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1753: Well, that's it from us guys. Thanks for joining us for the draw - we hope you enjoyed it. Keep your thoughts coming in.

1732: There's no denying it, that's a bit of a nightmare for England. The Three Lions will kick off their World Cup campaign against Italy on Sunday June 16 in the city of Manaus.

Group B looks like it will be awarded the 'Group of Death' tag and Group G also looks likes a tough one to navigate.

1726: So there we have it. For all the protracted build-up, that was remarkably quick. Let's have your thoughts first and foremost. What do you make of the draw? Which ties immediately catch the eye?

And perhaps most importantly, just how are England going to get out of that one?!

1720: The draw is complete....

GROUP A: BRAZIL, CROATIA MEXICO, CAMEROON

GROUP B: SPAIN, NETHERLANDS, CHILE, AUSTRALIA

GROUP C: COLOMBIA, GREECE, IVORY COAST, JAPAN

GROUP D: URUGUAY, COSTA RICA, ENGLAND ITALY

GROUP E: SWITZERLAND, ECUADOR, FRANCE, HONDURAS

GROUP F: ARGENTINA, BOSNIA AND HEREZGOVINA, IRAN, NIGERIA

GROUP G: GERMANY, PORTUGAL, GHANA, USA

GROUP H: BELGIUM, ALGERIA, RUSSIA, KOREA REPUBLIC

1646: The draw should be coming up very soon. On a slightly amusing note before things officially get underway, Spain boss Vicente del Bosque has just performed one of the great photobombs on former England manager Fabio Capello...

1639: ESPN with a timely reminder that South American teams have won all seven World Cup tournaments held in the Americas... Will that all change next summer?

1622: The draw is scheduled to get underway at 1640 GMT. So, while we wait, let's have your thoughts and predictions folks...

Which team are you rooting for? What teams are you hoping to avoid? Any traditional 'Group of Death' nominations?

1616: The first action of the draw - to be completed by a quartet of football legends in Fabio Cannavaro, Zinedine Zidane, Geoff Hurst and Pele - will be for one of the European teams from pot four to be moved into pot two.

Then, that team will be placed into a group with one team from a temporary pot made up of seeded South American sides - known as pot X.

REMINDER - No South American teams can be drawn into the same group and there cannot be more than two European teams drawn into the same group.

Got it? No, we're not sure we do either...

15:45 - Good afternoon all and welcome to our live coverage of this afternoon's World Cup draw that is taking place in the Costa do Sauipe resort in Brahia. 

Before the excitement gets underway, let's take this opportunity for a quick refresher on how this thing will go down. The complexities of the draw can be rather confusing, but essentially the 32 teams are split into four separate pots:

POT ONE - Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, Spain, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland.

POT TWO - Algeria, Cameroon, Chile, the Ivory Coast, Ecuador, Ghana and Nigeria.

POT THREE - Australia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, United States.

POT FOUR - Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, England, France, Greece, Italy, Holland, Portugal, Russia.

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