The 2014 FIFA World Cup draw takes place this Friday in Brazil but you can follow all the action with our Thomson Sport #GetMeToBrazil Live Blog, bringing you all the news, updates and samba dancing you can handle in one afternoon.
The live draw will start at 4pm (UK Time) but you can join us from 2.45pm on the Thomson Sport blog below for some pre-draw shenanigans, before the likes of Sir Geoff Hurst, Zinedine Zidane, Cafu and Fabio Cannavaro take to the stage in Brazil to announce the draw.
The 32 teams who have qualified for the finals will be drawn into eight groups of four with the top two in each group progressing to the knockout stages. There can be no more than two European team in any one group and only one from South America.
The seeded teams are Brazil, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Belgium, Uruguay and Switzerland, who are all in Pot 1. The other 24 teams are divided into pots by geographical region.
England have been placed in Pot 4 with the other unseeded European qualifiers. However they could yet be moved into Pot 2. There’s potential that England could definitely face a South American team, and European opposition from Pot 4. In short it’s complicated. But, don’t fear, our live blog will clear that all up for you.
Thomson Sport are the official sponsors of the World Cup draw live blog hosted on FootballFancast.com and are the FA’s official Travel Partner, so if you want to join England in Brazil next year then head HERE: http://bit.ly/brazilprize
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