One final group to preview here as we look at Group H in the 2014 World Cup.

Group H

Belgium (12th in FIFA rankings) | First place in UEFA Group A | 10-17-9 all-time

Russia (18th) | First place in UEFA Group F | 17-14-6 all-time

Algeria (25th) | Defeated Burkina Faso 3-3 (away goals) in CAF third round | 2-5-2 all-time

South Korea (55th) | Second place in AFC Group A | 5-15-8 all-time


Belgium vs Algeria – Algeria promises to be a pesky team to deal with but the talent isn’t there to compete with Belgium. Belgium 2, Algeria 1

Russia vs South Korea – South Korea has the talent but I thin they’re still a Cup away from really making noise. Same really goes for Russia but they’ll win this one. Russia 1, South Korea 0

Belgium vs Russia – Game of the Group right here. Russia will frustrate Belgium early on but I see Eden Hazard and company taking care of business late. Belgium 3, Russia 1

Algeria vs South Korea – Probably one of the more underrated group stage games. Keep an eye on Islam Slimani from Algeria, as he goes, so will they. Algeria 1, South Korea 0

South Korea vs Belgium – Belgium will want to close out this group in style, but I see South Korea surprising them. South Korea 2, Belgium 1

Algeria vs Russia – The Russians need a result and will find a way to get one here in this game. Algeria 0, Russia 1

Final Standings

Belgium 6 points +2GD

Russa 6 points -1GD

Algeria 3 points

South Korea 3 points