The U.S. will open up its 2010 World Cup Campaign against England in Rustenburg on Saturday, June 12. The game is sure to bring up memories of that shock defeat during the 1950 tournament in Brazil.
Also in the U.S. group will be Algeria and Slovenia and the U.S. has to feel that it can qualify 2nd in this group.
The big game will be the 2nd game between the U.S. and Slovenia on June 18th. If the U.S. can get a win there, that will set them up nicely for the game against Algeria on June 23rd.
England manager Fabio Capello on their World Cup draw:
“It’s not bad. We have played against US and Slovenia recently at home, and played well and won but when we have to play here (in South Africa) in June it will be different. Algeria beat Egypt and they are a good team. Every opponent will be strong because when you play in the World Cup, every game is not easy.”
Bob Bradley, the manager of USA, tells the BBC that the draw is exciting and that he is looking forward to the challenge of playing England.
“It’s big,” he says. “Algeria and Slovenia are teams that maybe aren’t the biggest teams in some ways, but came through with great efforts to get here.” Asked if he fears England, Bradley says: “No, not at all”.
Group C Matches
June 12: England v U.S.A – Buy U.S. v England Tickets
June 18: U.S. v Slovenia – Buy US. v Slovenia Tickets
June 18: England v Algeria – Buy England v Algeria Tickets
June 23: U.S. v Algeria – Buy U.S. v Algeria Tickets
June 23: England v Slovenia – Buy England v Slovenia Tickets