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A fascinating study shows England have been drawn in the 'Group of Death' for the upcoming 2022 World Cup.
The Three Lions are in Group B which contains USA, Iran and Wales.
With all the World Cup groups set following the recent play-off matches, a study shows the rankings of countries within each group and sorts the groups by average strength.
@datatec_'s findings reveal Gareth Southgate's team are in the strongest group as they're drawn with 15th-placed USA, 18th-placed Wales and 21st-placed Iran.
The findings got England fans talking on social media.
One Twitter user wrote: "A reminder that England’s 'easy group' is anything but."
A second tweeted: "Group of Death for England then."
A third added: "I see England have ended up with the group of death statistically."
Another commented: "So if Wales or England get knocked out at the group stage they can say they were in the toughest group."
It appears England have their work cut out to advance to the knockout stage.
The Euro 2020 finalists are among the bookmakers' favourites to win the tournament in Qatar.
But, according to The Analyst, France are predicted to go all the way and defend their title.
Using an algorithm which simulated the entire tournament 1000 times, the defending champions were ranked as the most likely winners with 17.93 per cent probability.
If they retain the World Cup, they'll join Brazil and Italy as the only nations to do so.
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