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Picture of the trophy of the FIFA World Cup football tournament during the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013. (AFP/Vanderlei Almeida)

Picture of the trophy of the FIFA World Cup football tournament during the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013. (AFP/Vanderlei Almeida)

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—FIFA made the official draw for the Brazil 2014 World Cup on Friday in Costa Do Sauipe, near Ecuador. The draw threw up a number of tantalizing clashes, with Spain and the Netherlands in the same group, as well as England and Italy facing off in Group D. Algeria, the sole Arab competitor at next year’s World Cup, avoided the most dangerous seeded teams, being drawn against Belgium, Russia, and South Korea in Group H.

The complete World Cup draw can be seen below:

Group A
1. Brazil
2. Croatia
3. Mexico
4. Cameroon

Group B
1. Spain
2. Netherlands
3. Chile
4. Australia

Group C
1. Colombia
2. Greece
3. Ivory Coast
4. Japan

Group D
1. Uruguay
2. Costa Rica
3. England
4. Italy

Group E
1. Switzerland
2. Ecuador
3. France
4. Honduras

Group F
1. Argentina
2. Bosnia
3. Iran
4. Nigeria

Group G
1. Germany
2. Portugal
3. Ghana
4. United States

Group H
1. Belgium
2. Algeria
3. Russia
4. South Korea

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