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England cut for World Cup

Managerless England have been cut for the World Cup after being drawn against the side who knocked them out of Euro 2008 in the 2010 qualifiers after Sunday's draw in Durban.

Slaven Bilic's Croatia ran out 3-2 winners at Wembley in midweek to seal England's fate and the teams will get the chance to renew acquaintances when the road to South Africa begins next autumn.

The other sides in Group Six are Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Andorra.

bet365 have reacted by cutting England from 16/1 to 12/1 for the trophy.

bet365 spokesman Steve Freeth said: "Punters currently have no confidence in England after having their fingers burnt against Croatia, but the draw could have been tougher and we've trimmed them into 12/1 as a result."

Hills offer 1/4 that England will get through (11/4 to fail) and make them 5/6 favourites to win their Group, and 12/1 to go on to win the tournament.

Croatia are 6/5 to win the group while Hills also offer 15/2 Ukraine, 100 Belarus, 500 Kazahkstan, 2500 Andorra.

England are 9/2 with Hills to beat Croatia twice in qualifying while Bilic's men are 7/1 to do the double over England again.

England are 5/2 to go out at the first group stage of the World Cup finals, 7/2 at the last 16 stage, 9/2 quarter-finals, 6/1 in the semis and 13/2 to lose in the final.

As for the other home nations, Scotland are 11/2 to win their group with Hills, who make them 7/4 to get through to the finals and 250/1 to win the tournament.

Group odds: 2/7 Holland, 11/2 Scotland, 6/1 Norway, 25 Macedonia, 100 Iceland.

Wales are 20/1 to win their Group with Hills, who make them 12/1 to get through to the finals and 1000/1 to win the tournament.

Group odds: 2/5 Germany, 9/4 Russia, 20 Finland, Wales, 250 Azerbaijan, 2500 Liechtenstein.

Northern Ireland are 10/1 to win their Group, 11/2 to get through to the finals and 1000/1 to win the tournament.

Group odds: 2/7 Czech Republic, 7/2 Poland, 10 N Ireland, 16 Slovakia, 25 Slovenia, 5000 San Marino.

Hills offer 300/1 that all four home nations get through and 5/1 that none of them make it.

It's 1500/1 that all four plus the Republic of Ireland get through and 6/1 that all five fail to do so.

Brazil are Hill's 4/1 favourites ahead of 5/1 Argentina, 7/1 Italy, 8/1 Germany, 10/1 Spain, 12/1 England, 14 France, 16 Holland, 25 Portugal, 25 Croatia, 40 Ivory Coast, 40 Czech Rep, 50 Cameroon, 66 Ghana, 80 Mexico, Norway, Romania, Russia, 100 S Africa, 125 USA, 200 Republic Ireland, 250 Scotland, 1000 Wales, Northern Ireland.

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