Based on FIFA’s October rankings, which have been used to seed all four of the pots, England fans have concluded that the nightmare scenario for them will be finding England in the same group with Germany, Costa Rica and Nigeria, according to a Daily Star report.
Germany was England’s nemesis at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa while they found themselves in the same group with Costa Rica at the 2014 World Cup held in Brazil. Although they played a goalless draw with Costa Rica but England came last in the group while Costa Rica qualified for the Second Round by topping that group.
England have a good record against Nigeria but the Super Eagles’ 4-2 victory of Argentina in the friendly played on Tuesday would have given them very little comfort.
The best possible group draw for the Three Lions is probably Poland, Iran and World Cup rookies Panama.