Right, get your head round this one folks. Five games have already been played in the CONCACAF qualifying tournament. Those five winners join 19 others in Round 2- six groups of four. The six winners move forward to round three where they will be put into three groups of three groups of four. Got it? Good.
(And if you have got it, could you explain it to me please?)
Group A looks like being a difficult one to call. Suriname and El Salvador separated by just one place in the FIFA rankings.
So now we're drawing Round Three groups. The big six of USA, Mexico, Honduras, Jamaica, Cuba and Costa Rica to join the six group winners from Round Two.
We've avoided a Canada/USA match-up. Panama will join Honduras and Cuba with a genuine chance of making it through that group. Interesting times in that confederation. Rankings showing traditional powerhouses USA and Mexico slipping and the likes of Honduras and Jamaica on the rise.
What's this? More singing from a tuxedoed gent. Just what Fabio wanted. The Italian likes his opera though, or so I've heard.
Oceana now. Probably good for the region that Australia joined the Asian Federation as it gives the likes of New Zealand a chance at the World Cup. The Kiwis are the highest ranked team in this area in 63rd, followed by Fiji in 151st. Walkover for the Whites?
Don't forget that there's no South American draw because they all play together in one friendly league. Interesting concept which has thrown up a few minor surprises in the past. Oceana could probably do the same. Eight teams, two groups. Really necessary? One team gets automatic qualification, the other has to take part in a play-off.
Sorry- correction time. Play off between Group A and B winners, then a play-off between that winner and CONCACAF's play-off contender.
Can I be excused a couple of errors? Bit like Strike It Rich, I'm allowed three Hotspots before I get eliminated.
They must be realising that they are running a touch behind schedule. All eight teams have been drawn and Group B sees the two, erm, heavyweights of Oceanic football New Zealand and Fiji lock horns.