Wednesday, 13 December, 2017

When is the 2018 group stage draw? Who has qualified?

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Rita Gibson | 16 November, 2017, 14:43

Germany and Belgium both scored 43 goals in qualifying - at 4.3 goals per game, that makes them the biggest goal threat England could face.

A hat-trick from Mile Jedinak helped secure Australia's place in a fourth straight World Cup.

England proved at the 2010 World Cup that any group can be tough, scraping through to the knockout stage with two draws and a win against the United States, Algeria and Slovenia respectively.

With the likes of Spain, England and Croatia in pot 2 it throws up the potential for some very interesting and competitive groups - and, with the greatest of respect, every team in that second group will be looking at Russian Federation as the team they want to face in the group.

How is the draw conducted?

Federation Internationale de Football Association has changed how it allocates teams in the draw and now uses rankings alone for all four pots.

The draw then sorts the 32 teams into eight groups of four with each group containing one team from each of the four pots.

England players celebrate during the 2-2 qualifying draw with Scotland in June.

It's probably easier to say who they can't play.

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Group B: Spain, Peru, Switzerland, England, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay and Croatia. Or will theirs be the dreaded group of death? What would England's be? Pot two, three and four will each feature the next eight best teams.

What would England's ideal World Cup group be? Australia is now ranked 43rd in the world, leaving it in Pot Four.

When is the tournament itself?

The tournament starts on Thursday 14 June, with hosts Russian Federation playing in the opening match as is tradition.

New Zealand take on Peru today as they fight for the final place.

Will England be in that final? Compared to last month's opponents, Germany and Brazil marked a considerable step-up for Gareth Southgate's men.

A goalless draw also saw Tunisia into the finals for the first time since 2006, with the draw against Libya placing them at the top of Group A in African qualifying.

With Lionel Messi in their ranks - the Barcelona star scored an incredible hat-trick to secure Argentina's place in Russian Federation - two-time champions Argentina are among the bookmakers' favorites, as are previous World Cup winners Spain, France and Portugal.

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