FIFA has announced that Ghana will be in Pot 2 for Friday?s 2014 World Cup draw to be held in Brazil.

The Black Stars were initially tipped to be in Pot 3 together with the other African teams and Chile and Ecuador from South America but FIFA revealed the pot allocation at a press conference in Bahia on Tuesday before the main draw will be held later this week.

Ghana could potentially draw Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia or Argentina as they are the four seeded South American teams in Pot 1 or Germany, Spain, Belgium and Switzerland who are the top seeded European teams in the pot.

The teams in Pot 1 will be spread among the eight groups in the opening round as the top seeds while one team from Pot 4 will be drawn to Pot 2 in order to have 8 teams in all the pots for the draw.

According to FIFA, there will not be more than two European teams in any of the groups and South American teams will not face each other in the group stages of the tournament.

Here are the pot allocations for Friday?s World Cup draw in Brazil:

Pot 1: Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, Spain, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland.
Pot 2: Algeria, Cameroon, Chile, Ivory Coast, Ecuador, Ghana and Nigeria.
Pot 3: Australia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Iran, Japan, Korea Republic, Mexico, USA.
Pot 4: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, England, France, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia.

Information from FIFA and ESPN was used in this article.


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