Can England survive the Group of Death?
Following the World Cup draw Friday England now know who they will be playing come summer 2014. Some have named it as the ‘Group of death’ with 2 times winners Uruguay and Italy, the team who knocked us out of Euro 2012 joining England in Group D .
With the level of expectation lower than in previous campaigns this could well see a change of Englands fortunes. With nothing to lose the English public may be in for a surprise and we may see some of the Nations younger talent hitting the limelight much like Michael Owen did in the 1998 World Cup in France.
The infographic below illustrates England’s record against their group D opponents at previous World Cups as well as other stats such as our leading goals scorers.
Here’s hoping we can improve some of this data for the better!
Source: Sporting Index