** Alejandro Sabella (Argentina): “We didn’t get the group of death and we got a geographical area playing in Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Porto Alegre, that is in general terms positive. Everyone knows I’m a great admirer of Brazilian football, on top of that they’re the home side, which is a double edged sword. Brazil [possible later opponents] have a great coach and great players who will make being at home an advantage.”

Safet Susic (Bosnia-Herzegovina): “Argentina are the group favorites and it will be a very special occasion for us to play our opening match against them at the Maracana Stadium. We should have an even chance alongside Nigeria to clinch the runners-up spot although no one should underestimate Iran either. We have a fair chance of reaching the knockout rounds.”

Carlos Queiroz (Iran): “It is an honour, it’s just for us to enjoy now. We will play against the best teams in the world and it’s a great opportunity for us to progress and be a better team.”

Stephen Keshi (Nigeria): “My joy is that my boys have been telling me they want to show the world what they are capable of doing at the finals next year summer. We respect all the teams but do not fear any.”

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