Good news and bad news in the draws for the soccer World Cup 2006.
The US is in Group E with Italy, the Czechs and Ghana.
England has Parguay, Tinidad & Tobago, and Sweden.
Australia is in a tough group with Brazil, Croatia and Japan.
France gets the Swiss, South Korea and Togo.
Mexico is in a group with Iran, Angola and Portugal.
In Group E, Italy must be a heavy favorite. US starts with the Czech Republic on June 12 and plays Italy on June 17. Urk.
US odds 100/1. Australia125/1. Italy 8/1. Brazil is favored to win it all- 11/4 fav.