The seeding for heads of group counts:
FIFA classification (which is some imperfect form of algorithm, helping teams that play a lot).
Points in WC 2006 multiplied by 3
Points in WC 2002 multiplied by 2
Points in WC 1998 multiplied by 1.
This would leave Brazil, Italy, Spain, Germany, England, Argentina, France and the Netherlands as heads of group but, alas, the host nation is head of group by definition. Number 8 steps down to the second tier European box.
The other 3 boxes are aligned according to geography. This time they are helping the African nations by not putting them in the same box with Asia and Oceania (which usually have the weaker teams).
In the fake draw, for example, the US falls in "the group of death", with 2 "superpowers" and one of the better African teams., while it's easy piecy for South Africa (relatively, they are, with New Zealand, the weakest team).
All this means we'll keep our fingers crossed to:
a) Fall in the South Africa group
b) Not fall in the same group as Holland or Portugal.
South Africa/Greece/Algeria or Chile... that would be dandy.