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The moment has come which defines the 32 teams  into eight superfine groups for the FIFA world cup finals to be held in Samba nation Brazil and also lead to six months of dissecting , formulating alien plans .The national teams that made it to the Brazil World Cup finals also got to know their first rivals and also the cities where they will be based during the initial stage of the tournament.

The draw for the finals took place at the Costa do Sauípe resort, in the north coast of the state of Bahia. Here’s a look at the format by which the draws were made.

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The draw  produced eight groups of four teams (A to H) for the first round group phase. Each group consisted of one team from each pot.

The teams in Pot 1 were placed automatically in position 1 for the groups in which they were drawn.  Brazil was automatically placed in position 1 in Group A. The position of the other teams in the groups were classified 2, 3, 4 according to the draw.

Pot 2 featured teams from three confederations (Africa, South America and Europe).

At the beginning of the draw, there was a Pot X with the four South American seeded teams. One of these teams were drawn into the group in which the European nation from Pot 2 entered.

This European team  joined this group and the other teams from Pot 2 completed Groups A to H. Finally there were five groups out of the eight which included two European teams.

Breaking the suspense here we are with the  Fifa world cup 2014 Finals groups:

fifa WORLD CUP FINALS

Opening game of the world cup will be between Brazil and Croatia. Group G and Group D certainly forms the group of death. While Argentina, Brazil and France with somewhat easier draws. This draw certainly forms the perfect recipe for an unforgettable football mega event .

 

 

England striker Jermain Defoe bags a brace against Reading to register first win of the season under the newly appointed manager Andre Villas Boas .

Jermaine Defoe scored a brace against Reading on Sunday at the Madejski Stadium.

Of the three previous matches Spurs had drawn two and lost one raising questions about the appointment of ex Chelsea manager Andre Villas Boas.However it was a powerful and convincing performance on Sunday provided an emphatic response.The visitors from the start went on an attacking mode as they looked to create a number of goal scoring opportunities for themselves. The early pressure paid off as in the 18th minute,as Defoe slotted the ball into the far post from a pass from Lennon.Spurs dominated rest of the first half accompanied by lot of missed chances in front of Reading goal.

Gareth Bale celebrating after scoring the second goal for Spurs against Reading on Sunday.

The second half started where spurs left ,creating chances and dominating the game.Despite all their domination, they failed to really score another goal till 71st minute when a neatly taken shot by Gareth Bale with his right foot doubled their advantage.Jermain Defoe soon after scored his second of the match with a 50-yard run with a powerful angled finish  to give Spurs a 3-0 unassailable lead.Reading did manage to grab a late consolation in the breaking moments of the match when Le Fonde finished quite neatly in the near post.

Andre Villas registered first win as Tottenham Hotspur manager on Sunday against Reading.

In the end it was a sublime performance from spurs with limelight on welsh midfielder Gareth bale along with Dembele roaming all over the park and creating chances.With this win Spurs finally managed to climb up in the Premier League rankings.

 

Gary Cahill Exclusive Interview Gary Cahill spoke exclusively to Chelsea TV since signing for the Blues.

Cahill has finally made the move to a bigger and successful club. After years of supposition Gary Cahill has moved on from Bolton, to Stamford Bridge for a fee of around £7million. The fee is nowhere  comparing to the numbers being touted in the gossip columns in the summer. Number of reports suggested clubs seriously considered paying fees of around £20million for the 26 year old.He already have a better  understanding with Chelsea defenders John Terry and Ashley Cole on the international stage.