FIFA World Cup 2010 Draw

32 Nations await draw for 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

The ceremony will start at Cape Town’s International Convention Centre on Friday 4th December at 17:00 GMT.

The tournament is set to kick off on 11 June, 2010 with the final on 11 July, 2010.

Fifa has confirmed England will be one of eight seeded teams when the World Cup draw takes place this week.

They will thus avoid favourites Spain and Brazil, who are two of the other seeded sides, in the group stage.

Argentina, Germany, the Netherlands, holders Italy and hosts South Africa make up the remaining seeded nations.

The eight seeds will all be in pot one, with the remaining three pots drawn on regional boundaries.

Revered former South Africa president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela, one of the architects of the first World Cup to be held in Africa, will address the audience by video message at the age of 91. See World Cup 2010 Fixtures.

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  1. I.Owens says:

    As per usual England get the easiest group possible and then comes the usual rubbish from the english media , and the Englnd manager that there are no easy games and it is a difficult draw. What a load of balls. A difficult group would have Spain, Brazil, Argentina etc and not USA, Slovenia etc. 
    England should never be seeded, why are they seeded? What have they done to get seeded? If it is based on The Premiership being one of the best leagues in the world then that is wrong. How many english players play in every team, take away all the foreigners and how good would the premiership be then? I expect Engalnd to qualify from the group, even San Marino would hold their own in that group but once England play a decent team then they are coming home. Over-rated, hyped by the media and the players believe they are world class. Give me a break!

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