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From friends to foes

Originally Published: March 30, 2010
By Michael Griffin | Special to ESPN.com

When the draw for this year's World Cup was held back in December and the eight groups of teams were determined for first-round play, much of the media focus centered on the United States and England drawing the same group and facing each other on the tournament's opening weekend.

The exciting matchup would have provided the chance for soccer superstars David Beckham and Landon Donovan -- professional teammates on the L.A. Galaxy -- to play against each other in their respective national ...

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