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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 Draw

The draw for the FIFA World Cup 2014 will take place on 6 December 2013 (1pm local time – Bahia, Brazil).
The seeded teams will be in Pot 1. Pots 2, 3, 4 will be determined by ”geographic and sports criteria.” – The principle of geographical separation maintains that teams from the same confederation will not be allowed to occupy the same group. Exception: A maximum of two European Teams may occupy the same group.
FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010:
Pot 1 – The host and top 7 (October 2009 FIFA ranking)
Pot 2 – Asia, North America and Oceania
Pot 3 – Africa and South America
Pot 4 – Europe
Using the draw procedure for FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010, the pots for the World Cup Brazil 2014 Draw on 6 December 2013 would look like this ( + October FIFA Ranking):
Pot 1 (Seeded Teams):
1. Brazil (11)
2. Spain (1)
3. Germany (2)
4. Argentina (3)
5. Colombia (4)
6. Belgium (5)
7. Uruguay (6)
8. Switzerland (7)
Pot 2 (Asia and North America):
1. Japan (44) – AFC
2. Iran (49) – AFC
3. Korea Republic (56) – AFC
4. Australia (57) – AFC
5. U.S.A (13) – CONCACAF
6. Mexico (24) – CONCACAF
7. Costa Rica (31) – CONCACAF
8. Honduras (34) – CONCACAF
Pot 3 (Africa, South America + 1 UEFA Team):
1. Cote d’ Ivoire (17) – CAF
2. Ghana (23) – CAF
3. Algeria (32) – CAF
4. Nigeria (33) – CAF
5. Cameroon (59) – CAF
6. Chile (12) – CONMEBOL
7. Ecuador (22) – CONMEBOL
8. France (20) – UEFA
Pot 4 (Europe):
1. Netherlands (8) – UEFA
2. Italy (8) – UEFA
3. England (10) – UEFA
4. Portugal (14) – UEFA
5. Greece (15) – UEFA
6. Bosnia-Herzegovina (16) – UEFA
7. Croatia (18) – UEFA
8. Russia (19) – UEFA
All teams in Pot 1 (seeded teams) will be placed in Position “1″ in each group. Brazil (hosts) will be the only team whose Group is predetermined – Group A. The remaining seeded teams will be drawn randomly into Groups B-H.
Groups:
Group A: Brazil, Pot 2 Team, Pot 3 Team, Pot 4 Team
Group B:
Group C:
Group D:
Group E:
Group F:
Group G:
Group H:
Due to “the principle of geographic separation“, Chile and Ecuador will not be in Group A with Brazil. One of the 5 African Teams or the European Team in Pot 3 will be in Group A with Brazil. I think the European Team in Pot 3 will be in the Colombia, Argentina or Uruguay group.