World Cup Draw on TV

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by monster, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. monster

    monster Member

    Oct 19, 1999
    Hanover, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The advance schedule for ESPN2 has a World Cup draw show from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4. I hadn't seen a time until now.
     
  2. TJF2

    TJF2 New Member

    Jun 11, 2009
    RI
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Niiice... what time is the actual drawing done though? I would like to plan my lunch break in advance...
     
  3. Mullet&Talon

    Mullet&Talon New Member

    Jul 20, 2007
    DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would like to see the rigging of the drawing on live TV.

    Sepp: "So, Jack who should be in the group of death?"

    Jack: "Start with the USA and those bastard English. I want them both gone. They give me nothing."
     
  4. cswan

    cswan Member

    May 13, 1999
    West Palm Beach, FL
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    According to FIFA's website, the draw, which takes place on Friday, December 4, in Cape Town, South Africa will be at 2:00pm local time. Here is the link to the article about the draw.

    http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/finaldraw/index.html

    Cape Town is 6 hours ahead of New York (Eastern time) in the USA, so that means the draw begins 8:00am (Eastern), 7am (Central), 6am (Mountain), 5am (Pacific).

    This gives a good indication of when the World Cup matches will happen too. It will be just like Germany in 2006, as they were also 6 hours advance of the East Coast. So plan on lots of lunchtime outings to see the matches next summer folks, or better yet skip work all together. Tell your boss, you have my permission.;)
     
  5. Patch

    Patch New Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    This is the first time I've followed the Qualification process all the way through. How exactly does the draw work. I know there are 8 seeds, but are the remaining 24 teams placed in any sort of order for the draw, or is every team 9-32 considered equal?
     
  6. DAGSports

    DAGSports New Member

    Sep 19, 2003
    The remaining teams are placed in pools by confederation (I think Europe is one, the seeded teams are another, and then the other confederations are combined in a pre-determined manner for a total of four pools). This ensures adherence to the rules that a maximum of two UEFA countries can be in a group, and no more than one from any other confederation.

    One team is drawn from each pool as A1 (which is actually South Africa), 2, 3, and 4, B1, 2, and so on. The dates for each group and order that teams will play each other has already been determined. The formula for what teams will play in the first knockout round (ex. Group A 1st place vs. Group B 2nd place), and what date each game will be played on has also been decided.
     
  7. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It will be a 6 hour difference between South Africa and Eastern Time during the World Cup, but for the draw in December it will be a 7 hour difference, since South Africa does not ever change its clocks.
     
  8. Prester John

    Prester John New Member

    Aug 7, 2009
    Captain for Life!
    Club:
    Des Moines Menace
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Divided into pots by region. The 2006 pots.
     
  9. Prester John

    Prester John New Member

    Aug 7, 2009
    Captain for Life!
    Club:
    Des Moines Menace
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  10. Autogolazo

    Autogolazo BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 19, 2000
    Bombay Beach, CA
    This is my favorite single broadcast event on the planet.

    It's like Christmas, Carnival and Halloween rolled into one.
     
  11. TJF2

    TJF2 New Member

    Jun 11, 2009
    RI
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So then the ESPN show will be on seven and a half hours after the actual draw? No point in watching it live then, since I will not be able to wait to see what the groups are!
     
  12. monster

    monster Member

    Oct 19, 1999
    Hanover, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's so cool. I'm putting in for the day off.
     
  13. monster

    monster Member

    Oct 19, 1999
    Hanover, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That story is not accurate. I just found something from a South African source intended for media covering the draw.

    That jibes with the ESPN broadcast schedule.
     
  14. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's like Christmas only if you're the type family that puts coal in random children's stockings.;)
     
  15. cswan

    cswan Member

    May 13, 1999
    West Palm Beach, FL
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks for the information! This is good news. Now I will take a long lunch at work to see this on ESPN. You would think that FIFA could at least update the story to reflect the 7:00pm draw time, I mean it's on their own website!

    So based on this info, the draw will be televised live on ESPN, on Fri. Dec. 4 starting at 12 Noon (Eastern).
     
  16. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Mar 17, 2004
    Club:
    --other--
    with cheesy FIFA entertainment included.
     
  17. tab5g

    tab5g Member+

    May 17, 2002
    Heidi Klum was there for the 06 (Germany) draw. Who knows who might show up for the 2010 draw?
     
  18. cswan

    cswan Member

    May 13, 1999
    West Palm Beach, FL
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Charlize Theron?
     
  19. Vegalta_Sendai

    Feb 14, 2000
    Santa Clara, CA, USA
    Club:
    Vegalta Sendai
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dude, that's my favorite part! :)
     
  20. ender408

    ender408 New Member

    Oct 18, 2006
    What are the chances of the US getting seeded?
     
  21. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    There are several threads on that here in this forum.

    Basically, slim and none, and slim's strapped in and is waiting to leave town.
     
  22. Adam Zebrowski

    Adam Zebrowski New Member

    May 28, 1999
    i believe univision does the draw too...

    isn't friday dec 4, a weekend of semis for college...women or men, so the draw runs right into the college semis??
     
  23. rabble-rabble

    rabble-rabble Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    West Jordan, UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Indeed it does seem as though I've watched the draw on Univision on at least one occasion (either because it wasn't shown at all on ESPN or because ESPN showed it on delay and I wanted to watch it live.)
     
  24. roadkit

    roadkit Greetings from the Fringe of Obscurity

    Jul 2, 2003
    Fornax Cluster
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Actually, slim ain't leavin' town. FIFA pulled a "Fargo" and dropped his ass in a woodchipper.
     
  25. monster

    monster Member

    Oct 19, 1999
    Hanover, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's the women. They are still doing one semi live and one taped. The live one is at 5:30 that afternoon. It is not right after the draw.
     

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