Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
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    
"We can't do the work of FIFA and UEFA. We hope that in the near future ...
Manchester United and Liverpool in driver's seats    
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] Group play in the Guinness International Champions Cup concludes Saturday with four games. Manchester ...
Dayton head coach van Druenen steps down    
[USL PRO: Week 20] Sid van Druenen has resigned as head coach of the Dayton Dutch ...
Kansas City aims to join Seattle in playoffs    
[NWSL: Week 17] FC Kansas City will look to join the regular-season champion Seattle Reign FC ...
U.S. under-23 men's national team roster    
[BAHAMAS CAMP] The U.S. under-23 men's national team roster will hold a five-day camp, beginning Sunday, ...
Revs' Fagundez gets Uruguay U-20 call-up    
[MLS: Friday] The New England Revolution announced that 19-year-old midfielder Diego Fagundez has been called into ...
Our All-Star Game guide: 11 things to do in Portland    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] There's lots happening around Wednesday's AT&T MLS ALL-Star Game in Portland with an NWSL ...
U.S. attendance records, from Hakoah to Olympics    
[CROWD COUNT] A crowd of 109,000 is expected Saturday at the Big House, home of University ...
What They're Saying: James Rodriguez    
"I'm here just as another player. There are many stars; I'll try to help out." -- ...
2014 NPSL All-League Team    
[AWARDS] Two players each from the NPSL finalists New York Red Bulls U-23s (Victor Manosalvas and ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives