Calculating the World Cup’s toughest draws
November 26, 2017
As soon as the pots are announced for any FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw, fans the world over scrutinise the nations involved in each to predict the toughest group. Debate continues during and after the draw itself as to who has been placed into the most difficult section, and who has the toughest draw.
Now, FIFA.com will try and settle some debates – and maybe start some new ones – by using the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking to determine the most difficult group, by average ranking, at each World Cup since the ranking's inception in 1993.