On Friday 6 December, the eyes of the entire world will turn to Costa Do Sauipe in the Brazilian state of Bahia for the Final Draw of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.
From 1pm local time (5pm CET), singers Alexandre Pires, Vanessa da Mata, Alcione and Margareth Menezes, hip-hop artist Emicida, dance troupe Companhia de Danca Deborah Colker and Afro-Brazilian group Olodum will set about entertaining viewers and invited guests.
Subsequently, FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke will oversee the actual draw, accompanied by eight football stars representing each of the countries that have previously lifted the famous trophy: Cafu, Fernando Hierro, Zinedine Zidane, Fabio Cannavaro, Lothar Matthaus, Alcides Ghiggia, Geoff Hurst and Mario Kempes.
The FIFA Secretary General told FIFA.com recently that the draw is a “major event in itself, followed by millions of television viewers all around the world, just like every World Cup match”.
FIFA.comwill cover every aspect and detail of the Final Draw, which will be attended by 1,300 special guests and 2,000 journalists. The night before, FIFA.comusers will discover some of the secrets behind the draw, as well as exclusive interviews with participating stars.
The live broadcast will kick off on Friday at 9am local time (1pm CET), featuring statistics, news, photos and exclusive videos, as well as the thoughts of various national coaches.
Once the draw is complete, FIFA.com will engage in a detailed analysis of the eight groups and share the reactions of the coaches of all 32 competing teams.
Follow the draw from anywhere
FIFA.com’s exclusive live coverage is not just available via PC. In fact, there are a variety of ways of following the ceremony worldwide.
Fans can track every moment of the draw using the FIFA app, officially launched on Monday, which they can download from the App Store or Google Play and install on their mobile phones or tablets.
In addition, social network users will be able to stay up-to-date with the draw, share their opinions and make predictions via the official 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Facebook page and Twitter feed.
Whether on FIFA.com, Facebook, Twitter or with the newly downloadable FIFA app, lovers of the beautiful game are guaranteed to enjoy every second of this much-anticipated event.