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Friday, December 09, 2005

World Cup Draw

Ok, I really should be at the pub or something, but the World Cup draw was held today and here's the Groups :

Group A : Germany, Costa Rica, Poland, Ecuador

Group B: England, Paraguay, Trinidad & Tobago, Sweden

Group C: Argentina, Ivory Coast, Serbia & Montenegro, Holland

Group D: Mexico, Iran, Angola, Portugal

Group E: Italy, Ghana, USA, Czech Republic

Group F: Brazil, Croatia, Australia, Japan

Group G: France, Switzerland, Togo , S Korea

Group H: Spain, Ukraine, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia

Overall, most of the big teams have it fairly easy in the first round groups. But if you're looking for great World Cup football, then Brazil's group has more quality than most.

Other groups with potential for exciting and competitive soccer include Group E with Italy, the USA and the Czechs and Group C where the Ivory Coast, Holland or - with a little luck - Serbia and Montenegro could qualify alongside Argentina.

I can, of course, see Spain getting knocked out in the first round with the Ukraine and Tunisia going through. It is, of course, the duty of the Spanish to underperform at World Cup Finals. 2006 should be no different. Vive Espagna !

posted by mark_s at 10:25 PM


Blogger kozyr said...

Tournament schedule

7:49 AM  
Blogger The Commentator said...

Really? I would submit that E and C are more so than Brazil's. It will be a great tournament....hopefully. We can't have a repeat like in 2002 - that was amaterish. You are bang on about revisionism - and I'm not English!

3:02 AM  

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