Which group will be the “group of death” in the 2014 World Cup? Who's going to travel the most? And why should you care about Manaus, anyway? These are three important nuggets you need to know before Friday.

Here's what you need to know about Friday's World Cup draw

On Friday, the World Cup draw will be announced, as the 32 teams that qualified for the World Cup will find out where they'll end up, and who they'll be playing. Here's what you need to know before the big day.A rough draw for Team AmericaIn most scenarios, the United States won't wind up in a friendly World Cup group. The reason comes down to the pot system.Wesley Sneijder of the Netherlands (right) could be an opponent for the United ...

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