We can't ignore the biggest news in the futbol world...the draw for World Cup 2010 in South Africa.
Follow along live with Marca here. The draw starts at 17:45 CET. I'll post updates and analysis once it's over.
Thanks to Wikipedia for the graphic:
|Pot 1 (Host & Top seven)||Pot 2 (Asia, North America & Oceania)||Pot 3 (Africa & South America)||Pot 4 (Europe)|
UPDATE: Here is the draw.
UPDATE 2: A bombshell: USA-England for the first time in a World Cup since the infamous 1950 upset.
UPDATE 3: Some immediate thoughts on the groups our players were drawn into-- the US, Italy, and Spain all did quite well. Uruguay and Brazil have some work to do. And poor North Korea: what a group after 44 years away from the World Cup. Consequently, Spain will have a very difficult 1/8 final match. On current form, I'm calling B the Group of Death, but there are good arguments to be made for D, A, and G.
Group A: South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay, France.
Group B: Argentina, South Korea, Nigeria, Greece.
Group C: England, USA, Algeria, Slovenia.
Group D: Germany, Australia, Ghana, Serbia.
Group E: Netherlands, Japan, Cameroon, Denmark.
Group F: Italy, New Zealand, Paraguay, Slovakia.
Group G: Brazil, North Korea, Cote d' Ivoire, Portugal.
Group H: Spain, Honduras, Chile, Switzerland.