The Four Stages

 

Tomorrow's draw will be carried out in four stages:

1 The eight seeds - France, Brazil, Germany, Argentina, Spain, Italy, Holland and Romania - will be drawn to see which group they will head. It has already been decided that Brazil will top Group A and France Group C.

2 Eight of the nine remaining European qualifiers - Scotland, Austria, Belgium, Yugoslavia, Croatia, England, Bulgaria, Denmark and Norway - will be drawn.

3 The five African finalists - South Africa, Cameroon, Morocco, Nigeria, Tunisia - and the three CONCACAF countries - Jamaica, United States and Mexico - will be drawn.

4 The remaining qualifiers - Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Japan, Iran and the remaining European team not picked in the second stage of the draw.