Despite Brazil’s obsession with football not all the population is keen for the World Cup to be a success.
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England will face Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica in the Group Stage of the 2014 World Cup.
The Group D match-ups were confirmed at the official 2014 Draw in Costa do Sauipe, northeast Brazil, ahead of next summer's tournament.
The start of the FIFA 2014 World Cup Draw is due to begin shortly in Costa do Sauipe, northeast Brazil, after minor delays at the ceremony.
Roy Hodgson is among 32 international football coaches in Salvador, northeast Brazil, eagerly awaiting the outcome of the FIFA 2014 World Cup Draw.
The FIFA 2014 World Cup Draw ceremony has kicked off with a tribute to Nelson Mandela.
The Foreign Office and the Football Supporters Federation have issued some travel tips for England supporters going to Brazil for the World Cup:
- Be aware of the long travel distances between games
- Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of six months from the date of entry into Brazil
- Be aware there are additional requirements for all children under 18 entering or travelling through Brazil without a legal guardian or with one parent alone
- Ensure you have travel insurance and that it covers you for all activities you want to take part in
- Fans should avoid all protests and demonstrations - they should monitor local media and follow guidance from the local authorities
- Be aware that Brazil has a high road accident rate and crime levels are also high
England are to discover this afternoon who they are to face in the group stage of the World Cup in Brazil.
There are four pots:
- Pot 1: Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Colombia, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Uruguay
- Pot 2: Algeria, Cameroon, Chile, Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Ghana, Nigeria
- Pot 3: Australia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Iran, Japan, Korea Republic, Mexico, USA
- Pot 4: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, England, France, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia
One side from Pot 4 will be drawn as a Pot 2 side.
Roy Hodgson has dismissed safety fears surrounding next year's World Cup in Brazil.
Hodgson shrugged off concerns over the proximity of England's training camp to a favela saying: "Where in Rio is there not a favela up the road?".
The England manager said he had every "faith" that Fifa and the Brazilian government would ensure the safety of players and fans.
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Roy Hodgson has said he plans to keep England's players in a normal family environment until the pressures of the World Cup begin.
England players' partners became a controversial feature of the 2006 World Cup, with critics arguing their presence became a distraction, but Hodgson said he intends to allow the players to see their families.
Hodgson admitted the training pitch needed to be improved "enormously", but insisted he was generally very happy with the state of the training facilities and the surrounding area.
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Due to Fifa's seeding system England could be handed a difficult draw, but Mr Hodgson insisted he was "excited" and not worried about finding out his side's opponents.