Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan, 29 April 2013.
The Groups are known.
During a solemn ceremony attended by numerous high dignitaries from Azerbaijan and the qualified countries but also CISM Officials, the CISM President Colonel Hamad Kalkaba was in attendance, and with the remarked presence of Mr Walter Gagg, FIFA Representative, Colonel Nevzat Varol, General Coordinator of the 1st CISM World Football Trophy, drew the names of the countries and their corresponding group numbers and positions.
Suspense could be felt among the massive audience as the names were drawn one by one, with a chorus of applauses and emotions when all matches scenarios were imagined by every participant at every name picking. The final results of this drawing of lots clearly anticipates epic football matches next July in Baku, with a fantastic Opening match; Azerbaijan Versus Mali!
Azerbaijan (1), Iraq (2), Mali (3) and Canada (4).
Algeria (1), France (2), Bahrain (3) and Kenya (4).
Oman (1), Côte d’Ivoire (2), Germany (3) and USA (4).
Brazil (1), The Netherlands (2), Qatar (3) and Cameroon (4).