.. for the results of the World Cup draw which is due to take place at the Costa do Sauipe resort in Brazil sometime on Friday here’s something to pass the time while we wait.
This is what the draw looked like for the 1938 World Cup in France
This is what the draw looked like for the last world cup in South Africa
That ceremony was presented by Charlize Theron.David Beckham and Haile Gebrselassie were among the many stars that glittered at the event.
About 200 million people around the world watched it on television.
It is reported that the current draw involves a 45-mile security cordon around the venue. There are 4,800 guests and 3,600 armed guards – which apparently works out to about three guards for every four guests – or four guests for every three guards – depending on your perspective.
The venue as you can see below is bordered by the sea at one end.So some of those guards in the 45 mile cordon are either in boats or in submarines.
Lots more funny facts and figures on the World Cup draw here