Like France and Brazil, Germany has nothing to complain about with its group-stage opponents: Sweden is hardworking but limited, a label that could apply to South Korea and (less so) Mexico. Mexico has the biggest upside of the three, but none has the quality to derail the Germans.
Best World Cup: Winner (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014)
How did they qualify? As always, with such ease that it almost renders the whole process pointless: 10 games, 10 wins.
What can we expect? It’s not just the number of high-caliber...