2014 Fifa World Cup draw: Qualifying in numbers

On the eve of the draw for the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil, BBC Sport rounds up the key statistics from the 820 qualifying matches.

The 32 competing countries will find out their opponents, location and schedule for their group games when the draw takes place on Friday in Salvador, Brazil.

The 2014 Fifa World Cup starts in Sao Paulo on 12 June 2014, with the final in Rio de Janeiro on 13 July.

Catch the build-up to the draw from 15:55 GMT on the Red Button and the BBC Sport website, with live coverage from 16:30 GMT on BBC Two, BBC Two HD and the BBC Sport website.