Here is where all 32 teams are grouped

Posted Diciembre 02, 2017

Gary Lineker will not forget his 57th birthday in a hurry.

Spain are one of the favourites to win the 2018 World Cup but coach Julen Lopetegui highlighted the difficulties his side will have after being paired with Portugal, Iran and Morocco in Group B on Friday's draw. FIFA.com answers all your questions about this key date on the football calendar. "It's a proper football country that has never had it. It's the next one that I am not supportive of where that's going, and they know that". They had only won one of their opening six qualifiers, but under Tite they won 10 and drew two of their final 12 games to finish 10 points clear. And we'll have our representative from Russia too: Nikita Simonyan.

They are playing in hats and gloves and say they don't put any temperature restrictions on their weekly matches. It's amazing. Let's hope that everything goes well and that he can guide us in the right direction.

The World Cup 2018 draw has been made in Moscow.

The 2018 World Cup Draw was held today.

England have been drawn in Group G with Belgium, Tunisia and newcomers Panama.


The draw will also prove crucial for the later stages.

Putin, no doubt, is smiling.

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What would you give to play in it again? . I think I did my bit.

Defending champion Germany will play first against Mexico in Group F and then face Sweden and South Korea. You can't rule them out, as history shows that they've always been successful.

The teams have been divided into four pots according to their rankings in a descending order.


Meanwhile, Mexico got a very tough draw. (N'Golo) Kante is amazing!

The setting, by Red Square and St Basil's Cathedral, could scarcely be grander.

Hosting its first World Cup will provide Russia with an opportunity to present itself to the world. "And things will look even better in the summer", Moscow Deputy Mayor Alexander Gorbenko commented this week at the presentation of a new World Cup-themed metro train in the capital.

Hosts Russia will be in Pot 1 alongside the top seven sides. "The whole country is hoping for an easy group".

England might also be hoping to avoid being drawn against tiny Iceland, who ignominiously knocked them out of the European Championships last year.