The 19th edition of the FIFA World Cup will take place between June 11 and July 11 of 2010 in South Africa.

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The draw for the finals took place on Dec. 4 in Cape Town.

Italy is the defending champion, winning 5-3 in the 2006 World Cup in a penalty shootout over France.

Eight groups comprise the field of 32 World Cup teams. Each group and its members are listed below

Group A: France, Mexico, South Africa, Uruguay

Group B: Argentina, Greece, Nigeria, South Korea

Group C: Algeria, England, Slovenia, United States

Group D: Australia, Germany, Ghana, Serbia

Group E: Cameroon, Denmark, Japan, Netherlands

Group F: Italy, New Zealand, Paraguay, Slovakia

Group G: Brazil, Ivory Coast, North Korea, Portugal

Group H: Chile, Honduras, Spain, Switzerland

The winning team of the 2010 World Cup will receive $31 million in prize money.

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