Algeria admits they have work cut out against England, US

2009-12-05 10:23

ALGERIA acknowledged yesterday that they had their work cut out

after being drawn in a tough Group C alongside England, the US and Slovenia in

the first round of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.


“We’ll see what we can do. We have to get work with it,” said

Algeria coach Rabah Saadane, adding: “It’s a group that’s balanced, I

think.

“We will try to score with a good display.”

England, particularly, had a strong chance of advancing to the

round of 16, Saadane said.

England had both good individual players who benefited from playing

in one of the best championships in the world, and a good Italian coach (Fabio

Capello), he said.

Algeria, who beat African champions Egypt in the play-offs to

secure their berth at the finals since 1986, will be facing Capello’s side for

the first time.

“It’s a very interesting group, you don’t get easy games at the

World Cup,” former England captain David Beckham said.

“Every opponent will be strong because when you play in the World

Cup, every game is not easy,” said Capello.


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