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December 3, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Pots for FIFA World Cup draw confirmed, Adidas ball unveiled

Photo credit: Courtesy of Adidas

Photo credit: Courtesy of Adidas

The eight groups for the World Cup will be drawn Friday morning (I’ll be hosting a live chat during the 8:30-10:30 a.m. ESPN2 broadcast if you want to come join).

FIFA confirmed the pots for the draw Tuesday, and there were no surprises.

Note: One of the teams from Pot 4 will end up in Pot 2, but no group will feature three European teams.

Group 1 (host, top seeds): Brazil, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Belgium, Switzerland, Uruguay

Group 2 (Africa, rest of South America): Algeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Chile, Ecuador

Group 3 (North America, Central America, Asia): Australia, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, USA

Group 4 (Europe): Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, England, France, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia

Also, pictured in this post is the Adidas ball for the World Cup, called “brazuca”. Here is a video ad of the ball in action, featuring Messi among other world stars.

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