Written byRodney Dsouza
After a glossy ceremony in Kremlin Russia, the draws for the 21st FIFA World Cup are out.
The mega sporting fiesta will kick off on the 14th of June with hosts Russia taking on Saudi Arabia in the curtain raiser.
The final will take place on 15th July in Moscow at the Luzhniki Stadium.
Let us know more about FIFA 2018 World Cup draw.
Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran
Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark
Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria
Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
Group F: Germany, Sweden, Mexico, South Korea
Group G: Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England
Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan
In football, every tournament, unfortunately, has this group where several powerhouses of the sport will compete for two qualifications spots, the 'group of death'.
This time, somehow, none of the groups seems extremely difficult for footballing nations.
There are several groups with two excellent sides in them, hence on paper they should at least qualify for the knockout stages
After their humiliation in the last world cup at home, Brazil have recovered well and have been impressive hence drawing the tag favourites. Group E, in which the Selecao have been placed, also seems to be in their favour.
Reigning world champions Germany are also among the favourites, while France and Belgium are also among the front runners to win the title in Russia.
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