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World Cup 2006

GROUP B

Much-fancied England take on Paraguay, Sweden and debutants Trinidad and Tobago.

England

Have appeared in 11 World Cups, failed to qualify for USA ’94.

Best performances: Winner 1966, fourth in 1990.

Worst performances: First round exit in 1950 after losing to US.

FIFA Ranking: 9


Paraguay

Have qualified for six World Cups, including the last two.

Best performances: Last 16 in 1998, going out to eventual champs France.

Worst performances: First round exit in 1958 with three points.

FIFA Ranking: 30

Trinidad & Tobago

First ever World Cup finals.

FIFA Ranking: 51


Sweden

Have qualified for ten World Cups since 1934.

Best performances: Runners-up to Brazil in 1958.

Worst performances: Group stage exit in 1990 with zero points.

FIFA Ranking: 14

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