Dimitar Berbatov will face Wayne Rooney, new England captain Rio Ferdinand and the rest Manchester United’s home contingent after the Euro 2012 draw in Warsaw today. England face Bulgaria, Wales, Switzerland and Montenegro in qualifying for the tournament, which takes place in Ukraine and Poland June 2012.
England start favourites in Euro Group G as one of only two qualifiers for this summer’s World Cup in South Africa, with the first matches due to take place in September.
“I think the worst groups were group A and group G and we got group G. It’s a tough group because each game will be strong games to play.
“Wales are one of the best teams now, although they are very young. Switzerland have qualified for the World Cup and are one of the best teams at the moment.”
Sadly Ryan Giggs, who retired from international football in 2007, will not play in the fixtures.
Group A— Germany, Turkey, Austria, Belgium, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan
Group B— Russia, Slovakia, Ireland, Macedonia, Armenia, Andorra
Group C— Italy, Serbia, Northern Ireland, Slovenia, Estonia, Faeroe Islands
Group D— France, Romania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belarus, Albania, Luxembourg
Group E— Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Moldova, San Marino
Group F— Croatia, Greece, Israel, Latvia, Georgia, Malta
Group G— England, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Wales, Montenegro
Group H— Portugal, Denmark, Norway, Cyprus, Iceland
Group I— Spain, Czech Republic, Scotland, Lithuania, Liechtenstein