Where you can watch World Cup qualifying highlights
I wasn't able to actually say what we were planning, because the deal was not fully done, but when I said " ...it's definitely worth checking the site around the day of the draw for some content that ought to really whet the appetite ahead of football's greatest event ..." I was referring to video highlights of the qualifiying campaigns of all 31 teams (the 32nd, South Africa, did not have to qualify of course, as hosts).
However, sports rights is a devilishly complicated business, and therefore I need to explain what you can and cannot see on this website today, especially to users of the site outside the UK.
Inside the UK, you can watch video highlights of how all the teams reached South Africa, although the five African teams who had to qualify (Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon and Algeria) are shown in photographic stills, not video. Only next week will these become video - so be sure to come back then, especially if England have drawn one of those teams and you want to scout them.
Have a look at how the various teams made it into today's draw in Cape Town
Now, if you're outside the UK, the situation is a bit more complicated. The rights to the action from various federations tends to be divided up on a territory-by-territory basis. That means that right now you aren't able to see any of the South American or African highlights. If and when the situation changes we will let you know.
As I say, there are few parts of our business as complex as broadcast rights for sports action, so I hope this makes sense.
Whatever video you can access in your region, you will find it here. As for the rest of our coverage today, we will start our live text commentary at noon, with Jonathan Stevenson. The TV coverage is on BBC2 from 1715 GMT, with commentary from Jonathan Pearce and that, along with 5 live's radio coverage with Mike Ingham and Ian Dennis, will be available through this website for UK users.
Please enjoy the coverage of today's draw, and please do let me know what you think.