(Sporting Alert) — The group stage draw for the 2014 Fifa World Cup tournament will take place on Friday and ESPN2, ESPN3 and WatchESPN will provide live streaming coverage of the pair event.
@ 11:00 AM EST on Dec. 6.
World Cup draw LIVE – 11:30 ET, Friday: ESPN2
Several top teams, including defending champions and world No. 1 Spain, as well as tournament host Brazil, will also be watching closely to see who they will drawing in their respective groups.
The likes of Germany, Argentina, who have been tipped by several pundits and former players, including Brazilian great, Ronaldo, as a team to watch out for, are a few of the teams everyone are hoping to avoid in the group stage.
“Brazil are top of my list of favourites,” Ronaldo, a two time World Cup winner with the host nation said. “Then come Germany, followed by Spain and Argentina.
“Argentina could spring a nasty surprise (laughs). Have you thought about Argentina winning here in Brazil?”
Meanwhile Real Madrid forward and Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo will be one of the top-top players watching the draw closely.
Ronaldo is backing Portugal to perform very well at the tournament next summer, but would rather avoid the likes of Spain, Brazil and Germany, three teams he believes will start as tournament favorites – in Friday’s Final Draw.
“The candidates to win the World Cup are Brazil, Spain and Germany,” Ronaldo told Spanish sports daily Marca. “Ideally it is not a good moment to be drawn with them, but we are not thinking about that just now.
“We will see what the draw presents us with. We are confident, in good shape and we have achieved our objective of getting to Brazil.
“Hopefully we will not be drawn with any of these really strong teams from the start.”