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How the World Cup draw works

December 4th, 2009 by · No Comments · Features, Football

The draw will decide who England will play against but also where. After 3 group games the best two teams from each group progress to the next round of knock out games. Each group will be made up of one team from each pot. Those pots are made up of the seeded teams [Pot 1], the North and Central Americas, Asia and Oceania [Pot 2], Africa and South America [Pot 3] and finally the remaining European teams [Pot 4].

To add more complexity FIFA have applied their ‘principle of geographic separation’ which means teams from the same confederation will be kept apart in the group stage. All this adds up to two extreme possibilities for England – a good draw [eg. New Zealand, Ghana, Slovakia] or a bad draw [eg. USA, Ivory Coast, France or Portugal].

But, hey, even if we get the ‘group of life’ there are no easy games in international football, no really. Those Pots in full are:

Pot 1

South Africa

Brazil

Spain

Holland

Italy

Germany

Argentina

England

Pot 2

Japan

South Korea

North Korea

Australia

New Zealand

USA

Mexico

Honduras

Pot 3

Ivory Coast

Ghana

Cameroon

Nigeria

Algeria

Paraguay

Chile

Uruguay

Pot 4

France

Portugal

Slovenia

Switzerland

Greece

Serbia

Denmark

Slovakia

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