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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:

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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 .

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In a bid to reduce dubiousness for referees Football rule makers have agreed to mend the offside rule. Law which was adjudicated by the International Football Association Board  will take effect from July 1,2013.

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The change made to Law 11 is as follows:

The following definitions apply concerning “interfering with an opponent/gaining an advantage”:

— “interfering with play” means playing or touching the ball passed or touched by a teammate

— “interfering with an opponent” means preventing an opponent from playing or being able to play the ball by clearly obstructing the opponent’s line of vision or challenging an opponent for the ball (DELETES movements or making a gesture or movement which, in the opinion of the referee, deceives or distracts an opponent).

— “gaining an advantage by being in that position” means playing a ball

–(ADDS reference to deflected) that rebounds or is deflected to him off the goalpost, crossbar or an opponent having been in an offside position.

–(NEW subsection) that rebounds, deflected or is played to him from a deliberate save by an opponent having been in an offside position.

Source:The International Football Association Board-FIFA