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Capello: 'We need to avoid Spain, Holland'

Capello: 'We need to avoid Spain, Holland'
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Fabio Capello doesn't want England to be drawn with the top seeds including Spain and the Netherlands in the Euro 2012 draw in Kiev today.

Fabio Capello has admitted that he hopes to steer clear of the Euro 2012 favourites when England's fate is discovered in the group draw this evening.

The Three Lions will be drawn from Pot 2 and could potentially face the holders Spain as well as France and Portugal.

"[The Euros] will be stronger [than the World Cup] because if you look at the groups and all the teams, particularly the three European teams who reached the World Cup semi-finals (Spain, Holland and Germany) the technical level is at the top," said Capello.

"The organisation of the teams is at the top. Some teams who didn't play well at the World Cup will now be back at the top. Teams like Portugal, France and Italy will be better. It will be a really tough tournament.

"You need to avoid Spain and Holland. You need to also be careful with Ukraine and Poland, as they can improve a lot with home advantage. It is possible they could be the surprise of the tournament. The fans can make a big difference."

Meanwhile, UEFA have announced that there will be limited tickets for the tournament in Poland and Ukraine.

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