weak group

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When advocating his system, Effenberg said that the title wouldn't be decided so early and that even teams from a weak Group A or B could end up with a shot at the title.
They won nine of their qualifiers - albeit in a weak group that included Andorra, the Faroes and Latvia - but finished below eventual pool winners Portugal on goal difference.
You also have to remember the stars aligned for Kauto in 2006-07, when he dominated an otherwise weak group of staying chasers.
There was also the major disappointment of going out of the Europa League at the group stages - a weak group - and that's led to pressure on Claude Puel's shoulders.
The weak group differed significantly from the nonweak group in four ways:
All terrorism is a kind of political jiu-jitsu, in which a relatively weak group tries to goad a far stronger force into doing something very big and stupid.
The exception to this is his defence which, with Pique and Ramos shielded by Busquets in midfield, dominated qualifying and produced the fewest goals conceded, admittedly from a weak group.
United may be just three points off league leaders Leicester, but have failed to win any of their last four matches in all competitions and confidence is bound to have been affected by failing to qualify from a weak group.
Summary: UAE striker warns against complacency while playing against defensively weak Group A rivals Malaysia despite thrashing them 10-0 last time
He asserts that on pure reason', a weak group or society would never be able to convince or compel the other group or a nation to forego its power, privileges and self-interest except through the use or threat of use of matching power.
Darke and Freedman (1997b) indicated that the weak group was very small, comprising only 4.
France, for their part, look decent, albeit in a weak group.