Soccer World Cup

World Cup 2014: Predicting The Final Outcome Of Group H

World Cup 2014: Predicting The Final Outcome Of Group H

Vincent Kompany of Manchester City and Belgium
Getty Images

Group H will see the team who many people are tipping as one of the dark horses to win the World Cup, Belgium. Belgium has grown undeniably in recent years with many quality young players emerging around the same time. They will go up against Russia, Algeria and South Korea in the group stage and, although hopes are high for the Red Devils, they cannot lose focus if they want to advance to the second round.

4th Place: Algeria

Medhi Lacen of Getafe and Algeria
Getty Images

4th Place: Algeria

Medhi Lacen of Getafe and Algeria
Getty Images

Algeria is a team that has some talented players in midfield and attack, like Nabil Ghilas, Sofiane Feghouli and Saphir Taider. Defensively, though, there are questions to be answered and going up against the likes of Russia and Belgium looks as though it may be too much for their defense to contain.

3rd Place: South Korea

South Korea midfielder Ki Seung Yueng
Getty Images

3rd Place: South Korea

South Korea midfielder Ki Seung Yueng
Getty Images

South Korea, like many Asian teams, is full of energy and work rate first and foremost. In the heat of Brazil, coping with that could prove problematic for some of their opponents in Group H. The South Koreans could even prove challenging for group favorites Belgium and Russia to deal with, but advancing to the second round will be beyond them. Swansea midfielder Ki Seung Yueng is a standout performer in midfield.

2nd Place: Russia

Alexander Kerzhakov of Zenit St. Petersburg and Russia
Getty Images

2nd Place: Russia

Alexander Kerzhakov of Zenit St. Petersburg and Russia
Getty Images

Russia will be the danger team that Belgium needs to be wary of in Group H. Italian manager Fabio Capello has brought a sturdy organization to a team who were usually undone by their defense. The attack is not as potent as they would like, but with a solid defense, winning a game can be only one goal away. Going from the freezing temperatures of Russia to the sweltering heat of Brazil will be an interesting adjustment for the Russians.

1st Place: Belgium

Eden Hazard of Belgium and Chelsea
Getty Images

1st Place: Belgium

Eden Hazard of Belgium and Chelsea
Getty Images

Belgium may be a lot of people's dark horses to win the World Cup, but they are everybody's favorites to win this group -- that in itself will bring added pressure for this stage. A young, talented team with the likes of Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Kevin Miralles, Adnan Januzaj, and team captain Vincent Kompany, Belgium will have no excuses for not topping Group H. They should achieve that, and they'll be one to watch in the knockout stages.