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Group Stage Fixtures World Cup 2018 | First Match

World Cup Russia 2018

The final draw for football World Cup 2018 will be held in Moscow, Russia on Friday, 1 December 2017 at 18:00 MSK local time at the concert hall at the State Kremlin Palace which has a capacity of 6000.

The final draw will be hosted by Gary Lineker (former England forward) and Maria Komandnaya (Russian sports journalist) as co-host together with Laurent Blanc, Gordon Banks, Cafu, Fabio Cannavaro, Diego Forlan, Diego Maradona, Carles Puyol and Nikita Simonyan as assistants.

All four pots for the 2018 final draw are based on FIFA World Rankings of October 2017. Pot 1 contains Russia as the hosting country and the best seven teams, Pot 2 contains the next best eight teams, and so on for Pot 3 and Pot 4.

Pot 1 » Russia, Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Poland and France
Pot 2 » Spain, Peru, Switzerland, England, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay and Croatia
Pot 3 » Denmark, Iceland, Costa Rica, Sweden, Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal and Iran
Pot 4 » Serbia, Nigeria, Australia, Japan, Morocco, Panama, Korea Republic and Saudi Arabia

In the group stage, there is no teams from the same confederation, with the exception of UEFA, which can have up to two teams in the same group, will be drawn into the same group.

The Final Draw Result for 2018 World Cup, Group Stage :

Group A Group B Group C
1. Russia Portugal France
2. Saudi Arabia Spain Australia
3. Egypt Morocco Peru
4. Uruguay Iran Denmark

Group D Group E Group F
1. Argentina Brazil Germany
2. Iceland Switzerland Mexico
3. Croatia Costa Rica Sweden
4. Nigeria Serbia South Korea

Group G Group H
1. Belgium Poland
2. Panama Senegal
3. Tunisia Colombia
4. England Japan

The first match of the group stage will be Russia - Saudi Arabia in Moscow on 14 June 2018 at 18:00 MSK local time at Luzhniki Stadium which has capacity of 81000 seats.

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