Football Association chariman Greg Dyke made a throat-slitting gesture after England were drawn with Uruguay, Italy and Costa Rica in the 2014 World Cup group stage.

The Three Lions will begin the finals against the Italians in Manaus. They then face Uruguay in São Paulo, and, finally, Costa Rica in Belo Horizonte.

Dyke reacted after England were the final team placed in Group D.

"It's a tough group, there's no doubt about that," Roy Hodgson told the BBC. "We've got almost two number one seeds in our group. The good thing about Italy, I suppose, is we do know each other and the other thing is that , with the climate in Manaus, it's against another European team, so we'll both be in the same boat."

"It's quite difficult to put a positive spin on the quality of our opponents. It will be a chance to see the north of Brazil. I've never been to the Amazon."

World Cup winners Spain will take on 2010 finalists Netherlands in the group stage on the second day, while Germany versus Portugal on 16 June is another stand-out fixture from the group stage.

Brazil will kick-off the finals against Croatia on 12 June.

England were knocked out of the 2012 European Championship by Italy on penalties and last played them at a World Cup in the third/fourth place playoff at Italia '90.

Alf Ramsey's Lions began their victorious 1966 campaign with a goalless draw against Uruguay at Wembley, but have never played Costa Rica before.

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England's last fixture with Uruguay came in 2006, when Peter Crouch nodded in a late winner at Anfield.

Hodgson earlier this week admitted he wanted to avoid playing in Manaus earlier this week, due to the difficult climate.

Highs rise to a sweltering 30C with a 40% chance of thunderstorms in June, and humidity up to 80%.

ENGLAND GAMES
England v Italy - Manaus Sunday 15 June (02:00 BST)

Uruguay v England - Sao Paulo Thursday 19 June (20:00 BST)

Costa Rica v England - Belo Horizonte Tuesday 24 June (17:00 BST)

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  • Brazilian actress Fernanda Lima walks over the stage during the draw ceremony for the 2014 soccer World Cup in Costa do Sauipe near Salvador, Brazil, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

  • Brazilian actress Fernanda Lima, left, and Brazilian actor Rodrigo Hilbert host the draw ceremony for the 2014 soccer World Cup in Costa do Sauipe near Salvador, Brazil, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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    COSTA DO SAUIPE, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 06: Hosts Fernanda Lima and Rodrigo Hilbert speak to the audience before the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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    Spain's coach Vicente del Bosque presents the World Cup trophy won by Spain in the South Africa 2010 FIFA tournament during the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013. Thirty-two teams will learn their World Cup fate when the draw for Brazil's problem-plagued 2014 showpiece takes place today. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    COSTA DO SAUIPE, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 06: Spain coach Vicente del Bosque places the World Cup trophy on a plinth on stage before the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

  • 2014 FIFA World Cup Final Draw

    COSTA DO SAUIPE, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 06: Spain coach Vicente del Bosque places the World Cup trophy on a plinth on stage before the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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    COSTA DO SAUIPE, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 06: Alcione performs on stage before the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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    COSTA DO SAUIPE, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 06: Alcione and Emicida perform on stage before the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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    Picture of the trophy of the FIFA World Cup football tournament during the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013. Thirty-two teams will learn their World Cup fate when the draw for Brazil's problem-plagued 2014 showpiece takes place today. AFP PHOTO / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Picture of the trophy of the FIFA World Cup football tournament during the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013. Thirty-two teams will learn their World Cup fate when the draw for Brazil's problem-plagued 2014 showpiece takes place today. AFP PHOTO / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2014 FIFA World Cup Final Draw

    COSTA DO SAUIPE, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 06: Spain coach Vicente del Bosque places the World Cup trophy on a plinth on stage before the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

  • 2014 FIFA World Cup Final Draw

    COSTA DO SAUIPE, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 06: Spain coach Vicente del Bosque walks on stage holding the World Cup trophy before the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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    Fuleco the Armadillo, the official mascot of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014, is seen on the stage during the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013. Thirty-two teams will learn their World Cup fate when the draw for Brazil's problem-plagued 2014 showpiece takes place today. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (2-L) and FIFA President Joseph Blatter (2-R) speak to presenters Rodrigo Hilbert (L) and Fernanda Lima as a picture of former South African President Nelson Mandela is displayed on a screen a dsay after his passing, during the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013. Thirty-two teams will learn their World Cup fate when the draw for Brazil's problem-plagued 2014 showpiece takes place today. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (L) and FIFA President Joseph Blatter applaud as presenter Fernanda Lima speaks during the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013. Thirty-two teams will learn their World Cup fate when the draw for Brazil's problem-plagued 2014 showpiece takes place today. AFP PHOTO / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (2-L) and FIFA President Joseph Blatter (2-R) are flanked by presenters Rodrigo Hilbert (L) and Fernanda Lima as a picture of former South African President Nelson Mandela is displayed on a screen a day after his passing, during the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013. Thirty-two teams will learn their World Cup fate when the draw for Brazil's problem-plagued 2014 showpiece takes place today. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    COSTA DO SAUIPE, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 06: England manager Roy Hodgson and FA Chairman Greg Dyke attend the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

  • 2014 FIFA World Cup Final Draw

    COSTA DO SAUIPE, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 06: Hosts Fernanda Lima and Rodrigo Hilbert speak to the audience before the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (L) and FIFA President Joseph Blatter applaud during the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013. Thirty-two teams will learn their World Cup fate when the draw for Brazil's problem-plagued 2014 showpiece takes place today. AFP PHOTO / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2014 FIFA World Cup Final Draw

    COSTA DO SAUIPE, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 06: Brazil President Dilma Rousseff speaks to the audience next to FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter and hosts Fernanda Lima and Rodrigo Hilbert before the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

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    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (2-L) and FIFA President Joseph Blatter (2-R) are flanked by presenters Rodrigo Hilbert (L) and Fernanda Lima as a picture of former South African President Nelson Mandela is displayed on a screen a day after his passing, during the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013. Thirty-two teams will learn their World Cup fate when the draw for Brazil's problem-plagued 2014 showpiece takes place today. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2014 FIFA World Cup Final Draw

    COSTA DO SAUIPE, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 06: FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter speaks to the audience next to Brazil President Dilma Rousseff and hosts Fernanda Lima and Rodrigo Hilbert before the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

  • 2014 FIFA World Cup Final Draw

    COSTA DO SAUIPE, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 06: FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter greets Brazil President Dilma Rousseff on stage next to host Fernanda Lima and Rodrigo Hilbert before the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

  • 2014 FIFA World Cup Final Draw

    COSTA DO SAUIPE, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 06: FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter speaks to the audience next to Brazil President Dilma Rousseff and hosts Fernanda Lima and Rodrigo Hilbert before the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (L) speaks next to FIFA President Joseph Blatter during the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013. Thirty-two teams will learn their World Cup fate when the draw for Brazil's problem-plagued 2014 showpiece takes place today. AFP PHOTO / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2014 FIFA World Cup Final Draw

    COSTA DO SAUIPE, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 06: FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter greets Brazil President Dilma Rousseff on stage before the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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    COSTA DO SAUIPE, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 06: A tribute to Nelson Mandela is displayed on a screen as FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, Brazil President Dilma Rousseff and hosts Fernanda Lima and Rodrigo Hilbert stand on stage before the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (L) and FIFA President Joseph Blatter greet each other during the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013. Thirty-two teams will learn their World Cup fate when the draw for Brazil's problem-plagued 2014 showpiece takes place today. AFP PHOTO / NELSON ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (L) and FIFA President Joseph Blatter greet each other during the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013. Thirty-two teams will learn their World Cup fate when the draw for Brazil's problem-plagued 2014 showpiece takes place today. AFP PHOTO / NELSON ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2014 FIFA World Cup Final Draw

    COSTA DO SAUIPE, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 06: United States coach Juergen Klinsmann attends the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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    COSTA DO SAUIPE, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 06: England manager Roy Hodgson greets France coach Didier Deschamps attends the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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    A screen displays an image of South African former president Nelson Mandela, a day after his passing, moments before the start of the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013. Thirty-two teams will learn their World Cup fate when the draw for Brazil's problem-plagued 2014 showpiece takes place today. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A screen displays an image of South African former president Nelson Mandela, a day after his passing, moments before the start of the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013. Thirty-two teams will learn their World Cup fate when the draw for Brazil's problem-plagued 2014 showpiece takes place today. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2014 FIFA World Cup Final Draw

    COSTA DO SAUIPE, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 06: England manager Roy Hodgson and FA Chairman Greg Dyke (R) attend the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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    Brazilian football legend Pele waves as he arrives for the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013. Thirty-two teams will learn their World Cup fate when the draw for Brazil's problem-plagued 2014 showpiece takes place today. AFP PHOTO / NELSON ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2014 FIFA World Cup Final Draw

    COSTA DO SAUIPE, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 06: England manager Roy Hodgson and FA Chairman Greg Dyke (R) attend the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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    A screen displays an image of South African former president Nelson Mandela, a day after his passing, moments before the start of the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013. Thirty-two teams will learn their World Cup fate when the draw for Brazil's problem-plagued 2014 showpiece takes place today. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Netherlands' coach Louis Van Gaal (C) waits for the beginning of the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013. Thirty-two teams will learn their World Cup fate when the draw for Brazil's problem-plagued 2014 showpiece takes place today. AFP PHOTO / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Spains coach Vicente del Bosque waves moments before the start of the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013. Thirty-two teams will learn their World Cup fate when the draw for Brazil's problem-plagued 2014 showpiece takes place today. AFP PHOTO / NELSON ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    USA's national football team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann (R) waits for the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013. Thirty-two teams will learn their World Cup fate when the draw for Brazil's problem-plagued 2014 showpiece takes place today. AFP PHOTO / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Former footballers German Lothar Matthaus (L) and Italian Fabio Cannavaro arrive for the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013. Thirty-two teams will learn their World Cup fate when the draw for Brazil's problem-plagued 2014 showpiece takes place today. AFP PHOTO / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    COSTA DO SAUIPE, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 06: Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal arrives for the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

  • 2014 FIFA World Cup Final Draw

    COSTA DO SAUIPE, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 06: England manager Roy Hodgson arrives with FA Chairman Greg Dyke for the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

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    Former footballers German Lothar Matthaus (L) and Italian Fabio Cannavaro arrive for the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013. Thirty-two teams will learn their World Cup fate when the draw for Brazil's problem-plagued 2014 showpiece takes place today. AFP PHOTO / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Former Spain's and Real Madrid's football star Fernando Hierro arrives for the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013. Thirty-two teams will learn their World Cup fate when the draw for Brazil's problem-plagued 2014 showpiece takes place today. AFP PHOTO / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Former Brazilian skipper Cafu arrives for the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013. Thirty-two teams will learn their World Cup fate when the draw for Brazil's problem-plagued 2014 showpiece takes place today. AFP PHOTO / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    COSTA DO SAUIPE, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 06: Rai arrives for the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

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    COSTA DO SAUIPE, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 06: Brazil assistant coach Carlos Alberto Parreira speaks to the media as he arrives for the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

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    Former French football player and manager, and the president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Michel Platini, arrives for the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013. Thirty-two teams will learn their World Cup fate when the draw for Brazil's problem-plagued 2014 showpiece takes place today. AFP PHOTO / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Retired French football player Zinedine Zidane (R) arrives for the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013. Thirty-two teams will learn their World Cup fate when the draw for Brazil's problem-plagued 2014 showpiece takes place today. AFP PHOTO / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Former French football player and president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Michel Platini arrives for the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013. Thirty-two teams will learn their World Cup fate when the draw for Brazil's problem-plagued 2014 showpiece takes place today. AFP PHOTO / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)


FULL WORLD CUP DRAW

GROUP A
Brazil
Cameroon
Mexico
Croatia

GROUP B
Spain
Chile
Australia
Netherlands

GROUP C
Colombia
Ivory Coast
Japan
Greece

GROUP D
Uruguay
Italy
Costa Rica
England

GROUP E
Switzerland
Ecuador
Honduras
France

GROUP F
Argentina
Nigeria
Iran
Bsonia-Herzegovina

GROUP G
Germany
Ghana
USA
Portugal

GROUP H
Belgium
Algeria
South Korea
Russia