Tough group could be key to success

May 23, 2006
By Steve Wilson
All of Argentina drew breath and raised a collective, suspicious eyebrow when it fell to Pele to draw the ball that condemned them to share a group with Holland, Serbia & Montenegro and Ivory Coast.

For the second successive finals the Albiceleste had been placed in the 'Group of Death'. The wounds from their ignominious encounter with the reaper in the Far East in 2002 are still fresh.

But, in a sense, it may prove a blessing in disguise, albeit a very convincing one.
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