Saturday, December 07, 2013

Groups and Matches

Hello Guys!

So here are the groups for the first stage.
Some groups are fine while others are not very easy… oh, well!

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Understand how the Final Draw works

Let's understand how the final draw works before it starts.
The Final Draw will be broadcasted live from beginning at 1pm local time. (Costa do Sauípe - 03:00)

Final Draw by Globo

There are 32 teams, that will be divided first into 4 bowls of 8 teams.

In the bowl numer 1 will be added the 7 best teams according to FIFA Ranking of October 17th plus Brazil, the host country, those will be the seeded countries.

  1. Spain
  2. Germany
  3. Argentina
  4. Colombia
  5. Belgium
  6. Uruguay
  7. Switzerland
  8. Brazil
Bowls number 2, 3 and 4 were divided having in mind the geographical position of each country.
So, bowl number 2 will have 5 African countries and 2 from South America: Algeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Chile and Ecuador.
Bowl number 3 will have 4 Asian countries, and 4 from North and Central America: Australia, Japan, Iran, Korea Republic, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras and USA.
Bowl number 4 will be formed by European countries only: Croatia, France, Greece, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Netherlands, Russia, England, Italy and Portugal.
Since the bowl number 2 has only 7 teams and bowl number 4 has 9, an European team will be randomly chosen to join bowl number 2.

After that the draw will get started.

The first teams to be divided are the seeds, Group A will have Brazil, the host country, as seed. They necessarily will be put in position 1 of that group.
In order to have more equally divided groups, FIFA decided that shouldn't have be more than 2 teams from the same continent in each group. Fair enough!  
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So… that one European team that will be transferred to bowl 2 will necessarily be part of a group which a South America team is the seed.
One more thing, if Chile or Ecuador end up in a team which the seed is a South American country, they will automatically be reallocated to a group in which an European country is the seed.

So far so good?

The other teams will be divided into 8 groups following the order of the draw.

I hope this post was helpful!

Good Luck!

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Final Draw

Are you guys excited?

We are about to find out in which group our nations are and who will be our first adversaries. 

Costa do Sauipe Resort -
When? October 6, 2013 - 1 pm local time
Where? Costa do Sauípe Resort, Bahia
Where can you watch?

Stay tuned!