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World Cup draw discussion area

Update: Here's the FIFA site.

Here's the US Soccer site.

FIFA-World-Cup-2010-South-Africa-261x300Here's a reminder that the World Cup draw will take place Friday, and you can watch on ESPN at 9 a.m. ... or along with Sounders GM Adrian Hanauer over a morning pint at the George & Dragon in Seattle.

Here's the info on that:

WHO: Soccer Fans & Sounders FC General Manager Adrian Hanauer

WHAT: 2010 FIFA World Cup Draw Viewing

WHEN: 9 a.m. Friday, December 4

WHERE: George & Dragon Pub; 206 North 36th St.; Seattle 98103

A new official 2010 FIFA World Cup match ball from adidas will be unveiled and raffled off at the event.

The draw will determine the opponents for all 32 teams, including the U.S. National Team, that have qualified for next summer's FIFA World Cup in South Africa. ESPN2 will televise the draw live from Cape Town.

Meanwhile, here's an MLS-centric preview. And here's a pre-draw assessment from Freddie Ljungberg for ESPNsoccernet.

Friday is mostly a travel day for me. If I can get to a computer after the draw, I'll try to open a new blog entry with the news. If not, this post will obviously remain if you guys would like to provide the scoop in my absence, and then discuss the implications.