2018 FIFA World Cup draw Live Stream ,on December 1, the Kremlin press service said in a statement.The event scheduled to be held at the State Kremlin Palace will be attended by more than 1,300 guests, including managers from 30 out of 32 national teams that will participate in the World Cup. Once the Final Draw is complete, all teams will discover their group-stage opponents and the schedule of the first 48 matches will be announced,” the statement reads.
The draw will start at 3 p.m. GMT (10 a.m. ET)
The draw will see all competing nations split into four pots based on seedings determined by FIFA’s official rankings. Teams will then be drawn into Groups from A-H, with the only rule being sides from outside UEFA can’t be drawn together in the same group.
It means South American rivals Brazil and Argentina can only meet during the knockout phase. The knockout rounds will feature the top two teams from each group in the last 16.
The highly anticipated draw for the 2018 World Cup finals kicks off in Moscow on Friday afternoon and BBC Two will be covering all the action from 3pm.
The Match of the Day and BT Sport football host Gary Lineker, who has faced criticism for taking on the role after previously speaking out against Fifa over its various corruption scandals, will be co-presenting with the Russian journalist Maria Komandnaya.
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Teams have been placed in the pots according to their position in the Fifa world rankings for October. The exception to that are the hosts Russia, who are automatically in pot one.
So Pot One contains the seven highest-ranked teams plus Russia, pot two has the next eight teams in the rankings, and so on. England are in pot two.
England can face only one other European team as there can be a maximum of two European sides per group. No other football confederation can have more than one team in a group, so no South American sides will go head-to-head in the group phase for example.
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