World Cup Final Draw 2014: A primer for Friday's shuffling of the ping pong balls

What you need to know ahead of Friday's World Cup draw. Click here for the full results of the draw.

The World Cup draw will finally be made on Friday, and it will lead to six months of over-analyzing and very wonderful trash-talking. The 32 qualified teams have been organized into pots, but they're not perfectly even due to the high number of European teams that qualified, but did not get seeded for the tournament.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
Brazil Algeria Australia Bosnia-Herz
Argentina Cameroon Iran Croatia
Colombia Ivory Coast Japan England
Uruguay Ghana South Korea France
Belgium Nigeria Costa Rica Greece
Germany Chile Honduras Italy
Spain Ecuador Mexico Netherlands
Switzerland United States Portugal
Russia

One team from Pot 4 will end up being drawn alongside the Pot 2 teams and FIFA has procedures in place to ensure sufficient geographic separation between continents, though one group will have to pit two European teams against each other.

The draw gets underway at 11 a.m. ET, 1 p.m. local time from the resort town of Mata de São João in Bahia, Brazil. They certainly couldn't get everyone to show up without providing some incentives. If you want to know more about all of the teams involved, check out SB Nation's 2014 World Cup draw preview.

After the draw SB Nation and KICKTV will have a live reaction show, which you can see by clicking here. You can hang out in the comments of that post for discussion during and after the draw.

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