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Where to Find the World Cup Draw Live On US Television and Internet

The anticipation is building for Friday’s World Cup Draw, live from Brazil, where the world will find out who will play who in the ultimate soccer tournament on the globe.

The draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup will be shown live on US television and Internet on Friday, December 6.

Here are the details of where you can find it:

English-language: ESPN will begin its broadcast of the World Cup Draw on 11:30am ET and will conclude at 1:30pm ET. ESPN will broadcast the draw on ESPN2 and The show will be hosted by Bob Ley, and will feature studio analysts Steve McManaman, Alexi Lalas, Santiago Solari and Michael Ballack. Taylor Twellman will on-air via a live feed from Kansas City. will show the world feed of FIFA World Cup Draw ceremony beginning at 11am.

Spanish-language: Coverage on ESPN Deportes begins at 11am ET.

Univision and Univision Deportes begins their broadcast at 10:50am ET, and will feature appearances from Pelé, Cafu, Fabio Cannavaro, Mario Kempes, and Zinedine Zidane.


World Soccer Talk will be coming to you on Friday live from ESPN headquarters in Bristol, CT.  We’ll be there to interview the ESPN celebrities, and to capture video from the World Cup Draw, the ESPN FC show and a tour of the ESPN campus, which we’ll be bringing to you at a later date.

If you have any specific interview questions you’d like us to ask Steve McManaman, Michael Ballack, Santiago Solari, Alexi Lalas, Craig Burley, Shaka Hislop, Bob Ley or any of the other ESPN talent, please suggest them in the comments section below.

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  1. brazuca

    December 6, 2013 at 11:09 am

    If you don’t want to bother with multiple talking heads, then watch the unedited world feed.

    Don’t expect the final pot to be drawn until 12:45pm ET/9:45am PT at the earliest, as the “entertainment” tends to run longer than scheduled.

  2. Matt

    December 5, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    But what time does it actually start? If I remember correctly there was an abundance of pomp and circumstance associated with the draw in 2010.

    • USA Fan

      December 6, 2013 at 8:31 am

      The first team will probably get drawn on Saturday. Saturday Dec 14.

  3. gillyrosh

    December 5, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Two hours, eh? I feel like FIFA is going to drag this out the way UEFA does the UCL & Europa League draws.

  4. Smokey Bacon

    December 4, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Spoiler alert! Don’t waste your time. I’ve just come back from the future. Brazil won it.

    • rory

      December 4, 2013 at 10:32 pm

      lol I agree – I can’t see Brazil losing at home & if they do slip up another side from the Americas will win. Spain is Euro’s only hope and they may have peaked

      • Flyvanescence

        December 5, 2013 at 6:02 pm

        Germany looks unstoppable right now. Although my money is still on spain.


    December 4, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Outstanding news on being live from Bristol! Please ask Alexi if the seeding process works to keep the US team out of the knockout stage? It appears that the US will have to beat out a major European and South American team to advance. How much of this was by design to keep tradional powers playing beyond the group stage.

    • Proud Eurosnob

      December 5, 2013 at 8:39 am

      I could care less if the US is eliminated at the group stage, which I hope happens and will continue to happen unless and until the US start to become regulars in the Copa America Tournament (like Mexico) and plays the South Americans in the WCQs.

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