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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Everything is Ready for the World Cup draw

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On the 9th december 2005, FIFA will make the draw for the World Cup that will be held in Germany between the 9th of June and the 9th of July 2006.

The resignation of soccer's lesser lights is matched by the anxiety of the sport's second- and third-tier teams, whose skill to prove their worthiness can be enhanced or devastated depending on where they're placed.

The key to every World Cup draw is the seedings, the four bowls or "pots" FIFA divides the teams into, ostensibly seeking - in the name of fairness and balance - to avoid having one or two groups with several title contenders and others with none.

FIFA contends the seedings are based on past performance, but because the World Cup Organizing Committee determines the seedings, more than an eyebrow is raised when the final list is announced.