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In addition to the US and British teams, the teams representing France, Germany and defending champions Italy are on the terror group's list of targets.
"All those countries are part of the Zionist-Crusader campaign against Islam," says Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb statement published late Thursday in a recent issue of the jihadist online magazine 'Mushtaqun Lel Jannah'.
"How amazing could the match between the United States and England be if, during a live broadcast with a stadium packed with spectators, the sound of an explosion rumbles through the stands, the whole stadium is turned upside down and the numbers of dead bodies are in their dozens and hundreds, God willing," the statement says.
The US and England are scheduled to play each other June 12 in the South African city of Rustenburg.
Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb says it will use an undetectable explosive that will be able to circumvent security checkpoints.
South Africa announced last October that its security forces had foiled an Al-Qaeda plot to carry out a terrorist attack during the 2010 World Cup.
According to reports published at that time, South Africa's National Intelligence Agency, senior police forces and American agents jointly conducted the operation. It led to the arrest of a number of suspects linked to the group in Somalia and Mozambique working on a plot to carry out bomb attacks during the games.
The FIFA World Cup kicks off June 11 in Johannesburg when host South Africa plays Mexico.
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