The 31 countries that qualified for the 2014 World Cup and host nation Brazil will be hoping for the luck of the draw Friday.
32 teams, world of possibilities in World Cup draw
The 31 countries that qualified for the 2014 World Cup and host nation Brazil will cross fingers and toes and hope for the luck of the draw on Friday when their names are plucked from bowls one by one in a globally televised extravaganza to determine where, when and, most importantly, who they will play in Brazil next June at football's showcase ... (more)
Sun, palms and turtles backdrop for...
Sweltering temperatures and palm-tree fringed beaches home to dozens of newly-hatched turtles heading for a glistening sea provided the backdrop as World Cup organisers met Wednesday to finalise preparations for Friday's draw.
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Pele to appear at World Cup draw; role kept secret
Pele is to appear at Friday's draw for the 2014 World Cup, but his role is being kept secret.