Time for the biggest day in December so far… The World Cup draw…
These are the pots:
Pot 1 (seeds): South Africa, Brazil, Spain, Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Argentina, England
Pot 2 (Asia, Oceania and North/Central America): Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Australia, New Zealand, United States, Mexico, Honduras
Pot 3 (Africa and South America): Ivory Coast, Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria, Algeria, Paraguay, Chile, Uruguay
Pot 4 (Europe): France, Portugal, Slovenia, Switzerland, Greece, Serbia, Denmark, Slovakia
“In pot four, France and Portugal have been mentioned as being difficult but Serbia look pretty tough too. In pot two, the US and Australia would be tricky and Ivory Coast and Ghana are both good sides too. So, in pot three, a South American side might be more favourable than an African one. But, as Fabio Capello has already said, whoever you play, it is going to be tough. How will England do? This is a very good England side. After Brazil and Spain, England are in the next class. If we have got everyone fit, we will be tough to beat – a lot of countries will be looking to avoid us today.”
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