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Ahead of the World Cup draw, have a quiz on England's groups of yore.
1) The son of which Premier League manager plays for USL Pro side Orlando City?
2) Which former England striker has apparently been in negotiations with Malaysian Super League side T-Team of Terengganu about joining the club as player-manager for next season?
3) Emile Heskey has recently joined the Newcastle Jets. Which former England Under-21 striker already plays for the Australian A-League side?
4) For which country has Englishman Scott Sutter now been capped after moving there at the age of 16?
5) Which England international has played for Daventry Town, Kidderminster, Chasetown, Redditch and Tamworth since a spell with Indonesian club Bandung in 2011?
6) Which player was famous for transferring from Manchester United to City in a £1m deal and played his last professional football for Azerbaijan side Gabala?
7) Which JC is a former Blackburn, Leicester and Nottingham Forest defender who began his career at Manchester United and ended it in Australia with Gold Coast United?
8) Who is the Stewart (who recently had a spell with Greek club Skoda Xanthi) who launched the clothing label LescottStewart with Joleon Lescott?
9) Which experienced England international played a handful of games in Hong Kong for South China in 2010?
10) Which once-capped England international has recently signed for Maltese side Floriana?
11) Cypriot side Nea Salamina Famagusta currently have winger Julian Gray on their books. At which club did he begin his career before transferring to Crystal Palace for £500,000?
12) Former Manchester United trainee Adam Eckersley plays for AGF in which country?
13) With which club did Joey Barton train in pre-season before joining Marseille on loan?
14) With which club does Michael Mancienne currently play?
15) Which WT is a former Stoke, Burnley and Southampton defender who plays in Greece for Veria?
16) Tope Obadeyi was released by Bolton in the summer and joined Rio Ave. In which country?
17) Which KG started his career at Arsenal as a full-back but has most recently placed for Shamrock Rovers?
18) Which Champions League winner now plays for Bursaspor?
19) Former Tottenham trainee Simon Dawkins plays at the Buck Shaw Stadium for the Quakes. Name the club.
20) The cousin of which Arsenal legend was on the books at Chelsea and is currently playing for Thrasyvoulos in the Greek Second Division?
The answers are this-a-way...