Spain start defence against Holland
World champions Spain will face Holland, the side they beat in the 2010 final, in the group stage of the 2014 finals next summer.
Spain's first game will be against the Dutch in a tough-looking Group B along with Chile and Australia - though perhaps not as difficult as Group G where Germany are up against Portugal, Ghana and the United States.
Hosts Brazil will play Croatia in the opening match of the World Cup in Sao Paulo while Mexico and Cameroon are the other sides in Group A.
England have a daunting challenge in Group D against seeds Uruguay, Italy and Costa Rica.
Group E looks the easiest, where France will play Switzerland, Ecuador and Honduras, while in Group F Lionel Messi and Argentina are up against Nigeria, Iran and debutants Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Group C looks finally balanced where Colombia, Ivory Coast, Japan and Greece are together, while Group H will feature Belgium, Russia, Algeria and South Korea.
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said his side had to be at the top of their game for the opening match of the group against Holland.
He said: "We're going to have to prepare ourselves from day one and get in the right frame of mind. They are going to demand everything from us. But it's up to us to perform, it's not just down to our opponents.
"Holland have changed since 2010, especially in midfield and in defence. But they've still got Van Persie and Robben.
"Chile have been playing very good football, which is very uncomfortable to play against, for the last few years. They are very strong at pressing, they have very intelligent footballers who are very skillful. They will be very difficult."
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