Republic of Ireland group draw for 2014 Brazil World Cup

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Updated: July 30, 2011

The Republic of Ireland have been drawn with Germany, Sweden, Austria, Faroe Islands & Kazakhstan. Its not the worst draw possible but we will have it tough against the Germans.

Group A
Croatia
Serbia
Belgium
SCOTLAND,
Macedonia
WALES

Group B
Italy
Denmark
Czech Republic
Bulgaria
Armenia
Malta

Group C
Germany
Sweden
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Austria
Faroe Islands
Kazakhstan

Group D
Netherlands
Turkey
Hungary
Romania
Estonia
Andorra

Group E
Norway
Slovenia
Switzerland
Albania
Cyprus
Iceland

Group F
Portugal
Russia
Israel
NORTHERN IRELAND
Azerbaijan
Luxembourg

Group G
Greece
Slovakia
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Lithuania
Latvia
Liechtenstein

Group H
ENGLAND
Montenegro
Ukraine
Poland
Moldova
San Marino

Group I
Spain
France
Belarus
Georgia
Finland

Live Commentary
21:00pm England look to have a tough draw against Montenegro & Ukraine.
20:58pm Germany are the top seeds in the Repubic of Ireland group
20:56pm Serbia & Croatia have added to the Wales and Scotland group.
20:55pm Sweden is added to the Republic of Ireland group.
20:54pm Israel is added to Northern Ireland group.
20:53pm Belgium is added to the Scotland & Wales group.
20:52pm The Republic of Ireland face Austria, Faroe Islands & Kazastan.
20:51pm Northern Ireland face Luxembourg, Azerbaijan.
20:50pm Scotland have drawn Wales.
20:48pm Pot 5 is being drawn, FYR Macedonia will face Wales.
20:47pm The rest of the teams from pot six are being drawn.
20:45pm Wales are the first team drawn out. So they are in Group A.
20:43pm Brazilian superstar Ronaldo is making the draw for Europe, they are up on stage so its about to start.
20:41pm Its just about to start, so we will be getting some info soon.
20:38pm The draw for New Zealand has finished, they drew the powerhouses of Fiji, Soloman Islands & Papua New Guinea.
20:33pm Its getting tense now, where will we be flying to next year and the year after.
20:27pm The draw should happen in next ten minutes.
20:21pm Our worst group would be :Spain, France, Bulgaria, Macedonia,Kazakhstan
20:18pm We should have the draw in less than 20min.
20:15pm We will be hoping for a group with Norway, Slovakia, Northern Ireland, Faroe Islands, Liechtenstein.
20:13pm Still looks like the draw is ten minutes away.

Draw pots
• You know the pack drill here. There will be eight round-robin groups of six teams, plus one of five, drawn from the following pots:
Pot 1: Spain, Netherlands, Germany, England, Portugal, Italy, Croatia, Norway, Greece.
Pot 2: France, Montenegro, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Slovenia, Turkey, Serbia, Slovakia.
Pot 3: Switzerland, Israel, Republic of Ireland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belarus, Ukraine, Hungary.
Pot 4: Bulgaria, Romania, Georgia, Lithuania, Albania, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Austria, Poland.
Pot 5: Armenia, Finland, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Moldova, Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Faroe Islands.
Pot 6: Wales, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malta, Andorra, San Marino.
• If Russia draw Georgia, they’ll redraw, or pop the ball in another group, or something.
• The winners of each group make it to Brazil. The eight best runners-up are paired into four home-and-away play-offs, the winners of each one booking their tickets to Rio (which may or may not be a good idea depending on where their matches will be held, but you know what I’m getting at).

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