany / 2 – 1 Win vs Sweden / 0 – 0 Draw vs South Korea
FIFA Ranking: 23
Player to watch: Emil Forsberg
Tournament Preview: The Swedes opted not to take Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the World Cup; however, they qualified perfectly fine without him. Expect the Sweden vs Mexico game to determine the second team out of this group.
Score Predictions: 1 – 2 Loss vs Germany / 1 – 2 Loss vs Mexico / 3 – 1 Win vs South Korea
FIFA Ranking: 61
Player to watch: Heung-min Son
Tournament Preview: South Korea is another team from AFC that is going to struggle with the talent from other nations. Heung-min Son has to work some magic for his country if they are going to come out of this group.
Score Predictions: 0 – 5 Loss vs Germany / 0 – 0 Draw vs Mexico / 1 – 3 Loss vs Sweden
Final Standing Prediction
Germany (9 pts)
Mexico (4 pts)
Sweden (3 pts)
South Korea (1 pts)