Thirty-two teams, a world of possibilities. The 31 countries that qualified for the 2014 World Cup and host nation Brazil will be hoping for the luck of the draw today ( 8:30 a.m., ESPN2). That’s when their names are plucked from bowls in a globally televised extravaganza to determine where, when and, most important, who they will play in Brazil in June at soccer’s showcase tournament. The 90-minute ceremony will be televised live to more than 190 countries. Even in the 177 soccer-playing nations and territories that didn’t qualify for the monthlong tournament, fans will be hoping for encounters worthy of this showpiece. – Associated Press
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