England manager Roy Hodgson said where his squad will be playing at next year's World Cup is occupying his mind more than the draw.
Hodgson will find out when and where England's World Cup group matches take place during Friday's draw in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia.
Unseeded England could face hosts Brazil, defending champions Spain or another heavyweight, such as Germany or Argentina, in the group phase.
But rather than worry about their potential opponents, the locales of England's three fixtures are of more concern to the English boss.
"It's a time of course where speculation is rife and people have a lot of fun looking at all the potential possibilities and it could be this group, it could be that group, you could be playing here, you could be playing there," Hodgson said.
"It's a nice game to play but I have to say I haven't really involved myself too much in that. We'll get what we get really.
"The most important thing is to be there - that's the first thing.
"And then, of course, you always hope the draw's going to be kind to you - kind to you in terms of where you're asked to play because there are venues in Brazil which will be tougher to play in than others, maybe in terms of the teams you are drawn against.
"I'm more concerned, I would say, if anything about the venues than I am about the teams we'll draw, because all discussions about teams and their strengths is based really on, not speculation...but we don't know."
In particular, Hodgson was looking to avoid the Arena Amazonia in Manaus, with the average temperature there just under 27 degrees Celsius.
"The venues worry me more than the opponents," Hodgson said.
"I think there's definitely going to be climatic conditions which will be problematic for teams but not least the northern European sides.
"The tropical nature of Manaus is the problem.
"I'm not an expert on the venue but I'm just mouthing what everybody has been saying to me.
"Manaus is the place ideally to avoid and Porto Alegre is the place ideally to get.
"Manaus will be a difficult venue for everyone, including the Argentinians, Chileans and Colombians, but for northern European players it will be a little bit harder.
"You have a better chance if you get one of the venues where the climate is kinder."
Hodgson was unperturbed by his side's recent friendly losses to Chile and Germany, explaining the matches represented a chance to be flexible.
"The whole point of those games really was to make certain that we used those two matches to experiment as much as we possibly could, and make certain that we gave players the chance to show what they can do.
"During the qualification, a lot of the players didn't get that opportunity.
"I was more anxious to make certain that I aired the full squad of the players and gave everyone the chance to play, rather than say pick a team that would necessarily be the best team to win the game.
"I was very disappointed, of course, to lose the two games.
"It's always hard to lose, especially when you are at home and especially when you are England but, really, the proof of the pudding is going to be in the qualification matches and then the actual tournament matches."
|Ighalo rejected Chinese fortune for Premier League dream|
|Tuchel inspired by Kerber as Dortmund hunt down Bayern|
|Liverpool chief warns fans: Be careful what you wish for|
|Malaga 3 Getafe 0: Debut goal for Atsu in routine victory|
|Brighton and Hove Albion 3 Brentford 0: Hughton´s side boost promotion hopes|
|Borussia Monchengladbach 5 Werder Bremen 1: Christensen double inspires emphatic win|
|Aguero lauds Vardy ahead of top-two clash|
|Levante v Barcelona: Guardiola record beckons in Luis Enrique´s 100th game in charge|
|Strootman scores on return to action|
|Barcelona respond to Mediapro allegations|
|Frosinone v Juventus: Cuadrado not thinking of Napoli test|
|Herrera fires warning to Guardiola ahead of Manchester City move|
|Chelsea v Manchester United: Hiddink unconcerned by Van Gaal rivalry|
|Granada v Real Madrid: El-Arabi backs revamped hosts to shock Zidane´s men|
|Chelsea won´t take risks with Pato - Hiddink|
|CAF backs Sheikh Salman in FIFA race|
|AFC Bournemouth v Arsenal: Wenger pleased with Afobe success|
|Van Gaal: Beating Chelsea will keep title hopes alive|
|AC Milan v Udinese: In-form Niang wary of distractions|
|Marseille v Paris Saint-Germain: Di Maria relishing Classique experience|
|Simeone shoulders blame for misfit Martinez|
|Welbeck closes on Arsenal comeback|
|Verona v Inter: Icardi out to silence critics|
|Leicester remind Pellegrini of his Villarreal|
|Veteran Weidenfeller extends Dortmund stay|
|Klopp laughs off Sturridge exit rumours|
|Impending Chelsea exit hasn´t affected Terry, claims Hiddink|
|Pellegrini: City did nothing behind my back over Guardiola|
|Fred´s doping ban extended worldwide by FIFA|
|Berahino won´t start against suitors Newcastle - Pulis|
|Guardiola identifies threat from ´intense´ Leverkusen|
|Reus gets green light for Dortmund return|
|Di Maria desperate to banish Manchester United memories|
|Wenger: China a major threat to the Premier League|
|Guardiola: I am like a woman, I can multi-task|
|Alex Teixeira: I wanted Premier League move|
|Adelaide United 2 Sydney FC 2: Cirio double not enough for hosts|
|Rosicky out for two to three months - Wenger|
|Wenger: Arsenal not obsessed with finishing ahead of Tottenham|
|Howe upbeat over Wilson, Gradel recoveries|
|Dani Alves opens up about Ronaldo feud|
|Ljajic wants permanent Inter move|
|Eriksson: Money too good to refuse in China|
|Alex Teixeira completes €50m Jiangsu Suning move|
|McClaren calls for help from injury-hit squad|
|Bilic: New stadium won´t make us world class|
|´Killer´ Aguero gives City edge - Hart|
|Michu: I would love Swansea return|
|Hodgson calls England squad meeting|
|MLS starts stadium site search for possible St. Louis expansion|
|Copa Libertadores Review: Santa Fe cruise in Bolivia|
|Ronaldinho: I would support Neymar if he wanted Madrid move|
|Real Betis confirm Damiao signing|
|Alves: I almost joined Madrid|
|Melbourne City sign Socceroo Wilkinson|
|I´d like to say: ´Yes we can´ - Ranieri channels Obama over title chances|
|New stadium means Spurs in ´very tough´ period - Pochettino|
|Rennes 0 Saint-Etienne 1: Sall good for Galtier´s men|
|Sevilla 4 Celta Vigo 0: Gameiro at the double after penalty failure|
|Shakhtar boss Lucescu: Teixeira set for China move|
|Depay could be the world´s best winger - Kanchelskis|
|United States v Canada: Klinsmann pursues dual goals|
|Tottenham v Watford: Title-chasing Spurs braced for Watford battle|
|Wilmots relaxed over De Bruyne´s Euro 2016 fitness|
|Atletico Madrid v Eibar: Gimenez confident of overcoming defensive headache|
|Filipe Luis has ban for Messi challenge reduced|
|Aston Villa v Norwich City: Garde and Neil demand victory in relegation scrap|
|Zidane adds former team-mate to backroom staff|
|Liverpool v Sunderland: Klopp demands smarter attack as injury comebacks continue|
|Caceres to undergo Achilles surgery|
|´They call me Blackenbauer´ - Monaco clarify Jemerson nickname|
|Hertha Berlin v Borussia Dortmund: Buoyant Brooks believes best is yet to come|
|Swansea City v Crystal Palace: ´Miserable´ Pardew wants end to dismal run|
|Neymar´s father claims Manchester United met buyout clause|
|Lazio punished following racist chants|
|Southampton v West Ham: Bilic wary of ´flying´ Austin|
|Bayer Leverkusen v Bayern Munich: Neuer ready for ´aggressive´ challenge|
|Wilshere: Difficult to stay positive|
|Stoke City v Everton: Imbula debut to boost depleted Potters|
|Manchester City v Leicester City: Ranieri aims to break the magic circle|
|Elber: Lewandowski should reject Real Madrid - and Higuain cannot replace him|
|Neuer denies Bayern rift amid Vidal paper row|
|Kane and Vardy as good as Aguero, says Pochettino|
|McArthur, Puncheon out for ´long period´|
|Patient Gotze plots ´clever´ comeback|
|Newcastle United v West Brom: McClaren demands reaction|
|Villa turn to former governor of the Bank of England|
|I´ll be taking my dog round to bite him - Shinnie plans unorthodox motivation|
|´Traumatic´ changeover hurt Benitez at Madrid - Capello|
|Alderweireld: No heroes at Tottenham|
|Suarez ´certain´ Neymar will stay at Barcelona|
|Barcelona cheers didn´t bother me - Cheryshev|
|Koulibaly lauds referee Irrati for halting Lazio-Napoli game|
|Forget Twitter and focus on football, Foster tells Berahino|
|Ibrahimovic hails PSG depth as champions make Ligue 1 history|
|Furious Canizares demands resignation and apology from Neville|
|Victory rule out Valeri for rest of season|
|Copa Libertadores Review: Puebla, Cesar Vallejo held at home|
|Forster quiet on Euro 2016 chances|
|Luis Enrique sympathises with Valencia plight|
|Afobe: I have nothing to prove against Arsenal|
|Mustafi apologises to Valencia fans for Camp Nou drubbing|
|Blanc demands more from PSG|
|Pioli: Racist fans just a minority|
|Serie A Review: Napoli win but Juve remain two points behind|
|Stuart Holden calls time on injury-marred career|
|Luis Enrique: Barcelona players should be celebrated|
|Suarez just happy to help the team after starring in Copa romp|
|We never doubted Icardi, says Inter´s sporting director|
|Watford boss Flores praises ´fighting´ Costa|
|Allegri delighted as disciplined Juventus prove title mettle|
|Under-fire Neville won´t resign after Camp Nou thrashing|
|McClaren: Newcastle new boys will take time to gel|
|Mihajlovic: Milan possession must have purpose|
|Hiddink accuses Watford players of provoking Costa|