Football: Spain face Dutch in 2010 repeat as England draw Italy
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (AFP) - Reigning champions Spain will begin their defence of the World Cup with a rematch of the 2010 final against the Netherlands, while England were paired with Italy in Friday's draw.
Spain, who won their first title in South Africa four years ago, start their Group B campaign against the three-time runners-up on June 13 in Salvador.
They will also meet Chile, who they beat in the group stage in 2010, in Rio and Australia in Curitiba.
Hosts Brazil were drawn to face Croatia in the opening game, scheduled for Sao Paulo on June 12 - assuming the venue is ready after a fatal accident last week delayed prospective completion until April.