Group Of Life? World Cup Draw Gives France, Belgium, Argentina Favorable Foes In First Round

December 7, 2013 3:27 AM

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Group Of Life? World Cup Draw Gives France, Belgium, Argentina Favorable Foes In First Round

Brazil's Robinho, center, celebrates with Neymar after scoring the winning goal during the second half of their international friendly soccer match, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

Croatia's Vedran Corluka, center and Dejan Lovren celebrate their victory over Iceland as Iceland's Gylfi Sigurosson looks on during their World Cup qualifying playoff second leg soccer match in Zagreb, Croatia, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Cameroon's forward Jean Makoun waves a Cameroonian flag as he celebrates qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil after winning the second leg qualifying football match between Cameroon and Tunisia on November 17, 2013 in Yaounde. Cameroon won 4-1. AFP PHOTO / HOSNI MANOUBI (Photo credit should read HOSNI MANOUBI/AFP/Getty Images)

Netherlands' Wesley Sneijder (R) celebrates his goal with his teammates during the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying football match Turkey vs Netherlands on October 15, 2013 at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in Istanbul. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Spanish national football team's players celebrate their opener scored by Spain's midfielder Santiago Cazorla during the FIFA 2014 World Cup friendly football match Equatorial Guinea vs Spain at the Olympic stadium in Malabo on November 16, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ VALENTINA LIZARD (Photo credit should read VALENTINA LIZARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Australia's teammates celebrate their victory over Iraq in their World Cup soccer Asian qualifying match at the Sydney Olympic Stadium in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Australia won the match 1-0 and qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

FILE - In this June 7, 2013 file photo, Chile team poses prior to the start the 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match between Paraguay and Chile in Asuncion, Paraguay. Background from left: goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, Arturo Vidal, Marcos Gonzalez, Jose Rojas and Eduardo Vargas. Foreground from left: Alexis Sanchez, Mauricio Isla, Marcelo Diaz, Gary Medel, Esteban Paredes, and Eugenio Mena. The draw for the 2014 World Cup finals takes place Friday Dec. 6, 2013 near Salvador, Brazil. The 32 teams will be drawn into eight groups of four. The top two in each group will progress to the knockout stages. Twelve stadiums in twelve cities will host matches. (AP Photo/Cesar Olmedo, File)

Colombia's Itagui's players pose a group photo before the start of their match againts Paraguayan Libertad during the Copa Sudamericana football match at the Polideportivo Sur stadium in Envigado, Antioquia department, Colombia on November 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Raul ARBOLEDA (Photo credit should read RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

The Greece team celebrate after defeating Romania in their World Cup qualifying playoff second leg match at the National Arena in Bucharest, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2013 file photo, Ivory Coast soccer team poses prior to the World Cup 2014 qualifying soccer match between Ivory Coast and Senegal at Mohammed V stadium in Casablanca, Morocco. Background from left: Yaya Toure, Toure Kolo Abib, Souleman Bamba, Romaric N'Dri, and Salomon Kalou. Foreground from left: Gosso Jean-Jacques, Zokora Deguy, goalkeeper Barry Boubacar, Didier Drogba, Aurier Serge and Yao Kouassi Gervais. The draw for the 2014 World Cup finals takes place Friday Dec. 6, 2013 near Salvador, Brazil. The 32 teams will be drawn into eight groups of four. The top two in each group will progress to the knockout stages. Twelve stadiums in twelve cities will host matches (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar, File)

Japan players celebrate after scoring the first goal during their 2014 World Cup Asian zone qualifying soccer match between Iraq and Japan at the Al -Arabi Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY - NOVEMBER 20: Luis Suarez of Uruguay runs with the ball during leg 2 of the FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Uruguay and Jordan at Centenario Stadium Stadium on November 20, 2013 in Montevideo, Uruguay. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)

Footballer Jerry Palacios (C) of Costa Rica's team Alajuelense, celebrates with teammates after scoring against Mexico's America, during their Concacaf Champions Cup match at the Azteca Stadium, in Mexico City, on October 22, 2013. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

England's Wayne Rooney, on the ground, celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal during the World Cup Group H qualification soccer match between England and Poland at Wembley stadium in London, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - OCTOBER 11: Pablo Daniel Osvaldo of Italy in action during the FIFA 2014 world cup qualifier between Denmark and Italy on October 11, 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Switzerland’s players celebrates after scoring (2-0) in a World Cup Group E qualifier versus host Albania in Tirana, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)

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