FIFA World Cup

World Cup Draw 2014 Results: Full Rundown of Where Every Country Is Grouped

MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 12:  Iker Casillas of Spanish national football team holds the trophy during the Spanish team's victory parade following their victory over the Netherlands in the 2010 FIFA World Cup on July 12, 2010 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)
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Richard LangfordCorrespondent IDecember 6, 2013

With just six months until the 2014 World Cup gets under way, soccer fans all over the globe have a reason to start getting excited. To kick anticipation into high gear, the draw was announced on Friday, offering a clear look at the path each country will have to take toward a potential championship. 

The full draw is presented below, along with the schedule for group play. Group play begins on June 12 in Brazil and will run for two weeks. 

There are eight groups of four teams each. As the host nation, Brazil were automatically placed in Group A. The teams will face one match with each of the teams in their groups. After the three games, the top two teams in each group will advance to the knockout stage. 

May 30, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Brazil forward Neymar (11) celebrates after scoring a goal on a penalty kick against the USA in the first half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
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Spain enter this tournament as the defending champions, and they stand a strong chance of defending that crown. However, with the emergence of young stars like Neymar, Brazil are looking to give Spain a run for their money. 

El Selecao aren't the only team with a legitimate chance to knock off Spain, though. Germany, Argentina and Colombia all enter this tournament flashing good form and will look to lay claim to being called world champs. 

While the chase for the championship gets us all to tune in, this tournament is also compelling for the opportunity it gives players to turn themselves into legends. 

Stars like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta can enhance their legacies with strong tournaments. Others like Neymar and Germany's Mario Goetze will attempt to solidify the budding perception that they are among the world's best.

It's the grandest stage of all, and fans will witness who shines the brightest in front of a global audience. 

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Group A
TeamConfederationFifa Ranking
BrazilCONMEBOL/Hosts10
CroatiaUEFA16
MexicoCONCACAF20
CameroonCAF51
FIFA
DateTimeCityHome TeamAway Team
June 124 p.m. ET
9 p.m. BST
Sao PauloBrazil Croatia
June 13Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
NatalMexico  Cameroon
June 173 p.m. ET
8 p.m. BST
Fortaleza Brazil Mexico
June 183 p.m. ET
8 p.m. BST
Manaus Cameroon Croatia
June 234 p.m. ET
9 p.m. BST
Brasilia Cameroon Brazil
June 234 p.m. ET
9 p.m. BST
Recife Croatia Mexico

 

Group B
TeamConfederationFIFA Ranking
SpainUEFA1
NetherlandsUEFA8
ChileCONMEBOL3
AustraliaAFC59
FIFA
DateTimeCityHome TeamAway Team
June 133 p.m. ET
8 p.m. BST
Salvador Spain Netherlands
June 136 p.m. ET
11 p.m. BST
Cuiaba Chile Australia
June 186 p.m. ET
11 p.m. BST
Rio de Janeiro Spain Chile
June 18Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Porto Alegre Australia Netherlands
June 23Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Curitiba Australia Spain
June 23Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Sao Paulo Netherlands Chile

 

Group C
TeamConfederationFIFA Ranking
ColumbiaCONMEBOL4
GreeceUEFA12
Ivory CoastCAF17
JapanAFC48
FIFA
DateTimeCityHome TeamAway Team
June 14Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Belo Horizonte Colombia Greece
June 146 p.m. ET
11 p.m. BST
Recife Ivory Coast Japan
June 19Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Brasilia Colombia Ivory Coast
June 196 p.m. ET
11 p.m. BST
Natal Japan Greece
June 244 p.m. ET
9 p.m. BST
Cuiaba Japan Colombia
June 244 p.m. ET
9 p.m. BST
Fortalez Greece Ivory Coast

 

Group D
TeamConfederationFIFA Ranking
UruguayCONMEBOL6
Costa RicaCONCACAF31
EnglandUEFA13
ItalyUEFA7
FIFA
DateTimeCityHome TeamAway Team
June 143 p.m. ET
8 p.m. BST
Fortaleza Uruguay Costa Rica
June 149 p.m. ET
2 a.m. BST
Manaus England Italy
June 193 p.m. ET
8 p.m. BST
Sao Paulo UruguayEngland 
June 20Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Recife Italy Costa Rica
June 24Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Natal Italy Uruguay
June 24Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Belo Horizonte Costa Rica England

 

Group E
TeamConfederationFIFA Ranking
SwitzerlandUEFA8
EcuadorCONMEBOL23
FranceUEFA19
HondurasCONCACAF41
FIFA
DateTimeCityHome TeamAway Team
June 15Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Brasilia Switzerland Ecuador
June 153 p.m. ET
8 p.m. BST
Porto Alegre France Honduras
June 203 p.m. ET
8 p.m. BST
Salvador Switzerland France
June 206 p.m. ET
11 p.m. BST
Curitiba Honduras Ecuador
June 254 p.m. ET
9 p.m. BST
Manaus Honduras Switzerland
June 254 p.m. ET
9 p.m. BST
Rio de Janeiro Ecuador France

 

Group F
TeamConfederationFIFA Ranking
ArgentinaCONMEBOL3
Bosnia-HerzegovinaUEFA21
IranAFC45
NigeriaCAF36
FIFA
DateTimeCity Home TeamAway Team
June 156 p.m. ET
11 p.m. BST
Rio de Janeiro Argentina Bosnia-Herzegovina
June 163 p.m. ET
8 p.m. BST
Curitiba Iran  Nigeria
June 21Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Belo Horizonte Argentina Iran
June 216 p.m. ET
11 p.m. BST
Cuiaba Nigeria Bosnia-Herzegovina
June 25Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Porto Alegre Nigeria Argentina
June 25Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Salvador Bosnia-Herzegovina Iran

 

Group G
TeamConfederationFIFA Ranking
GermanyUEFA2
PortugalUEFA5
GhanaCAF24
United StatesCONCACAF14
FIFA
DateTimeCityHome TeamAway Team
June 16Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Salvador Germany Portugal
June 166 p.m. ET 
11 p.m. BST
Natal Ghana United States
June 213 p.m. ET 
8 p.m. BST
Fortaleza Germany Ghana
June 223 p.m. ET 
8 p.m. BST
Manaus United StatesPortugal 
June 26Noon ET 
5 p.m. BST
Recife United States Germany
June 26Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Brasilia Portugal Ghana

 

Group H
TeamConfederationFIFA Ranking
BelgiumUEFA11
AlgeriaCAF26
RussiaUEFA22
South KoreaAFC54
FIFA
DateTimeCityHome TeamAway Team
June 17Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Belo Horizonte Belgium Algeria
June 176 p.m. ET
11 p.m. BST
Cuiaba Russia  South Korea
June 226 p.m. ET
11 p.m. BST
Rio de Janeiro Belgium Russia
June 22Noon ET
5 p.m. BST
Porto Alegre South Korea Algeria
June 264 p.m. ET
9 p.m. BST
Sao Paulo South Korea Belgium
June 264 p.m. ET
9 p.m. BST
Curitiba Algeria Russia

 

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