Ghana In Pot Two For World Cup Draw

brazil 2014FIFA has announced the pots for Friday’s final draw of the 2014 World Cup finals with Ghana placed in Pot 2 alongside the four other African representatives as well as Chile and Ecuador at a press conference held in Bahia on Tuesday.

Pot 1 consists of the eight top seeds, one of each to be drawn in Groups A-H. The remaining pots are based on geographical criteria. Hosts Brazil will be allocated position A1 in the draw and will play the opening match in Sao Paulo on June 12.

Nine UEFA teams make up Pot 4, but one will wind up being tossed into Pot 2 during the World Cup draw in order to even out the playing field.

Complete Pots for 2014 World Cup draw:

Pot 1 (top eight seeds): Brazil, Spain, Argentina, Belgium, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Uruguay

Pot 2: Ivory Coast, Ghana, Algeria, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chile, Ecuador

Pot 3: Japan, Iran, South Korea, Australia, United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras

Pot 4: Bosnia, Croatia, England, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, France

FIFA will hold the highly-anticipated draw is this Friday where the 32 teams for the 2014 World Cup will be placed into eight first-round groups of four in Bahia.

Meanwhile,Ghana will kick the ‘Brazuca’, the Official Match Ball for next year’s FIFA World Cup which was spectacularly launched on Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro.

The new adidas Brazuca ball – which translates as ‘Brazilian’ in Portuguese, and refers to the Brazilian way of life.

The brazuca’s colours and ribbon design of the ball panels symbolise the traditional multi-coloured wish bracelets worn in the country.

It has a new structural innovation, with a unique symmetry of six identical panels alongside a different surface structure will provide improved grip, touch, stability and aerodynamics on the pitch.

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