Quotes: South Africa, France, Uruguay, Mexico

Reaction from Group A teams South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay and France following the draw for the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa made in Cape Town on Friday: FRANCE COACH RAYMOND DOMENECH

"Relieved? One can be relieved after the games. The draw is quite balanced. We will play the host nation and this is never an easy task. It is not easy to play an away game," he told television channel TF1.

SOUTH AFRICA COACH CARLOS ALBERTO PARREIRA

"It is the only group in the whole competition to have two former world champions (Uruguay and France). It doesn't scare us, we have nothing to regret. It is a challenge for us to work very hard ... to believe we can do it."

SOUTH AFRICA MIDFIELDER STEVEN PIENAAR

"On paper it's a tough group but we'll have to wait and see when the tournament starts. Our expectations are to reach the second round. We can get out of the group, Mexico play similar football to us and Uruguay too. France will be a bit of a challenge for us," he told Sky Sports.

"The fans will be behind us and they will get 10 percent extra out of the players. The World Cup has been living with us for more than two years now and the moment has come."

MEXICO COACH JAVIER AGUIRRE

"Parreira is a great coach, a very respected coach. He used to coach here so he has a lot of experience. He was a champ, he knows the game so it is going to be tough," Aguirre told reporters.

URUGUAY COACH OSCAR WASHINGTON TABAREZ

"The fact we play in the southern hemisphere is important for us because they are the same conditions we have in Uruguay.

"Mexico is a big game. France is a very difficult team but not impossible to beat. This group is wide open... any of the four teams have the chance to go through.

"Uruguay has never lost against France and it will be a very close game.... France has very experienced players. South Africa have a coach with lots of experience from World Cups. That will play in South Africa's favour. It's a young team... but it also has some very experienced, very good players.