The Final Draw will be broadcasted live from fifa.com beginning at 1pm local time. (Costa do Sauípe - 03:00)
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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.
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 far so good?
The other teams will be divided into 8 groups following the order of the draw.
I hope this post was helpful!