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WC 2010 Qualifiers Group 8

valdanito2010-05-04 03:50:52 +0000 #1
Italy have drawn Bulgaria, Republic of Ireland, Cyprus, Georgia and Montenegro in 2010 World Cup qualifying Group 8.

The Azzurri were one of the nine seeds in the European draw for the qualifying round that was performed this afternoon in Durban.

They were assigned to Group 8 and avoided all the potential banana skins, such as England and Scotland.

Instead their toughest opponents would appear to be Bulgaria and the Republic of Ireland, neither of them qualified for Euro 2008.

Georgia were also in their Euro 2008 qualifying campaign and were beaten home and away, while Montenegro and Cyprus are not expected to cause many problems.

Although they won the trophy in Germany in 2006, the Azzurri must still go through the qualifying process.

Only hosts South Africa are guaranteed a place in the finals.

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-Herzegovina, Armenia, Estonia

Group 6 Croatia, England, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Andorra

Group 7 France, Romania, Serbia, Lithuania, Austria, Faroe Islands

Group 8 ITALY, Bulgaria, Republic of Ireland, Cyprus, Georgia, Montenegro

Group 9 Holland, Scotland, Norway, FYR Macedonia, Iceland


Italy has been draw against a pretty easy group, lets hope they manage tot op this.



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