Reuters, Published December 06 2013
WORLD CUP DRAW: US soccer team will play Germany, Portugal and Ghana
The United States' group includes Germany, Portugal and Ghana. It's considered one of a few "groups of death," meaning the teams in it are all considered strong.
Brazil was grouped with Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon while Spain and the Dutch have a tough Group B which also contains Chile and Australia.
The complicated draw procedure also put England, Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica together in Group D, but most of the big soccer nations will be happy with the outcome.
Bosnia, the only one of the 32 teams taking part in their first World Cup finals, face Argentina, Iran and Nigeria.
The final is in Rio de Janeiro on July 13.
Draw for the 2014 World Cup finals made on Friday:
3. Ivory Coast
2. Costa Rica
4. United States
4. South Korea