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Join the live World Cup draw Skype chat

World Cup mascot Zakumi poses outside the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
World Cup mascot Zakumi poses outside the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
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London, England (CNN) -- The 19th FIFA World Cup kicks off in South Africa on June 11 next year and this Friday sees the all important draw take place at the International Convention Center in Cape Town.

We know there are thousands of you out there who are looking forward to the draw and will have plenty to say about it as events unfold.

So we'd like to invite you to join in our live World Cup draw Skype chat which will put you in touch with football fans around the globe as well as our team here at Connect the World.

Becky Anderson will be hosting a live chat starting at 5:30pm GMT -- that's 6:30pm CET. So log on and join the debate and tell us what you think about your teams' chances. We'll be taking your comments live for about a hour.

Becky will be joined by CNN World Sport's Terry Baddoo and South African footballer Benni McCarthy. They will both be giving their expert analysis on all the twists and turns of the draw.

Remember, there are 32 teams in the 2010 World Cup and they will be divided into eight groups.

For the draw, teams have been put into four pots. Pot One includes the seeded teams -- including 2014 hosts Brazil, England and many people's favorites to win the trophy, Spain. Pot Two features all the teams from Asia, North and Central America, the Caribbean and Oceania, Pot Three, the teams from Africa and South America and Pot Four the remaining European teams including France and Portugal.

All you need to get involved is a Skype username. To join in simply go to the Connect the World web page on Friday and click on the "join the chat". We look forward to hearing your opinions as each country finds out their fate.

You can also get all the latest news about the build up to the World Cup in South Africa here.