Tough draw holds no fear for Capello

ENGLAND boss Fabio Capello insists he is not worried about being placed in a so-called group of death at today&rsquo;s draw for the 2010 World Cup finals.<br /><br />Their status as one of eight seeds means England will avoid tournament favourites Spain and Brazil at the first hurdle next summer in South Africa.<br /><br />But they could be handed a tricky draw alongside big-hitters France or Portugal, as well as the much-fancied Ivory Coast and the improved USA.<br /><br />Yet ahead of this evening&rsquo;s ceremony, Capello said: &ldquo;No I don&rsquo;t worry about that. You have to play against all of the teams at some point, but of course if you play against the best teams it&rsquo;s not so easy to pass the first round.<br /><br />&ldquo;If we want to win you have to play against all of the teams. It is not important which team we have to play in the group.&rdquo;<br /><br />Midfielder David Beckham, who is poised to become the first Englishman to play at four World Cups, echoed the manager&rsquo;s views.<br /><br />&ldquo;It&rsquo;s not about staying away from certain teams,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;You are going to have to beat the best teams and the best players so it doesn&rsquo;t really matter when you come up against them.&rdquo;<br /><br />Capello predicts that the first finals to be held in Africa will see a team from that continent reach the semi-finals.<br /><br />&ldquo;I think about the Africans and I believe this will be one of the most important World Cups for the African teams,&rdquo; he added.<br /><br />&ldquo;I believe one of these countries will get to the last four. I saw the Ivory Coast play against Germany and they are a very strong team.&rdquo;