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Don’t Be Surprised If France Wins The World Cup - The Washington












While it is true that France were drawn into the easiest group in the World Cup, the sides performances have been dominant. France ran over Honduras with little trouble, even as CONCACAF sides outplayed expectations everywhere else in Brazil. And against Switzerland, a capable international side, Les Bleus were rampant. They scored three times before the Swiss could even start one dangerous attack. By expected goals, no team in the tournament has been better than France so far. While it is always possible for a team to over- or underplay their talent in three matches (Ola, Ticos), these two performances have been perfectly in line with both the talent on the French here. roster and their pre-tournament projections. Before the tournament began, my numbers rated France as the fourth best team going to Brazil. In its qualifying campaign, France played extremely well in a read this qualifying group featuring Spain and no obvious minnow like San Marino. <br>More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fancy-stats/wp/2014/06/25/dont-be-surprised-if-france-wins-the-world-cup/



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