From the Cape Town International Convention Center, we are just minutes away from the Fifa World Cup Draw. I will have all the details of the event live on my blog for the next 90 minutes. Stay Tuned.
Look for the possibility with two groups of death this year with France and Portugal both in Pot 4 and the Seeded teams in Pot 1. Avoiding Portugal and France, both potential seeded teams, is on the minds of every other nation.
England's confidence is at an all time high. They hope for a decent draw themselves, probably hoping to avoid the United States themselves.
Of course, every team is hoping to be drawn into group A with the hosts South Africa, as they are the weakest top seed, if you can even call them a top seed.
ESPN's crew is still discussing Thierry Henry. All former players agree that it was instinctual play that they all would have made and even the idea of a punishment by FIFA is an absurd idea. I wholeheartedly agree. In the words of Alexi Lalas, it is asinine.
Nelson Mandela's video message is currently playing. The country's modern history has been molded by this man. He is an incredible human being and to hear his address can give any man chills. It is the first time an African nation has hosted the world cup. He is proud of his country and what it has become.
I thought we'd be viewing the entire ceremony. I'm wondering why ESPN is not showing us the video feed live from the convention center.
A lot of discussion FIFA changing rules on refereeing. I agree with the opinions of the 3 former players on ESPN. Athletes react on instincts and adding more refs will not change that.
You' t got to love the commercials during the world cup. I can't wait to see what nike soccer comes up with this summer. Brazil in the airport? Cage soccer with the world's best players and some background music from Elvis. Everything about the World Cup is just incredible.
Traditional African Dance and Music currently on stage at the Draw for the opening ceremonies. We are still awaiting the picks to begin.
The drawmaster has come onto stage, Jerome Valcke, and has an awkward moment ith Charlize Theron. Pretty funny moment. Anticipation is growing as he introduces members of FIFA. Everyone in the crowd and in the world is waiting for the first ball to be picked.
Charlize is pretty good at this. She just has to stand on stage and look pretty but she seems like she know what she is talking about. She keeps teasing Jerome Valcke if he makes a mistake.
Charlize is playing stupid to make it easier for Valcke to explain the process of determining the groups.
We are getting close to the drawings. Theron is introducing the ball drawers!
I think david beckham has a squirrel on his head.
LETS ROCK THE ENGLISH BABY
Brazil gets stuck in the group of death. USA gets likely the easiest draw. I dont know if they could have hoped for anything better. WOW.
GROUP A: South Africa(A1), Mexico(A2), Uruguay(A3), France(A4)
GROUP B: Argentina(B1), Nigeria(B2), South Korea(B3), Greece(B4)
GROUP C: England(C1), United States(C2), Algeria(C3), Slovenia(A4)
GROUP D: Germany(D1), Australia(D2), Serbia(D3), Ghana(D4),
GROUP E: Netherlands(E1), Denmark(E2), Japan(E3), Cameroon(E4)
GROUP F: Italy(F1), Paraguay(F2), New Zealand(F3), Slovakia(F4)
GROUP G: Brazil(G1), North Korea(G2), Ivory Coast(G3), Portugal(G4)
GROUP H: Spain(H1), Switzerland(H2), Honduras(H3), Chile(G4),