Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Relief for USA, which opens with England
by Mike Woitalla, December 4th, 2009 1:45PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[WORLD CUP 2010 DRAW] The most dramatic soccer event that doesn't happen on grass delivered relief for the USA, which has been grouped with England, the lowest ranked of the seeded teams besides the host, Algeria, the least intimidating of Africa's entrants, and Slovenia, the smallest nation at the tournament and ranked 33rd in the world by FIFA, 19 spots below the USA.

Mexico landed the coveted spot in Group A to join South Africa and will play in the opening game against the host. But also in Group A is 2006 World Cup runner-up France. Uruguay, which qualified by beating Costa Rica in a playoff, rounds out Group A.

This World Cup's "Group of Death" is G: Brazil, Portugal, Ivory Coast and North Korea.  African power Ivory Coast was also grouped in the most challenging first-round quartet in 2006, with the Netherland, Argentina and Serbia & Montenegro. (The Dutch and Argentines went through to the second round.)

WORLD CUP 2010 DRAW
Group A
South Africa (A1)
Mexico (A2) Uruguay (A3) France (A4)
Group B
Argentina (B1)
Nigeria (B2) South Korea (B3) Greece (B4)
Group C
England (C1) USA (C2) Algeria (C3) Slovenia (C4)
Group D
Germany (D1) Australia (D2) Serbia (D3) Ghana (D4)
Group E
Netherlands (E1) Denmark (E2) Japan (E3) Cameroon (E4)
Group F
Italy (F1) Paraguay (F2) New Zealand (F3) Slovakia (F4)
Group G
Brazil (G1) North Korea (G2) Ivory Coast (G3) Portugal (G4)
Group H
Spain (H1) Switzerland (H2) Honduras (H3) Chile (H4)


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Whitworth athletic director Tim Demant     
''As a Christ-centered university that believes in the value of all individuals, we are seeking to ...
U.S. U-23s head north to Preston for key test    
The U.S. under-23 national team will play the first of two warmup games before Olympic qualifying ...
What They're Saying: Sean St. Ledger    
"Never ever in my wildest dreams did I think I would be on the same team ...
Lou City's Fondy breaks USL season scoring record    
Matt Fondy entered Louisville City's match against Harrisburg on Wednesday night with 18 goals, two behind ...
Video Pick: An open net own goal from close range    
It's the Swedish Damallsvenskan that brings us a sadly spectacular own goal. Had Hammarby's Helen Eke ...
International callups will have heavy toll on MLS games    
The good news is that MLS is attracting more players getting callups to their national teams. ...
Post-Klopp Dortmund poised to challenge Bayern Munich     
After Borussia Dortmund hired a highly regarded young coach to replace the beloved Juergen Klopp, kept ...
Klinsmann: Guzan remains No. 1, USA needs Beas    
Of the myriad questions surrounding the U.S. men's national team ahead of the Oct. 10 match ...
Video Pick: Gareth Bale hits brilliant behind-the-goal goal     
Wales is on the brink of qualifying for its first major tournament in since 1958. Gareth ...
What They're Saying: Christen Press    
"I want so much more for my teammates. You can be one inch from the national ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives