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

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

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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
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 8
Chile CONMEBOL 3
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
Columbia 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
Fortalez  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 9 p.m. ET
2 a.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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