The inaugural (and quite probably only) Flat Oeuf World Cup sweepstake draw will take place in approximately 30 minutes time and you can follow all the action, as it happens, right here.
Of the 32 teams that are taking part in the competition, 24 will be randomly allocated — two each — to the following 12 people who have entered the sweepstake: Caspurs, DAVID, Flat Oeuf, Freund or Foe, McG, Ronwol, SpurAndy, SpursNut, Spurstacus/Jonspur/Fat Bertha/Jonjo Spurvy/Whateverthehellelsehedecidestocallhimself, StillNilNil*, Superspoz and Unkle Taff.
The eight teams not initially allocated will be held back and distributed at the conclusion of the group stages so that those unfortunate enough to have drawn a pair of duds during the group stage will (barring a freakish set of results) still have an interest in the knockout stages. Obviously, if any of those eight teams doesn’t make it through the group stage then they will not be allocated for the knockout stage. Priority for this secondary draw will be given to those participants who have seen both their teams knocked out during the group stage.
No participant can have more than two teams at any one time and the trading of teams is strictly prohibited.
So, talk amongst yourselves for a bit whilst the final preparations are taking place. Kick-off is at 11am (GMT).
* Whilst StillNilNil didn’t actually enter the competition, I needed to make the numbers up to 12 and, knowing how much he loves international football (and the World Cup in particular), it would have been plain wrong to have left him out of the fun.