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Cote d'Ivoire: 2014 Fifa World Cup - Group C Preview - Greece, Colombia, Japan, Ivory Coast

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If there is a "Group of Death" then there is also a Group of Life. A group where all games are challenging, but not with the looming fear of everything being an impossibility. ANTOINETTE MULLER previews group C.

If there is a "Group of Death" then this is surely the "Group of Life". Not because there are special privileges where everyone in the group can advance, but because everyone in this group has a solid chance. That means most of the games in this group are likely to be entertaining - quite like the Group of Death, but without that pesky Grim Reaper constantly hovering around telling you just how tough this World Cup stuff is.

This is a group worth paying attention to, if for no other reason than figuring out how Greece will manage to fit "Christodoulopoulos" onto the back of a jersey.

Who is playing and what are the odds of advancing?

Colombia, Greece, Japan and Ivory Coast make up this tasty spectacle and the only overwhelming favourite to progress is Colombia. From there, it's pretty much fair game to all involved. Again, according to Pinnacle, these are the odds of the teams progressing:

Colombia: 74%

Greece:...

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