(Reuters) - Reaction following Friday's draw for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil: Group A Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari "It's always good to start off against a European team because they have to go through an adaptation period in Brazil and there are a series of things they'll need to implement," he said of the tournament opener against Croatia on June 12. "It will be a balanced first match but we live here, we work here and we know this country better than anybody." - Croatia coach Niko Kovac "Having been drawn in such a tough group we will be delighted to open the World Cup against the host nation. Little Croatia against the big and mighty Brazil will be quite a match-up. The most important thing is that we prepare well and leave nothing left to chance in terms of fitness." - Mexico coach Miguel Herrera "We have three hard opponents.
Mourners sing and dance outside Nelson Mandela's old house in Johannesburg. In Pakistan, children gather around his portrait holding candles. Well-wishers leave flowers outside South African embassies in Beijing and New York.