| With the 2002 World Cup
draw now having taken place, see what the
reaction is by both management, players and
What Mark Hughes
not a great draw because we wanted a couple of
draw didn't give us much financial reward but the
financial rewards will be there if we
big and strong, very aggressive and organised.
We know all about them as many of their top
players are playing in the Premiership.
a decent football side. We know they will be
technically skilled because of the quality the
Kiev players have got.
David Collins said:
certainly worse than we hoped for. We had a tough
group for Euro 2000 with Italy, Denmark and
"You look at
Armenia, Poland, Ukraine and Norway and it's a
very difficult group."
the outstanding team in the group, which puts
pressure on us to take points from the other
need to get a settled side together and win
matches - that's the only thing that can save us
in this group."
But this is
a tough group as well with some tough trips. From
a financial point of view, we wanted to draw
Germany and Italy. That would have helped us
Alun Evans, chairman of the FAWs commercial
the other teams in the group are what I call
weather is too severe for them to play home games
in the winter, and they have no choice but to
play in the summer. Thats going to make it
difficult when it comes to arranging the fixtures
and sorting out something to our
Gary Speed said:
"It will be
extremely tough to qualify."
December 9th 1999.
| The draw for the 2002
World Cup takes place in Tokyo on Tuesday, and
has put Wales in Pot D along with Cyprus, Hungary
The European section of the full draw starts at
about 11.00am, and begins with Pot E and ends
with Pot A. Each pot is entirely emptied before
proceeding to the next pot. The teams are
allocated, in the order in which they are drawn,
into groups 1 to 9.
Full list of European
Pot A: Germany, Holland, Spain,
Czech Republic, Romania, Norway, Sweden, Belgium
Pot B: Austria, Portugal, Italy,
Scotland, Ukraine, Russia, England, Turkey and
Pot C: Ireland, Croatia,
Slovakia, Israel, Bulgaria, Greece, Switzerland,
Poland and Lithuania.
Pot D: Cyprus, Hungary, Finland,
Iceland, Macedonia, Latvia, Bosnia-Herzegovina,
Slovenia and Wales.
Pot E: Georgia, Armenia,
Estonia, Northern Ireland, Albania, Faroe
Islands, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova,
Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, San Marino and
December 6th 1999.