Capello warns England not to get complacent

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London, Dec.5 (ANI): England football coach Fabio Capello warned his players not to take their favourable draw in the 2010 World Cup for granted, saying that it still will not be a cakewalk.he Three Lions drew the USA, Algeria and Slovenia in Group C last night.

Asked if he was pleased with the draw, The Sun quoted Capello as admitting: "Yes, of course. Other groups are stronger than ours."

He, however, insisted: "It is still not easy and that is what I will tell the players."

England will kick off their World Cup campaign against the USA in Rustenburg, where they are planning to have their training base, on Saturday June 12.

The Three Lions famously lost 1-0 to the USA at the 1950 World Cup in their only competitive meeting, which sent shockwaves around the world.

America are now considered a major football force, rated 14th in the FIFA rankings, although they were comfortably beaten 2-0 by England when the teams last met at Wembley in June 2008.

After the USA, Capello's men travel to Cape Town on Friday June 18 to face a team they have never played, Algeria. The Africans scrambled into the finals after beating Egypt in a fiery affair.

England will finish their Group C campaign against Slovenia on June 23 in Port Elizabeth. (ANI)

Story first published: Saturday, December 5, 2009, 12:20 [IST]
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