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Last Updated: Tuesday June 08 2010 14:02 GMT

World Cup Group Guides

Ore's world Cup 2010

Ore has cornered Match of the Day magazine editor Ian Foster for all his hints and tip on who's who in each World Cup Group.


Group A

Frank Ribery

World Cup - Group A

This group is made up of France, South Africa, Mexico and Uruguay. South Africa are the hosts, so will their home crowd carry them through, or will France have the edge? See what Ian reckons...

Group B

Lionel Messi

World Cup - Group B

This is the group where the current World Player of the year, Lionel Messi, will show off his talents. But how will he do on the biggest stage of all, playing for his country Argentina in the World Cup?

Group C

Wayne Rooney

World Cup - Group C

All England fans will be watching closely to see how Wayne Rooney and the boys get on in this group. Fabio Capello's team are joined in Group C by the USA, Algeria and Slovenia.

Group D

Michael Ballack

World Cup - Group D

Germany would look to be favourites in this group, but a big injury to key player Michael Ballack could change all that. Australia, Ghana and Serbia make up the rest of Group D. This could be a very tricky group.

Group E

Arjen Robben

World Cup - Group E

Watch out for some real attacking football in this group! Holland are lethal going forward and have some of the hottest footballing talent around in their squad. What's Ian's take on this group?

Group F

The Italy team

World Cup - Group F

Current World Cup holders Italy will fancy their chances of doing well in this group, but could we be in line for an upset? Paraguay, New Zealand and Slovakia complete Group F.

Group G

Cristiano Ronaldo

World Cup - Group G

They haven't called Group G the group of death for nothing! Brazil, Portugal, Ivory Coast and North Korea make this the toughest group of the lot. See what Ian makes of them...

Group H

Fernando Torres

World Cup - Group H

Get set to see two of the deadliest strikers in the World Cup playing on the same team! Spain's Fernando Torres and David Villa have the skill to out smart any defence and both will be expected to fire their team to the final.