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Match schedule draw for European Groups 2 and 5

A draw to determine the fixture list for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ preliminary campaigns of European Groups 2 and 5 will take place in Zagreb, Croatia on 30 January (16:00 CET), the eve of the XXXII Ordinary UEFA Congress.

As the respective member associations of Group 2 (Greece, Israel, Latvia, Luxembourg, Moldova and Switzerland) and Group 5 (Armenia, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Estonia, Spain and Turkey) were unable to come to an agreement concerning their respective fixture lists, the draw will assign the home and away matches within a schedule spanning from September 2008 to October 2009.

Groups 1, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 all came to collective agreements on their respective schedules and FIFA has thus approved and finalised these fixture lists, which can be found in detail on FIFA.com. Group 9 (FYR Macedonia, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway and Scotland) also agreed in principal upon their fixture lists, although due to a possible amendment, FIFA will formally confirm the group's schedule in the coming days.