FIFA 2014 World Cup: Final Draw Results. Nigeria Is In Passable Group F
Good Evening, Nigeria and welcome to FIFA 2014 World Cup Draw.
Everything is set at the Costa do Sauipe Resort, Brazil, for the start of the draw! Naij.com shall provide live updates as they happen.
There could easily be two, if not three “groups of death”. There are a lot of very strong teams out there.
The balls will be picked in 5-7 minutes, we shall fill-in the gaps below, LIVE:
17:40 With the eyes of the world waiting for the draw, FIFA respond by giving a gymnastics / dance display celebrating... er, well we've no idea. It's not bad, if a bit X-Factor runner-up.
17:43 The pre-draw disposition: Pot 1 is the seeded teams, with hosts Brazil automatically in group A.
Pot 2 is Africa and South America - plus one randomly-drawn European team, which could be England.
Pot 3 is Australasia and North/Central America, while Pot 4 is Europe.
17:45 Pele is now on stage - talking about his dad crying in 1950 after Brazil lost the World Cup final at the Maracana.
17:49 The official presentation now moves to video clips of all the towns that will host matches in the tournament - lots of montages of colourful houses, funky beaches and people dancing with big smiles on their faces. Honestly, we want the draw to get started as much as you do :)
17:52 The men making the draws are now being introduced - and first up is Sir Geoff Hurst. Cafu, Fabio Cannavaro, Zinedine Zidane, Mario Kempes, Fernando Hierro, Lothar Matthaeus and Alcides Ghiggia are the other men who'll be involved...
17:55 IT'S ON:
Group B ('Group of Death')
- Ivory Coast
Group D ('Group of Death')
- Costa Rica
Group E ('Group of Life')
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- United States of America
Group H ('Group of Life')
- South Korea
18:21 The draw is over. More reactions, comments and analysis will follow soon. Thanks for joining us!
UP SUPER EAGLES!! UP NIGERIA!