World Cup

Thu, January 12th 2006

German watchdog highlights World Cup stadium faults

German consumer watchdog group, has reported that four of the country’s World Cup stadiums have “considerable deficiencies”.

Stiftung Warentest criticised fire-protection measures and emergency evacuation plans at several stadiums including the Olympic Stadium in Berlin where the World Cup final is to be held.

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Sat, December 10th 2005

England have been drawn in Group B with Paraguay, Sweden and Trinidad & Tobago.

Hosts Germany will be happy with their group stage opposition, but Italy ranked 12 in the FIFA world rankings face the Czech Republic (ranked 2nd), USA (ranked 8th), and Ghana.

The full draw is:

GROUP A Germany, Costa Rica, Poland, Ecuador

GROUP B England, Paraguay, Trinidad & Tobago, Sweden

GROUP C Argentina, Ivory Coast, Serbia & Montenegro, Holland

GROUP D Mexico, Iran, Angola, Portugal

GROUP E Italy, Ghana, USA, Czech Republic

GROUP F Brazil, Croatia, Australia, Japan

GROUP G France, Switzerland, South Korea, Togo

GROUP H Spain, Ukraine, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia


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