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)
A: Mexico v Cameroon, 12:00 p.m., Natal
D: Uruguay v Costa Rica, 3:00 p.m., Fortaleza
E: France v Honduras, 12:00 p.m., Porto Alegre
G: Ghana v USA, 6:00 p.m., Natal
A: Brazil v Mexico, 3:00 p.m., Fortaleza
D: Italy v Costa Rica, 12:00 p.m., Recife
E: Honduras v Ecuador, 7:40 p.m., Curitiba
G: USA v Portugal, 3:00 p.m., Manaus
A: Croatia v Mexico, 4:00 p.m., Recife
D: Costa Rica v England, 12:00 p.m., Belo Horizonte
E: Honduras v Switzerland, 4:00 p.m., Manaus
G: USA v Germany, 12:00 p.m., Recife