By Mike Collett COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (Reuters) - - The convoluted draw for next year's World Cup finals in Brazil on Friday produced a set of groups in which most of soccer's big guns will fancy their chances of reaching the knockout stages. Group D, featuring former winners England, Italy and Uruguay, along with Costa Rica, is probably the exception, while Spain and Netherlands, who met in the 2010 final, will have to be well prepared to see off Chile and Australia in Group B. Host nation Brazil will kick off the tournament against Croatia in Sao Paulo on June 12 and the favorites should be relatively happy with a Group A also containing Mexico and Cameroon as they seek their sixth title. "We ended up in a strong group, one that gives you goose bumps," said Brazil captain Thiago Silva. It's very difficult but we're ready." One former champion is sure to go out from Group D, with England against Italy in the jungle city of Manaus a mouth-watering opener for the two European sides.