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World Cup 2010 Qualifying Draw-Europe
November 26th, 2007 7AM

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Old foes will meet again in Europe's World Cup 2010 qualifying campaign. England must face Croatia, which knocked it out of Euro 2008 last Wednesday, in Group 6.

Scandinavian rivals Sweden and Denmark, involved in a match in Copenhagen in June that was abandoned when a Danish fan came on the field and attacked the referee, will meet in Group 1, where Portugal will be favored.

In Group 7, World Cup 2006 runner-up France must face Romania, which won its Euro '08 qualifying group, and Serbia, which almost qualified for Euro '08. The presence of Euro '08 co-host Austria gives Group 7 three Euro '08 finalists.

Italy (Group 8) and the Netherlands (Group 9) head the only groups with one Euro '08 finalist.

FORMAT:

GROUP STAGE: The 53 entrants were divided into eight groups of six and one group of five. The nine group winners qualify for the finals. The eight best runners-up (based on results involving the top five teams in each group) advance to playoffs.

PLAYOFF: The eight best runners-up are divided into four home-and-away series from which the four winners qualify for the finals.

DRAW:

Group 1
Portugal
Sweden
Denmark
Hungary
Albania
Malta

Group 2
Greece
Israel
Switzerland
Moldova
Latvia
Luxembourg

Group 3
Czech Republic
Poland
Northern Ireland
Slovakia
Slovenia
San Marino

Group 4
Germany
Russia
Finland
Wales
Azerbaijan
Liechtenstein

Group 5
Spain
Turkey
Belgium
Bosnia
Armenia
Estonia

Group 6
Croatia
England
Ukraine
Belarus
Kazakhstan
Andorra

Group 7
France
Romania
Serbia
Lithuania
Austria
Faeroe Islands

Group 8
Italy
Bulgaria
Ireland
Cyprus
Georgia
Montenegro

Group 9
Netherlands
Scotland
Norway
Macedonia
Iceland

 



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