FIFA denies Henry handball connection

Updated: December 2, 2009, 1:31 PM ET
Associated Press

CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- France will not be a seeded team for Friday's World Cup draw, meaning Les Bleus could face powerful teams such as Brazil or Spain in the group stage.

Host South Africa will be seeded in Group A and open the World Cup at Soccer City on June 11. The United States will be in a group with one of the seeded teams, a European team and a team from either Africa or South America.

The other seeded teams -- based on a mixture of current FIFA rankings and historical ...

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