World Cup Draw Live Blog Extravaganza

UPDATE 2: Our Mike DeCourcy talks about how the U.S. lucked its way into a dream draw.

UPDATE 1: The U.S. joins England in Group C.

From the Associated Press:

⇥CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The United States will play England in its opener at next year's World Cup.⇥⇥⇥⇥

⇥The teams will meet in Rustenburg on June 12, their first World Cup matchup since the Americans' 1-0 upset victory at the 1950 tournament in Brazil.⇥⇥⇥⇥

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⇥Mexico was drawn Friday to meet South Africa in the tournament opener on June 11 in Johannesburg.⇥⇥⇥⇥

And here is your complete look at the groups:
⇥Group A: France, Mexico, South Africa, Uruguay⇥
⇥Group B: Argentina, Greece, Nigeria, South Korea⇥
⇥Group C: Algeria, England, Slovenia, United States⇥
⇥Group D: Australia, Germany, Ghana, Serbia⇥
⇥Group E: Cameroon, Denmark, Japan, Netherlands⇥
⇥Group F: Italy, New Zealand, Paraguay, Slovakia⇥
⇥Group G: Brazil, Ivory Coast, North Korea, Portugal⇥
⇥Group H: Chile, Honduras, Spain, Switzerland
World Cup Draw Live Blog↵

This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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