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    England arrive in South Africa


    by ODN


    England have arrived at Johannesburg's International Airport ahead of the World Cup.

    The squad will be based in Rustenburg as they prepare for their opening game against the USA on June 12.

    England will feel optimistic about their chances of lifting only their second World Cup in South Africa following their 1966 success as host nation.

    Fabio Capello's men cruised through their qualification group to reach the tournament and have been dealt what many see as a relatively kind draw that will see them play the United States, Algeria and Slovenia in Group C.

    England will be relying heavily on one of the tournament's best players in striker Wayne Rooney, who has been on prolific form with club Manchester United this season.