Have you seen our B team? you cant build a new team in a year, this is pretty much it.
It's almost a year to the 2010 World Cup, doesn't matter how they look now, any more than it did in the Confed Cup. Just get in, they don't give you extra for finishing first here.
Besides I never thought they were that good anyway, fluke week in the Confed Cup aside.
The confed was a fluke but it also showed how far away they are (see ownage loses to italy and brazil for that)
Winning the group gives you the chance to be head of a group in 2010 which is a BIG advantage so yeah finishing first matters...