The Latest: Depardieu, star of FIFA film, at draw

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) The latest on Saturday's World Cup qualifying draw (times are local):


5 p.m.

Gerard Depardieu, the French actor who portrayed former FIFA president Jules Rimet in the much-panned movie ''United Passions,'' was listed as a guest by FIFA at the qualifying draw.

The film, premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, was released in North America on June 5. While it cost about $30 million to make, it grossed about $900 at the box office in its first weekend of U.S. release.


3:30 p.m.

FIFA finally released details for Saturday night's draw at Konstantin Palace, which has a television start time of 6 p.m.

The playoff draw that determines which confederations face each other for the final spots is scheduled for 6:18 p.m.

That is followed by Africa at 6:20 p.m., North and Central America and the Caribbean at 6:47 p.m., Oceania at 7:05 p.m., South America at 7:12 p.m. and Europe at 7:27 p.m.

Because South America competes as a one 10-nation group, the draw determines merely the schedule.