The term “Group of Death” is used in football to describe a situation in a group in a competition in which all the teams are very strong and competition and are footballing giants. A Group of Death is very difficult to predict as all the teams in the group are very strong and are favourites equally to qualify from the group.

At times even if three of the four teams in a group are very strong and the other is a ‘minnow’, the group is termed as the “Group of Death”. Groups are sort of freaks of the draws and are found in the FIFA World Cups and the European Championships as well as in club competitions such as the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Cup.