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Last Updated: Friday, 9 December 2005, 19:06 GMT
World Cup photos

Angela Merkel and Franz Beckenbauer

German football legend Franz Beckenbauer attends the draw ceremony along with chancellor Angela Merkel

Pele (r) and Lothar Mattaeus

Pele and former German World Cup-winning captain Lothar Mattaeus are given a tremendous reception by the audience

England are drawn

England are the first nation to be selected from the draw and go into group B

England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson

Sven-Goran Eriksson's side will face Trinidad & Tobago, Paraguay and - as they did in 2002 - his native Sweden

Sven-Goran Eriksson speaks to the media

"It is not an easy group but it could have been worse - I am happy," Eriksson declares

Heidi Klum

German model Heidi Klum co-hosts the ceremony - Germany will play Costa Rica, Ecuador and Poland in their group

Uefa president Lennart Johannsen greets Michel Platini

Uefa's Lennart Johannsen greets ex-France star Michel Platini, whose country face Switzerland, South Korea and Togo




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