Browsing Group of Death

2014 World Cup – Being in The Group of Death Means Not Winning

Posted on 10 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

Being drawn into the group of death in the World Cup means the chances of going very far in the tournament are awful, non existing even. Uruguay, England and Italy weren’t great favorites going into Brazil 2014, but after the draw they’ve receiving, pitted against each other, their chances of doing something memorable in the tournament, which means at least a semifinal, took another huge hit. More

2014 World Cup Match Schedule

Posted on 6 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

The group stage draw for the 2014 World Cup did create one group of death (Group D with Uruguay, Italy and England together) and put together quite a few interesting teams together, with matches that do deserve to get the kind of attention the knockout stage matches usually get, even giving us a repeat of the previous’ World Cup final with Spain and the Netherlands coming together. More

Champions League – Group Stage Draw

Posted on 29 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

No group of death per say, but two groups that seem very interesting in terms of their nostalgic value or parity. Group H, with Barcelona, AC Milan, Ajax (stuck in a tough group again) and Celtic, while the group with Arsenal, Dortmund, Marseille and Napoli seems like the most difficult one to predict it’s outcome. More

Manchester City – The Worst English Team in the Champions League

Posted on 5 Dec, 2012, by in Soccer

This season, and ever: Manchester City, with only 3 points from six matches in the “group of death” delivered the worst performance by an English team in the history of the group stage in the Champions League. More

Champions League – Game Day 6 Predictions

Posted on 24 Oct, 2012, by in Soccer

After a night of surprises, the second half of this week’s Champions League dose continues with the always entertaining group of death; Real Madrid arrive in Germany to play against Borussia Dortmund while Ajax host Manchester City. Elsewhere, battered Milan play against a red hot Malaga team and the Paris Saint-Germain show arrives in Kyiv to play Dynamo. More

Champions League – Game Day 4 Predictions

Posted on 3 Oct, 2012, by in Soccer

The group of death in the 2012-2013 champions league goes into the second round of play, as a stuttering Manchester City host a struggling (in Germany) Borussia Dortmund side, while Real Madrid travel to Amsterdam, facing Ajax but thinking about Barcelona. Arsenal will try and put the Chelsea defeat behind them when hosting Olympiacos. More

Champions League – Game Day 1 Predictions

Posted on 18 Sep, 2012, by in Soccer

The 2012-2013 edition of the Champions League kicks off with the group of death on the first day, as Real Madrid hosting Manchester City in the focus of everything, while Dortmund host Ajax. Arsenal get to visit Montpellier while the PSG project continues its way with a return to the best competition in Europe, hosting Dinamo Kyiv. More

Champions League 2012-2013: Group Stage Draw

Posted on 30 Aug, 2012, by in Featured

As always, the Champions League group stage draw produced a group of death, as Group D will feature Real Madrid, Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund and Ajax, who will be in for a rough couple of months. The European Champions, Chelsea were drawn with Juventus, Shakhtar and Nordsjaelland, while Barcelona and Bayern Munich got rather comfortable teams to deal with. More

Euro 2012 – Day 10 Summary (Portugal vs Netherlands, Denmark vs Germany)

Posted on 17 Jun, 2012, by in Soccer

Cristiano Ronaldo answered the critics by scoring his first two goals of the tournament, as Portugal took care of the Dutch and left the Netherlands with a shocking 0 points and a humiliating exit for Euro 2012, while Germany, as expected, beat Denmark to finish the group of death with 100% and the top spot. More

Euro 2012 – Day 6 Summary (Denmark vs Portugal, Netherlands vs Germany)

Posted on 13 Jun, 2012, by in Soccer

Probably the best night of football so far in Euro 2012, as the group of death finally gave us the level of football and competition many expected from it. Portugal came away with a dramatic win over Denmark through Silvestre Varela, while Germany all but secured their qualification with an impressive 2-1 win over the troubled Netherlands. More