2014 FIFA World Cup: Defending champions Spain drawn with Netherlands, England handed tough group

Hosts Brazil, who will kick off the competition on June 12 against Croatia, also drew Mexico and Cameroon in Group A.

updated: December 07, 2013 01:00 IST
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Costa Do Sauipe, Brazil: Reigning champions Spain will begin their defence of the World Cup with a rematch of the 2010 final against the Netherlands, while England were paired with Italy in Friday's draw.

Spain, who won their first title in South Africa four years ago, start their Group B campaign against the three-time runners-up on June 13 in Salvador.

They will also meet Chile, who they beat in the group stage in 2010, in Rio and Australia in Curitiba.

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