The Black Stars of Ghana have been placed in Pot 3 for next week’s World Cup Draw in Costa do Sauipe in the Brazilian state of Bahia.
The 32 country competition is 194 days away from kick off in Sao Paulo. Ghana will be making her third appearance at the quadrennial competition.
The Stars are in the same pot with fellow African countries Nigeria, Algeria, Cote D’Ivoire and Cameroon. Former World Champions France and South American power houses Ecuador and Chile are all housed in pot 3.
The Draw takes place on Friday December 6. World Champions Spain, Host Brazil, giants Argentina, Germany, Columbia, Uruguay, Switzerland and Belgium are the teams seeded in Pot 1 and this is based on October’s FIFA World Rankings.
A maximum of two teams from Europe will be permitted in each of the eight groups.
Below is the full seeding.
Pot 1 Spain, Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Belgium, Uruguay, Switzerland, Brazil
Pot 2 Japan, Iran, South Korea, Australia, USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras
Pot 3 Chile, Ecuador, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Algeria, Nigeria, Cameroon, France.
Pot 4 Netherlands, Italy, England, Portugal, Greece, Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Russia
The Draw is scheduled to start at 13:00 local time (17:00CET) and will be presented by Brazilian actors Fernanda Lima and Rodrigo Hilbert, with artists such as Margareth Menezes, Olodum, Alcione and Emicida providing the entertainment.
Additionally, World Cup legends such as Cafu, Fabio Cannavaro, Mario Kempes, Lothar Matthaus, Zinedine Zidane and Geoff Hurst will all be involved in the draw itself.