WORLD CUP 2010 GROUP LINE-UP
Reaction to the draw for the 2010 World Cup finals made in Cape Town:
Group C – England, United States, Algeria, Slovenia
ENGLAND COACH FABIO CAPELLO
“I think it is one of the most balanced groups. Algeria have beaten Egypt so they are a dangerous side. I remember there have been groups that looked easy but then became really complicated,” he told Sky Italia.
Group E – Netherlands, Denmark, Japan, Cameroon
NETHERLANDS COACH BERT VAN MARWIJK
“It is a dangerous group and we shouldn’t underestimate any of our opponents,” he told NOS TV. “Denmark won their (qualifying) group with Portugal, Hungary and Sweden, so are a strong opponent.”
“We recently beat Japan 3-0 in a friendly match, but it wasn’t easy at all and the score was a bit flattering, while I consider Cameroon as one of the strongest three countries in Africa.”
Group F – Italy, Paraguay, New Zealand, Slovakia
ITALY COACH MARCELLO LIPPI
“The more you concentrate on easy teams the more they become difficult. We’ve got to prepare and study these teams and their characteristics,” he told Sky Italia.