Ah, The Group of Death ™. Or is that Group E?
Head says Argentina & Holland, heart says anyone but yer Argies. S&M are no mugs, qualifying ahead of Spain & Holland waltzed thru the qualifiers. I think The Ivory Coast may struggle, although the presence of two Gooners in their probable XI secures my "pat on the head" interest, despite Chelski's king of the hand-ball up front.
Holland to top the group for mine, but I think yer Argies may already have done enough by the time they play.
4) Ivory Coast
- As featured in The Independent.
"This is not the time for namby-pamby promising youngsters who might just do something; not the time for building for the future. Pragmatism rules and they don't come more pragmatic than Rogers."
- Victor Marks makes the case for stiff-legged and stiff-armed 35 year old left-handers in Ashes squads