** Marc Wilmots (Belgium): “It’s an interesting group. There are no world class players within our opponents. I’m not saying it will be an easy group, but our first objective to reach the second round is still the same.”

Valid Halilhodzic (Algeria): “We could have had a much more difficult group but there’s no easy group or no group of death. Belgium is a big football nation with lot of quality. In my opinion, it could well be one of the surprise of the tournament. I also know Russia well, who have a great coach. Korea Republic is also very skilful, lots of passing, movement. This team have a few good players. It’s a very complicated group. We’ll come to try and surprise. We won’t come as tourists, but it will be very difficult.”

Fabio Capello (Russia): “Our group is not as hard as others, like B and G for example. Each team is very different in our group and another really important thing is the location as we play in the centre of Brazil. I’m happy. People might say Belgium are the favourites thanks to their good qualifiers but we still hope to top the group.”

Hong MyungBo (South Korea): “We played a friendly against Russia in November but we will have to study them again. Things change. People may think it’s an easy group but it’s not true. We should not underestimate any of our opponenents. They are all strong and can go through”



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