This weekend, FIFA.com will deliver extensive coverage of the feverishly anticipated Preliminary Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ to football fans everywhere. Follow all the fun live from Rio de Janeiro as we cover the Preliminary Draw in a number of exciting and exclusive ways.
Welcome to DrawCast*
Our live Draw application (DrawCast) will ensure that fans experience the draw in all of its flair and flavour. The application includes a number of interactive features such as a real-time layout of all the pots and groups; live streams of the latest photos, videos and news from Rio de Janeiro and a live commentary function that will cover everything from the red-carpet interviews to post-draw reactions from coaches and VIPs.
The live Draw application will also house a real-time FanChat which will run throughout the day, allowing fans from all over the world to express their thoughts and opinions - all this, in one easily accessible application! DrawCast will start at 12:00 local time (17:00 CET) and will stay open late into the Brazilian evening.
The main draw event begins at 15:00 local time (20.00 CET) on Saturday and will be streamed live on FIFA.com. Join Master of Ceremonies and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke for what promises to be an emotional and exciting afternoon at the Marina da Gloria in Rio de Janeiro.
All the news
From celebrity interviews to group analysis, the news coverage will be quick and colourful on FIFA.com this weekend. We will have feature articles on all of the exciting happenings surrounding the draw and several exclusive interviews with various celebrities, football stars, coaches, world leaders and dignitaries in attendance. For numbers’ fans, we will also have in-depth statistical coverage on the draw results.
Win a signed jersey
While you’re watching the draw on FIFA.com why not take our new Club Twitter Challenge? All you have to do is follow @fifacomclub on Twitter and pay attention to our updates during Saturday’s draw proceedings. Up for grabs is a signed men’s national football team jersey from 2010 FIFA World Cup hosts South Africa. To find out more read the ‘Here comes the second challenge’ news link located to the right of this article.
We hope you enjoy our rich and varied menu for this weekend. It promises to be a draw full of spectacle and surprises and we plan to share every exciting aspect of it with you, right here, on FIFA.com!