World Cup 2014 Predictions, Previews And Analysis For All Eight Groups

The 2014 FIFA World Cup begins Thursday at 4 p.m., with Brazil kicking things off on its home turf against Croatia.

NESN.com soccer editor Marcus Kwesi O’Mard has you covered with a complete preview of each group in the tournament. Check out his predicted order of finish below, and click on the links for more analysis.

Group A: Brazil (9 points), Croatia (4 points), Mexico (4 points), Cameroon (0 points)

Group B: Spain (7 points), Chile (4 points), Netherlands (4 points), Australia (0 points)

Group C: Colombia (7 points), Ivory Coast (5 points), Japan (4 points), Greece (1 point)

Group D: Italy (7 points), England (5 points), Uruguay (4 points), Costa Rica (1 point)

Group E: Switzerland (5 points), France (5 points), Ecuador (5 points), Honduras (0 points)

Group F: Argentina (9 points), Bosnia-Herzegovia (6 points), Nigeria (3 points), Iran (0 points)

Group G: Germany (7 points), United States (4 points), Portugal (3 points), Ghana (1 point)

Group H: Belgium (7 points), Russia (5 points), Algeria (2 points), South Korea (1 point)

Click here for O’Mard’s video analysis of the World Cup.

Click here for a full schedule of the World Cup, including dates, times and television listings.

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