World Cup Draw 2014 Results: Groups, Bracket and Schedule Revealed

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World Cup Draw 2014 Results: Groups, Bracket and Schedule Revealed
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The 2014 World Cup countdown is kicking into high gear after the draw on Friday.   

Although the interest in international football may have waned in recent years for some, there's no doubt that the World Cup remains the showpiece for the sport and one of the biggest sporting events in the world.

The results of the draw are sure to stir debate among fans for the entire six-month period before the World Cup actually starts. This is the first time you can really start to determine the favorites.

Spain now know what it will take to repeat as world champions and win their fourth major international trophy in a row. It would be a testament to La Roja's incredible talent if they manage to be the last team standing.

In addition, Brazil know what lies in front of them as they try to exorcise the ghosts of 1950 and win the World Cup on home soil. There were plenty of questions surrounding Luiz Felipe Scolari's side, but after a stellar Confederations Cup, the hosts are among the favorites to win.

Thirty other teams will be looking to lift the World Cup trophy. The competition is often a measuring stick for the greatest legends in the game, so players like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Radamel Falcao, Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery will be looking to bolster their individual legacies.

Here's the full listing of groups, along with the schedules and bracket. The schedule is courtesy of FIFA.com.

 

Group A
Team Confederation FIFA Ranking
Brazil CONMEBOL/Hosts 10
Croatia UEFA 16
Mexico CONCACAF 20
Cameroon CAF 51

FIFA

Date Time City Home Team Away Team
June 12 4 p.m. ET
9 p.m. BST
Sao Paulo Brazil  Croatia
June 13 Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Natal Mexico   Cameroon
June 17 3 p.m. ET
8 p.m. BST
Fortaleza  Brazil  Mexico
June 18 3 p.m. ET
8 p.m. BST
Manaus  Cameroon  Croatia
June 23 4 p.m. ET
9 p.m. BST
Brasilia  Cameroon  Brazil
June 23 4 p.m. ET
9 p.m. BST
Recife  Croatia  Mexico

 

Group B
Team Confederation FIFA Ranking
Spain UEFA 1
Netherlands UEFA 9
Chile CONMEBOL 15
Australia AFC 59

FIFA

Date Time City Home Team Away Team
June 13 3 p.m. ET
8 p.m. BST
Salvador  Spain  Netherlands
June 13 6 p.m. ET
11 p.m. BST
Cuiaba  Chile  Australia
June 18 6 p.m. ET
11 p.m. BST
Rio De Janeiro  Spain  Chile
June 18 Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Porto Alegre  Australia  Netherlands
June 23 Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Curitiba  Australia  Spain
June 23 Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Sao Paulo  Netherlands  Chile

 

Group C
Team Confederation FIFA Ranking
Colombia CONMEBOL 4
Greece UEFA 12
Ivory Coast CAF 17
Japan AFC 48

FIFA

Date Time City Home Team Away Team
June 14 Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Belo Horizonte  Colombia  Greece
June 14 6 p.m. ET
11 p.m. BST
Recife  Ivory Coast  Japan
June 19 Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Brasilia  Colombia  Ivory Coast
June 19 6 p.m. ET
11 p.m. BST
Natal  Japan  Greece
June 24 4 p.m. ET
9 p.m. BST
Cuiaba  Japan  Colombia
June 24 4 p.m. ET
9 p.m. BST
Fortaleza  Greece  Ivory Coast

 

Group D
Team Confederation FIFA Ranking
Uruguay CONMEBOL 6
Costa Rica CONCACAF 31
England UEFA 13
Italy UEFA 7

FIFA

Date Time City Home Team Away Team
June 14 3 p.m. ET
8 p.m. BST
Fortaleza  Uruguay  Costa Rica
June 14 6 p.m. ET
11 p.m. BST
Manaus  England  Italy
June 19 3 p.m. ET
8 p.m. BST
Sao Paulo  Uruguay England 
June 20 Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Recife  Italy  Costa Rica
June 24 Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Natal  Italy  Uruguay
June 24 Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Belo Horizonte  Costa Rica  England

 

Group E
Team Confederation FIFA Ranking
Switzerland UEFA 8
Ecuador CONMEBOL 23
France UEFA 19
Honduras CONCACAF 41

FIFA

Date Time City Home Team Away Team
June 15 Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Brasilia  Switzerland  Ecuador
June 15 3 p.m. ET
8 p.m. BST
Porto Alegre  France  Honduras
June 20 3 p.m. ET
8 p.m. BST
Salvador  Switzerland  France
June 20 6 p.m. ET
11 p.m. BST
Curitiba  Honduras  Ecuador
June 25 4 p.m. ET
9 p.m. BST
Manaus  Honduras  Switzerland
June 25 4 p.m. ET
9 p.m. BST
Rio De Janeiro  Ecuador  France

 

Group F
Team Confederation FIFA Ranking
Argentina CONMEBOL 3
Bosnia-Herzegovina UEFA 21
Iran AFC 45
Nigeria CAF 36

FIFA

Date Time City  Home Team Away Team
June 15 6 p.m. ET
11 p.m. BST
Rio De Janeiro  Argentina  Bosnia-Herzegovina
June 16 3 p.m. ET
8 p.m. BST
Curitiba  Iran   Nigeria
June 21 Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Belo Horizonte  Argentina  Iran
June 21 6 p.m. ET
11 p.m. BST
Cuiaba  Nigeria  Bosnia-Herzegovina
June 25 Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Porto Alegre  Nigeria  Argentina
June 25 Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Salvador  Bosnia-Herzegovina  Iran

 

Group G
Team Confederation FIFA Ranking
Germany UEFA 2
Portugal UEFA 5
Ghana CAF 24
United States CONCACAF 14

FIFA

Date Time City Home Team Away Team
June 16 Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Salvador  Germany  Portugal
June 16 6 p.m. ET
11 p.m. BST
Natal  Ghana  United States
June 21 3 p.m. ET
8 p.m. BST
Fortaleza  Germany  Ghana
June 22 3 p.m. ET
8 p.m. BST
Manaus  United States Portugal 
June 26 Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Recife  United States  Germany
June 26 Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Brasilia  Portugal  Ghana

 

Group H
Team Confederation FIFA Ranking
Belgium UEFA 11
Algeria CAF 26
Russia UEFA 22
South Korea AFC 54

FIFA

Date Time City Home Team Away Team
June 17 Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Belo Horizonte  Belgium  Algeria
June 17 6 p.m. ET
11 p.m. BST
Cuiaba  Russia   South Korea
June 22 6 p.m. ET
11 p.m. BST
Rio De Janeiro  Belgium  Russia
June 22 Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Porto Alegre  South Korea  Algeria
June 26 4 p.m. ET
9 p.m. BST
Sao Paulo  South Korea  Belgium
June 26 4 p.m. ET
9 p.m. BST
Curitiba  Algeria  Russia

 

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