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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. 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. England, meanwhile, will start off with a Group D meeting against four-time champions Italy in the heat of Amazonian venue Manaus on June 14.
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — Twenty-four whales believed to be part of a pod found stranded in the Everglades earlier this week could not been located by air Friday, a potentially encouraging sign they have moved farther offshore, wildlife officials said.