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WORLD CUP Spain, the Netherlands, Chile and Australia being grouped together at the 20th FIFA World Cup™ caught many headlines with the South Africa 2010 finalists paired, while Uruguay, Italy, England and Costa Rica will comprise another intriguing pool. to reach 100 World Cup matches when they face Portugal five days later. Germany, Ghana, USA and Portugal will make up Group G, while hosts Brazil have Croatia Mexico and Cameroon for company in Group A, Colombia, Greece, Côte d'Ivoire and Japan, along with Switzerland, Ecuador, Honduras and France, appear to be in wide-open sections. Group A: Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon The Final will unfold at the cathedral of Brazilian football, the iconic Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, on 13 July. Group B: Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia Group C: Colombia, Greece, Côte d’Ivoire, Japan Group D: Uruguay, Costa Rica, The Final Draw took place at the England, Italy. luxurious Costa do Sauípe in Salvador. It was conducted by FIFA Group E: Switzerland, Ecuador, Secretary General Jérôme Valcke, France, Honduras assisted by Cafu, Fabio Cannavaro, Alcides Ghiggia, Fernando Group F: Argentina, Hierro, Sir Geoff Hurst, Mario Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran, Kempes, Lothar Matthaus and Nigeria Zinedine Zidane, who were representing the eight World Cup Group G: Germany, Portugal, winners. Ghana, USA Brazil and Croatia will partici- Group H: Belgium, Algeria, pate in the opening match at the Russia, Korea Republic Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo on 12 June 2014. Germany, meanwhile, will become the first team