Which is Russia 2018's Group of Death?
We never know when or where our deaths will occur. We do everything to avoid it. Seeking the best healthcare, abstaining from cigarettes, alcohol and fatty foods are all ways to prolong the inevitable.
In the World Cup, we embrace death. We make certain to watch it. Because it's someone else's demise, not our own.
So, what can we look forward to in Russia? Here's a look at the three likely groups of death.
Argentina, Croatia, Iceland and Nigeria will all battle for superiority in Group D. Although many believe the Argentines and Croats are strong favourites, the Icelanders and Nigerians are both capable of producing a shock.
Iceland's team is well-drilled. Heimir Hallgrimsson's men can cause an upset against any opponent. At the European Championship two years ago, they sent England packing. During the World Cup qualifiers, Strakarnir okkar bossed a group containing Croatia, Ukraine and Turkey. They will approach this summer's games with high intensity. Securing the second spot is no doubt achievable.
Nigeria don't lag behind in this group. Although the Super Eagles disappointed against the Czech Republic in last week's friendly, losing 1-0, they are determined to find the right chemistry in the World Cup. Gernot Rohr must work on fixing the problems before his side's opener again Croatia this Saturday.
It's evident that Group D will prove tight. Argentina's individual talent should secure top spot, but they're unreliable as a collective unit. Croatia's reputable midfield could take them far. Yet, Iceland and Nigeria will both be confident of upsetting the apple cart.
Germany, Mexico, Sweden and South Korea make up Group F. The defending world champions stand tallest. Which side will accompany them into the knockout rounds?
Mexico have progressed to the last 16 in each of their last six World Cup appearances. Juan Carlos Osorio's men will do everything possible to protect that record in Russia.
South Korea also perform consistently on the biggest stage. In 2002, the Taegeuk Warriors produced a remarkable run to reach the semi-finals under Guus Hiddink. No one expected such a performance. Surprises can pop up in football, though. Manager Shin Tae-yong is hoping to deliver a similar miracle this summer.
Sweden are strong in the World Cup, too. Having reached the last four on three occasions since debuting in 1934, as well as once making the final, Blagult's history puts them at the top table. Furthermore, they overcame heavyweights Italy to book a place in Russia. The Swedes can carry that form to go beyond the group.
Here is where the real death lies. In the aforementioned groups, Argentina and Germany are both tagged as firm favourites to finish top. Group H is entirely different, however.
Colombia, Japan, Senegal and Poland are all evenly matched in terms of quality. Each side possesses the necessary ability to progress further. Which two will succeed?
Colombia turned heads four years ago in Brazil, reaching the quarter-finals. Jose Peckerman's team remains largely the same. The additions of both Davinson Sanchez and Santiago Arias have further strengthened the squad. Los Cafeteros' key player, James Rodriguez, also hit form at the right time with former Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes' guidance.
Japan will perform with confidence and composure. Samurai Blue have reached the World Cup last 16 twice in their last four attempts. Despite being written off by many this time around, don't be surprised if they rise to the occasion once again. The Japanese seem to possess the correct formula when competing in groups of death. Eight years ago, they navigated through Denmark, Cameroon and the Netherlands. Such spirit may return this summer.
Senegal produced some incredible moments during the 2002 World Cup. The Lions of Teranga defeated the defending champions France in the group stage before delivering a last 16 victory over Uruguay. Although their first-ever appearance in the competition was soon ended by Brazil, it was a meritious achievement to get that far.
Senegal enter Russia with no previous World Cup experience among their ranks once again. However, their squad is strong, filled with talented youth. Sadio Mane's raw pace will take centre stage. The Senegalese will prove hot for all opponents to handle.
Senegal, Poland, Colombia and Japan make up a genuine group of death. Each team has the ambition to escape its clutches.