12 Jun 10 England ENG – USA USA
13 Jun 10 Algeria ALG – SVN Slovenia
18 Jun 10 Slovenia SVN – USA USA
18 Jun 10 England ENG – ALG Algeria
Group C Analysis & Preview:
All eyes are on Group C for one of the most anticipated clashes of the World Cup round robin stage when England and the USA meet June 12 in Rustenburg. England and USA may be the two heavy favorites, but they will still have to contend with upset-minded Slovenia and Algeria.
The DailyFootballBlog.com experts break it down:
Greg Neville: England and the US get things under way in Group C – ‘C’ for cruisy. The potential of LA Galaxy teammates David Beckham and Landon Donovan going head-to-head adds intrigue to this match – they don’t even like each other when they wear the same shirt. England and US advance.
Ron Patel: Fabio Capello couldn’t have got a better draw. The Three Lions will cruise, with no clear favorite for second. The U.S. showed the world it can play at the Confederations Cup, Algeria held its nerve to outdo Egypt in qualifying, and tiny Slovenia upset Russia in the playoffs. England and Slovenia it is.
Alex Michaels: A sweet draw for England, although nerves will play a crucial part in the opening match. The U.S. will be keen to impress and show their Confederations Cup form was not a fluke, but expectations could get the better of them this time. Still, I can’t see anything other than those two going through, with England topping the group.
Peter Howard: Lots of talk about how good this draw is for England, but this might be the best possible draw for the US side as well. The USA showed some mettle in South Africa this past summer, and should come out very motivated to face England in the opening match. If the US and the English do not advance it would be a stunning upset.
Up for review tomorrow is Group D.