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The 1986 World cup finalists, West Germany were going into this group as firm favourites, however the group dark horses are defiantly Yugoslavia, as they pose a great threat in this group. The United Arab Emirates are making their first World Cup appearance and it was to be Colombia’s second appearance in a world cup finals.
Colombia are South America’s representatives in the group. There players are coming into the World Cup fresh for Italy 1990 because of the suspension of the Colombian domestic league.
The United Arab Emirate are going in to their first world cup with problems, straight after qualifying for the Cup, the Emirates dismissed their Brazilian manager Mario Zagalo. In their first match without manager Zagalo, UAE were thumped 5-0 by Denmark.

There are no clear favourites in this group, Belgium being the groups seeds, recalled their old manager, Guy Thys, out of semi- retirement to lead them into the finals.
Spain’s manager has none of the managerial problems that have afflicted the other footballing nations, such as Belgium, his federation even extended his contract through to after the 1992 European Championships. His only worries were the problems at top clubs such as Athletico Madrid and Barcelona may affect the morale of the national squad.
Uruguays main problem entering the world cup is bringing all the players together for warm up work.
The South Koreans have had a good build up to the World Cup, including a friendly tournament in Malta in February.






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