World Cup draw 2014: Time to let the games begin

It was always going to be dramatic, and the World Cup draw delivered with some superb matches and groups selected.

The most eye catching, after all the talk and hype was over, was England being thrown into a group of death with Ururguay, Italy and Costa Rica.

Not only are they tough matches, but the matches will take place in areas of Brazil with high humidty, meaning the Three Lions face a real challenge to go through.

Spain, the favourites to win the World Cup in Brazil, were thrown in with Holland, Chile and Australia in a tricky contest that will throw up some exciting games early on.

Germany and Portugal were paired with Ghana and the USA in another contest, but for me, the most interesting group is C.

Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast and Japan are all in together, and all of them will feel like they could win the group, with Greece maybe the only side who are outside favourites.

All in all, the draw was superb – and it’s just made excitment for the actual tournament go through the roof.

So, click here, grab your tickets – and go and enjoy the action next summer.

The draw in full:

Group A: Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon.
Group B: Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia.
Group C: Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast, Japan.
Group D: Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, Italy.
Group E : Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras.
Group F: Argentina, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Iran, Nigeria.
Group G: Germany, Portugal, Ghana, USA.
Group H: Belgium, Algeria, Russia, South Korea.