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When will the World Cup Finals Draw be made?

The draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals in Russia will take place on December 1st, 2017 at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow.

There are 32 teams that have qualified for the finals, the details of which are in the infographic below.

Each of the 32 teams will be divided into four pots of eight teams, with one team picked from each pot to create the four groups. Pot 1 contains the 8 highest ranked teams, Pot 2 the next eight and so on

Who will be picking the teams in the World Cup Draw?

Gary Lineker will be accompanied by Russian Sports Journalist Maria Komandnaya a. There will be a further eight assistants involved in the draw, including Nikita Simonyan. Didn't Elton John sing about him once? All together now, "Oh Nikita you will never know!!" Maybe not!

You will find details on who is in which pot at the bottom of this article as well as all the important dates for diary for the summer fo 2018

World Cup qualification facts

Which teams are in Which Pots for the World Cup Draw?


The 32 teams are allocated into the pots as follows, and in the exact order of Fifa Ranking, with the exception of Russia who is in Pot 1 as default as hosts

World Cup Draw Pot 1

  • Russia (hosts)
  • Germany
  • Brazil
  • Portugal
  • Argentina
  • Belgium
  • Poland
  • France

World Cup Draw Pot 2

  • Spain
  • Peru
  • Switzerland
  • England
  • Colombia
  • Mexico
  • Uruguay
  • Croatia

World Cup Draw Pot 3

  • Denmark
  • Iceland
  • Costa Rica
  • Sweden
  • Tunisia
  • Egypt
  • Senegal
  • Iran

World Cup Draw pot 4

  • Serbia
  • Nigeria
  • Australia
  • Japan
  • Morocco
  • Panama
  • South Korea
  • Saudi Arabia

When is the opening Game of the Fifa World Cup 2018?


The opening game of the tournament will take place on 14th June at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow - 18:00 MSK (UTC+3) - This will equate to 16:00 BST
 
Of course, hosts Russia will feature and they will play the team drawn into the A2 slot in Group A

The only game on an opening day, we will then be treated to three of four games per day throughout the group stage of the finals!! Bring it on!!

When is the World Cup Final 2018


Taking place once again in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow the final will take place at 18:00 MSK (UTC+3) - This will equate to 16:00 BST on Sunday, July 15th

The World Cup Semi-Finals will be played on the 10th and 11th of July to produce the finalists fighting for the World Cup trophy
 

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