The 2010 FIFA World Cup Draw takes place in Cape Town on Friday 4th December and can be seen on various TV Channels in the UK from 5.15pm onwards. The World Cup Draw Format will determine the 8 Groups from which the top two from each group will ultimately make it to the knock out stages, therefore this Friday's draw takes on huge importance.
The 32 teams who make up the draw have been divided into 4 pots, with Pot 1 being the top 8 seeds, which includes England and this means that England will not be drawn in the same Group as any of the teams in Pot A. However no Group can have two teams from the same continent, except in the case of Europe, where there is a maximum of two teams allowed per Group.
Possibly the worst case scenario for England would be for them to be drawn alongside France (or Portugal), Ivory Coast and the USA. At best they could be drawn alongside Slovakia, Algeria and North Korea. It would not help them either to be drawn in Group B where all games will be played at altitude.
The draw is bound to kick off the 2010 World Cup Betting bonanza with Spain the favourites to win narrowly ahead of five times winners Brazil. Spain are around 4/1, with Brazil at 9/2. The 2010 England World Cup Odds are very tight to win the World Cup for a second time, mainly as they have cruised through their qualifying group.
The day after the draw 1 million tickets will go on sale on the official FIFA website from which fans will have until January 22nd 2010 to apply for tickets for all the 2010 World Cup Fixtures, after which a ballot will be held on February 1st to decide who the lucky million will be.
a. South Africa.
b. S Korea.
c. N Korea.
e. New Zealand.
a. Ivory Coast.
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