The following 32 teams have qualified:
Africa: Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria
Asia: Australia, Iran, Japan, South Korea
Europe: Belgium, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland
North & Central America & Caribbean: Costa Rica, Honduras, United States, Mexico
South America: Argentina, Brazil (hosts), Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Uruguay
Brazil look like the favorites since they will have the home advantage and have rebuilt a good team under Scolari.
The draw to determine the 8 different groups will take place on friday in Brasil.The pots for the draw are as follows:
! Pot 1:
! Brazil (Pot X)
Argentina (Pot X)
Colombia (Pot X)
Uruguay (Pot X)
! Pot 2:
EUROPEAN TEAM X
! Pot 3:
! United States
! Pot 4:
As you can see there are 9 teams in pot 4(the European pot) and only 7 in pot 2.On Friday,before the main draw that will determine the groups,there will be a draw to determine which team of pot 4 will be versed in pot 2.
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It's really a disgrace that fifa chose to determine the European team in pot 2 with a draw.Normally France should be in pot 2 since they have the lowest fifa ranking among European teams.It's unfair to the European team that will be versed in pot 2(in case it's not France).