Now that the 32 World Cup finalists are known, the English media have been choosing what they consider the easiest group England could have when the draw is made next month.

Switzerland, Costa Rica and Algeria represent the most popular dream ticket, though football writers in those countries, indeed many countries, probably have England among their favored pairings. Whoever England is drawn with, it will not be an easy group for Roy Hodgson's team.

Before Euro 2012, England had managed to successfully lower the expectations of the nation to new depths prior to an international finals. The 2014 squad may even beat the Euro team for apathy.