FIFA World Cup, the biggest football carnival on the planet, which is also the most popular sports event in the world, is knocking at the door. It is just half a year away and the excitement is increasing day by day. With Latin American side Peru going past New Zealand, all the 32 teams who will participate have been confirmed. The tournament will kick off on the 14th June in the next year and will be lasted for 32 days. Now the very first stage of excitement, the FIFA World Cup 2018 Draw is just days away.
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The Time & Place of the Draw : The draw of the 2018 world cup will take place on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the State Kremline Palace inside the Moscow Kremline. The State Kremline Palace which is currently used as the concert hall since the fall of the Soviet Union, was actually built on the orders of Nikita Khrushchev for communist party meetings. The Kremline as a whole is a fortified complex in the Russian Capital including the residence of Russian Federation’s President Vladimir Putin. It has a capacity of 6,000 spectators.
Broadcasters : The broadcasting details are yet to be confirmed but most tournament right holders will show the draw live probably. In the United Kingdom both BBC and ITV and in the United States Fox have the rights in English and Telemundo in Spanish. Along with TV, you can also watch it on the FIFA.com.
The Ones to conduct the draw : It has been confirmed in the last weekend that former England international Gary Lineker would conduct the draw along with Russian sports journalist Maria Komandnaya. Lineker revealed that it is a special feeling to be involved in such a great event. The duo would be joined on stage by other 8 special representatives. 7 of them would represent 7 previously world cup winning nations and the other one is Russia’s football hero Nikita Simonyan. Argentina’s 1986 WC hero Diego Maradona will represent the Albicelestes and so Gary and Diego the two rivals of the ’86 WC, will have to share the same stage. The other draw assistants are : Gordon Banks (England), Cafu (Brazil), Laurent Blanc (France), Fabio Cannavaro (Italy), Carles Puyol (Spain), Diego Forlan (Uruguay). Former Germany striker Misroslav Klose, the top scorer in the tournament history, who also won the last edition of the tournament, will bring the World Cup trophy on stage.
Drawing Pots : There will be 4 pots and each of them will contain 8 teams, containing a total of 32 teams. The host Russia and the seven teams who had the highest rankings as per October, would be contained in the very first pot. The 8 teams with the next highest rankings will be in the pot 2, the next ones in the pot 3 and the lowest ranked 8 teams would be in the pot 4. There will be total 8 groups for the first round and each group will have 4 teams. Only one team from each pot will be in the one group.
Pot 1 : Russia, Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Poland, France.
Pot 2 : Spain, Peru, Switzerland, England, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Croatia.
Pot 3 : Denmark, Iceland, Costa Rica, Sweden, Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal, Iran.
Pot 4 : Serbia, Nigeria, Australia, Japan, Morocco, Panama, Korea Republic, Suadi Arabia.