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PHOTOS: Pele, Cafu at 2014 FIFA World Cup draw

December 07, 2013 00:19 IST

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The draw for 2014 FIFA World Cup, which will be played from June 12 to July 13, was held in Costa do Sauípe near Salvador, Brazil on Friday.

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The event opened with a tribute to Nelson Mandela, who passed away early Friday at the age of 95.


Image: A tribute to Nelson Mandela is displayed on a screen as FIFA President Sepp Blatter, Brazil President Dilma Rousseff and hosts Fernanda Lima and Rodrigo Hilbert stand on stage before the final draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup at Costa do Sauipe Resort, Bahia, Brazil on Friday
Photographs: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

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Fernanda De Lima was host for the evening. She shared the stage with FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke to kick off proceedings.


Image: Host Fernanda Lima and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke speak to the audience before the draw announcement on Friday
Photographs: Clive Mason/Getty Images

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Spain coach Vicente del Bosque speaks to the audience after placing the World Cup trophy on stage.


Image: Spain coach Vicente del Bosque on stage
Photographs: Clive Mason/Getty Images

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Former Brazil captain, Cafu, holds up the name of Brazil.

Five-time champions Brazil are drawn in Group A and will play Croatia in the opening game of the World Cup


Image: Draw assistant Cafu holds up the name of Brazil during the draw
Photographs: Clive Mason/Getty Images

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Bebeto performs his famous goal celebration with Brazil's top female footballer Marta and 2014 World Cup's official mascot, Fuleco.

This was Bebeto's 'baby-cradle' celebration during the 1994 USA World Cup quater-final against Holland.


Image: Bebeto performs his famous goal celebration with Marta and the official mascot, Fuleco on Friday
Photographs: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

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FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke holds up the name of Germany. Germany will face Portugal, Ghana and US in Group G.


Image: FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke holds up the name of Germany during the Final Draw on Friday
Photographs: Clive Mason/Getty Images

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Brazil's famous footballing hero Pele added some star appeal to the glitzy evening.


Image: Pele applauds the audience before the draw on Friday
Photographs: Clive Mason/Getty Images

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What is Brazil without music and dance and this event had lots of hip-shaking, feet thumping music.

Grammy award-winning Latin American singer Vanessa da Mata perfomed with local flavour Alexandre Pires do Nascimento. 


Image: Vanessa da Mata and Alexandre Pires perform before the final draw announcement on Friday
Photographs: Clive Mason/Getty Images

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Ronaldo, the original one, and, the highest goal-scorer in FIFA World Cup history, also graced the event.


Image: Ronaldo speaks to the audience on stage before the draw on Friday
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Alcione, Brazil’s popular Samba artist (right) and the evening’s MC and Brazil’s latest hip-hop sensation Emicida break into a jig on stage.


Image: Alcione and Emicida perform on stage before the draw on Friday
Photographs: Clive Mason/Getty Images

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