So there we have it, the World Cup draw is done and dusted and England have a tough but exciting group.
But of course the majority of our Premier League players these days represent other nations … so how have they fared.
Well Manchester United have plenty of players who will definitely go to the World Cup, some trying to force their way back into the international reckoning and a few on the cusp of a breakthrough.
So we thought we would test just how each of those players would feel after watching the draw today.
Well Patrice Evra will probably be smiling this evening. After Les Bleus struggled to get this far in the first place there was always going to be a lingering hope for an easier ride and their group containing Honduras, Switzerland and Ecuador will certainly give him a real chance of making it to the next stage.
However he will have to contest with team-mate Antonio Valencia when the two nations meet.
Another United v United tie takes place in Group B - where Spain have been drawn with Holland. Robin Van Persie will be looking to score the goals, although not likely to be beyond David De Gea - who is trying to force his way into the team as third-choice keeper.
Australia and Chile, who could take United youngster Angelo Henriquez with them, make up the group.
The club have three Brazilian internationals hoping to take part in Group A - but the trio of Rafael, Fabio and Anderson have not played for their nation in a while now. Javier Hernandez is also in the same group but is also struggling to get into the squad after a spate of poor form.
Portuguese winger Nani might just be the unfortunate recipient of a Group of Death. Portugal are in with Germany, Ghana and USA in Group G.
Shinji Kagawa will fancy his chances of making it through. The Ivory Coast, Colombia and Greece await Japan and he will fancy his team’s chances. Marouane Fellaini and, potentially, Adnan Januzaj will be pleased with their group - and feel confident of getting the best of Algeria, Russia and South Korea.
The largest contingent for United in Brazil will be the English boys. Wayne Rooney, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Michael Carrick and Danny Welbeck are all likely take on Uruguay, Italy and Costa Rica while Ashley Young and Tom Cleverley will also hope to be involved.
But they better get used to playing in some balmy weather. The temperature in Manaus, where they will play Italy in the opening game, can get up to well over 30 degrees centigrade and the humidity is ridiculous. A few trips to the sauna needed.
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