Originally written on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 1/1/15
We Are here. Almost. Today decides the eight groups who will square off in June, with an anticipated ceremony in Costa do Sauipe, Brazil. Understandably, and appropriately, the draw began with a minute of silence in honor of the passing of the great Nelson Mandela, whose influence obviously . Before the draw starts, here are the four pots that will decide the groups (one team from each pot will go into each group). Pot 1: Brazil, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Belgium, Uruguay, and Switzerland Pot 2: Ivory Coast, Ghana, Algeria, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chile, and Ecuador Pot 3: Japan, Iran, South Korea, Australia, United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Honduras Pot 4: Bosnia-Hercegovina, Croatia, England, Greece, Italy Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, and France If you’re curious how these pots are determined, check out this article by BBC Magazine. Who will compose the Group of Death? Will Brazil win their sixth World Cup on home soil? Can Spain continue their amazing run of international dominance in major competitions? Is this the year that this great generation of German footballers make The Leap together?   Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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