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World Cup 2018 Group B preview: Deceivingly tricky for Portugal, Spain

Every World Cup group has its own structure; its own unique feel. But a simple numerical alignment, separating the four teams into anywhere between one and four tiers, goes a long way toward framing the discussion. And Group B is a clear-cut 2-2 … right?

On paper, it certainly is. On paper, there are two clear favorites, Spain and Portugal; and there are two outsiders, Morocco and Iran. But as you’ll learn over the next 1,000-some words, in reality, it is anything but clear-cut. It’s more of a 1-1-1-1, each team in its own tier. It’s also prime territory for the group stage’s biggest upset………….Read More