Yep, I had to do it. I just HAD to do a post on soccer. And the contents of that post, you ask? Well, it's an invitation to draw up projected groups for next year's FIFA World Cup. 1st off. here are the pots as drawn up by FIFA:
Pot A(Host country, plus top 7 seeds)
South Africa, Italy, Argentina, Brazil, England, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain
Pot B(Asia, North America and Oceania)
Australia, Honduras, Japan, Korea DPR, Korean Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, United States
Pot C(Africa and South America)
Algeria, Cameroon, Chile, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Paraguay, Uruguay
Denmark, France, Greece, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland
Noting the restrictions in place, I came up with this draw:
UPDATE(12:03 PM CT): This is the revised version, to comply with FIFA rules.
South Africa, New Zealand, Uruguay, Portugal
Brazil, Algeria, Korean Republic, Slovenia
Italy, Cote D'Ivoire, Slovakia, Australia
The Netherlands, Denmark, Cameroon, Korea DPR
Argentina, Japan, France, Nigeria
Germany, Chile, United States, Serbia
Spain, Switzerland, Mexico, Paraguay
England, Ghana, Honduras, Greece
If you want to make your own draw, please do so in the comments section of this post. Your entry must be submitted by Noon ET on Friday to count.
Note the following restrictions that are in place for group play:
South Africa will play in Group A and will not face an African team. Argentina and Brazil will not face a South American team.