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COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil - Coaches and players were quick to react to Friday's World Cup draw. The following is a selection.
Who wound up in difficult groups and who got away easy from Friday's World Cup draw (average world ranking for four teams in parentheses):
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil - The World Cup promises friendly reunions and old scores to settle - and that's just in the coaching dugouts.
VIENNA - Geoff Cameron's header off Michael Bradley's corner kick deflected off an arm of Marko Arnautovic and appeared to cross the goal line in the 17th minute before it was swatted away by goalkeeper Robert Almer.
SAO PAULO - Luiz Felipe Scolari is confident of Brazil's chances at the 2014 World Cup, guaranteeing the team will win the tournament at home.
MIAMI GARDENS, Florida - In one brief spurt, Brazil turned a close game into a rout and proved again it will be a strong World Cup favorite.
SAO PAULO - The Brazilian football federation says injured Real Madrid left back Marcelo has been dropped from Brazil's team for the friendlies against Honduras and Chile this month.