The pot allocations for the Preliminary Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ were announced today at a media conference involving FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter and FIFA Secretary-General Jerome Valcke at the Marina da Gloria, Rio de Janeiro, the location for Saturday’s event.

The pot allocations are based on July’s FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking which was announced today at 10.00 CET (N.B. The March Ranking positions were used for the CONCACAF allocations). However, the Asian Zone allocations will only be known following Thursday’s qualifying matches.

The Preliminary Draw begins at 15.00 local time (20.00 CET) on Saturday, with the FIFA Secretary-General acting as the Master of Ceremonies.

During the media conference the dates for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2014 FIFA World Cup were announced. The 2013 event will take place between 15 and 30 June, while the FIFA World Cup will be held from 12 June to 13 July 2014.

*To view the pot allocations, please click on the Pot allocations for the Brazil 2014 Preliminary Draw link, which can be found on the right hand side.