It’s been three and a half years since the last World Cup, and after a long wait we’re tantalizingly close. Now we have something real to look at until the summer after the teams that made the tournament were drawn into their groups today:

There doesn’t really seem to be a true Group of Death, as the teams are fairly evenly distributed. By default it’s probably Group F, but all the traditionally strong teams should feel confident of making it to the knockout stages.

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If you’re looking for the U.S., you’ll find them in the Group of the Dead, hopefully sitting their asses at home and not at some dumb and insane World Crap. Just to rub things in, though, because the seedings were based on FIFA World Rankings, we know that had the USMNT qualified, they’d have gone into Group G for rematches with Belgium and England.

Too bad. But hey, it’s still the World Cup! It’ll be fun!