• Friday Dec 06, 2013

    CONCACAF quartet discovers World Cup fate

    The final groups are displayed on the big screen during the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Brazil. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)


    COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil – CONCACAF’s four representatives at the 2014 FIFA World Cup discovered their group stage opposition during the Final Draw on Friday.

    The draw was conducted by FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke, assisted by Cafu, Fabio Cannavaro, Alcides Ghiggia, Fernando Hierro, Sir Geoff Hurst, Mario Kempes, Lothar Matthaus and Zinedine Zidane, who were representing the eight World Cup winners.

    CONCACAF Hexagonal winner and current Gold Cup champion United States was drawn into Group G with Germany, Portugal and Ghana.

    Mexico, which has reached the Round of 16 in five straight World Cups, will face host Brazil, Croatia and Cameroon in Group A. 

    Reigning Central American champion Costa Rica, making its fourth World Cup appearance, was drawn into Group D and will face Uruguay, England and Italy.

    In Group E, three-time qualifier Honduras will take on Switzerland, Ecuador and France.


    Complete draw results:

    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-Herzegovina, Iran, Nigeria

    Group G: Germany, Portugal, Ghana, USA

    Group H: Belgium, Algeria, Russia, Korea Republic


    CONCACAF – 2014 World Cup Schedule (all times ET)

    Group stage

    June 13

    A: Mexico v Cameroon, 12:00 p.m., Natal

    June 14

    D: Uruguay v Costa Rica, 3:00 p.m., Fortaleza

    June 15

    E: France v Honduras, 12:00 p.m., Porto Alegre

    June 16

    G: Ghana v USA, 6:00 p.m., Natal

    June 17

    A: Brazil v Mexico, 3:00 p.m., Fortaleza

    June 20

    D: Italy v Costa Rica, 12:00 p.m., Recife

    E: Honduras v Ecuador, 7:40 p.m., Curitiba

    June 22

    G: USA v Portugal, 3:00 p.m., Manaus

    June 23

    A: Croatia v Mexico, 4:00 p.m., Recife

    June 24

    D: Costa Rica v England, 12:00 p.m., Belo Horizonte

    June 25

    E: Honduras v Switzerland, 4:00 p.m., Manaus

    June 26

    G: USA v Germany, 12:00 p.m., Recife

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