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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FIFA world cup 2018 Fixture
|14 June, Thursday||Russia vs Saudi Arabia (A)||Moscow (Luzhniki)||4pm GMT|
|15 June,Friday||Egypt vs Uruguay (A)||Ekaterinburg||1pm|
|June 15, Friday||Morocco vs Iran (B)||St Petersburg||4pm|
|June 15, Friday||Portugal vs Spain (B)||Sochi||7pm|
|June 16, Saturday||France vs Australia (C)||Kazan||11am|
|June 16, Saturday||Argentina vs Iceland (D)||Moscow (Spartak)||2pm|
|June 16, Saturday||Peru vs Denmark (C)||Saransk||5pm|
|June 16, Saturday||Croatia vs Nigeria (D)||Kaliningrad||8pm|
|June 17, Sunday||Costa Rica vs Serbia (E)||Samara||1pm|
|June 17, Sunday||Germany vs Mexico (F)||Moscow (Luzhniki)||4pm|
|June 17, Sunday||Brazil vs Switzerland (E)||Rostov-on-Don||7pm|
|June 18, Monday||Sweden vs South Korea (F)||Nizhny Novgorod||1pm|
|June 18, Monday||Belgium vs Panama (G)||Sochi||4pm|
|June 18, Monday||Tunisia vs England (G)||Volgograd||7pm|
|June 19, Tuesday||Poland vs Senegal (H)||Moscow (Spartak)||1pm|
|June 19, Tuesday||Colombia vs Japan (H)||Saransk||4pm|
|June 19, Tuesday||Russia vs Egypt (A)||St Petersburg||7pm|
|June 20, Wednesday||Portugal vs Morocco (B)||Moscow (Luzhniki)||1pm|
|June 20, Wednesday||Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia (A)||Rostov-on-Don||4pm|
|June 20, Wednesday||Iran vs Spain (B)||Kazan||7pm|
|June 21, Thursday||France vs Peru (C)||Ekaterinburg||1pm|
|June 21, Thursday||Denmark vs Australia (C)||Samara||4pm|
|June 21, Thursday||Argentina vs Croatia (D)||Nizhny Novgorod||7pm|
|June 22, Friday||Brazil vs Costa Rica (E)||St Petersburg||1pm|
|June 22, Friday||Nigeria vs Iceland (D)||Volgograd||4pm|
|June 22, Friday||Serbia vs Switzerland (E)||Kaliningrad||7pm|
|June 23, Saturday||Belgium vs Tunisia (G)||Moscow (Spartak)||1pm|
|June 23, Saturday||Germany vs Sweden (F)||Sochi||4pm|
|June 23, Saturday||South Korea vs Mexico (F)||Rostov-on-Don||7pm|
|June 24, Sunday||England vs Panama (G)||Nizhny Novgorod||1pm|
|June 24, Sunday||Japan vs Senegal (H)||Ekaterinburg||4pm|
|June 24, Sunday||Poland vs Colombia (H)||Kazan||7pm|
|June 25, Monday||Uruguay vs Russia (A)||Samara||3pm|
|June 25, Monday||Saudi Arabia vs Egypt (A)||Volgograd||3pm|
|June 25, Monday||Spain vs Morocco (B)||Kaliningrad||7pm|
|June 25, Monday||Iran vs Portugal (B)||Saransk||7pm|
|June 26, Tuesday||Denmark vs France (C)||Moscow (Luzhniki)||3pm|
|June 26, Tuesday||Australia vs Peru (C)||Sochi||3pm|
|June 26, Tuesday||Nigeria vs Argentina (D)||St Petersburg||7pm|
|June 26, Tuesday||Iceland vs Croatia (D)||Rostov-on-Don||7pm|
|June 27, Wednesday||South Korea vs Germany (F)||Kazan||3pm|
|June 27, Wednesday||Mexico vs Sweden (F)||Ekaterinburg||3pm|
|June 27, Wednesday||Serbia vs Brazil (E)||Moscow (Spartak)||7pm|
|June 27, Wednesday||Switzerland vs Costa Rica (E)||Nizhny Novgorod||7pm|
|June 28, Thursday||Japan vs Poland (H)||Volgograd||3pm|
|June 28, Thursday||Senegal vs Colombia (H)||Samara||3pm|
|June 28, Thursday||England vs Belgium (G)||Kaliningrad||7pm|
|June 28, Thursday||Panama vs Tunisia (G)||Saransk||7pm|
|June 30, Saturday||1C vs 2D (Match 50)||Kazan||3pm|
|June 30, Saturday||1A vs 2Bs (Match 49)||Sochi||7pm|
|July 1, Sunday||1B vs 2A (Match 51)||Moscow||3pm|
|July 1, Sunday||1D vs 2C (Match 52)||Nizhny Novgorod||7pm|
|July 2, Monday||1E vs 2F (Match 53)||Samara||3pm|
|July 2, Monday||1G vs 2H (Match 54)||Rostov-on-Don||7pm|
|July 3, Tuesday||1F vs 2E (Match 55)||St Petersburg||3pm|
|July 3, Tuesday||1H vs 2G (Match 56)||Moscow (Spartak)||7pm|
|July 6, Friday||Winner 49 vs winner 50 (57)||Nizhny Novgorod||3pm|
|July 6, Friday||Winner 53 vs winner 54 (58)||Kazan||7pm|
|July 7, Saturday||Winner 55 vs winner 56 (60)||Samara||3pm|
|July 7, Saturday||Winner 51 vs winner 52 (59)||Sochi||7pm|
|July 10, Tuesday||Winner 57 vs winner 58||St Petersburg||7pm|
|July 11, Wednesday||Winner 59 vs winner 60||Moscow (Luzhniki)||7pm|
|July 14, Saturday||Losers of two semi-finals||St Petersburg||3pm|
|July 15, Sunday||Winners of two-semi-finals||Moscow (Luzhniki)||4pm|
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 official website.
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.