Group A:South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay, France
Group B: Argentina, South Korea, Nigeria, Greece
Group C: England,USA, Algeria, Slovenia
Group D: Germany, Australia, Ghana, Serbia
Group E: Netherlands, Denmark, Japan, Cameroon
Group F: Italy, New Zealand, Paraguay, Slovakia
Group G: Brazil, North Korea, Ivory Coast, Portugal
Group H: Spain, Honduras, Chile, Switzerland
It’s underway but the bulk of the draw should fall in our time (between 18-19GMT). BBC Sport has live coverage now. Give us your reaction as the names come out of the hat. Here’s what we’ve planned.
1. Tell you the draw. We don’t have rights to broadcast the ceremony, but we’ll have a reporter in Cape Town at the event, and we can tell you the groups as they come out of the hat.
2. Hear your response to the draw (obviously).
3. Answer any questions you have about South Africa’s hosting of the event.
4. Discuss whether all major sporting events should be given to developing nations? India has the Commonwealth Games, Brazil has the Olympics and South Africa has the World Cup. Do their experiences make the case for the wealthiest events being kept away from the wealthiest countries?
…and I’ve a couple of requests for those taking pulling the names out of the hat. No Ivory Coast for England please. And preferably no USA, Ghana or Portugal either. I’d ask for Bafana Bafana (South Africa) but sadly we’re both seeded so that’s not going to happen. Which is a shame as those who land the hosts get to play in a packed and raucous stadium and almost certainly get to win the game as well.
If that seems harsh, I’d refer you to Bafana Bafana’s current position of 80-somethingth in the world ranking. I hope they prove the ratings and me wrong, but I can’t see it.