The Heat: FIFA World Cup draw

The Heat

FIFA World Cup Draw

Thirty-two teams will compete for the FIFA World Cup in Russia next June marking the first time that country has hosted the popular event.

According to FIFA, the 2014 competition was viewed by 3.2 billion people with 1 billion tuning in for the final.  In short, nearly half the world’s population will watch at least some of the matches. At Friday’s draw in Moscow teams were divided into eight groups.

Brazil, with the most titles, is among the favorites.

To discuss all of this:

  • Elliot Ross, writes extensively about football in Africa
  • John Gubba, documentary filmmaker and football historian
  • Paul Jun Dong,  a sports and culture commentator 
  • Artur Petrosyan, Russian football journalist

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