The FIFA World Cup is an event that comes up once every four years, and it is the highest football event in the whole world. All stages have been set for the next event coming up in Russia. The Russia 2018 World Cup draws were concluded some few minutes ago, and all the 32 countries involved already know their opponents in the forthcoming Mundial. In case you are yet to get familiar with various countries and their groups, then this article has all the information you are looking for. This post contains the Russia 2018 World Cup Groups and 32 Countries, plus the host cities used in this event.
Russia 2018 World Cup Draw
The Russia 2018 World Cup draw took place Friday, December 1, 2017, at the State Kremlin Palace. The event kick-started at 6pm Moscow time, which is exactly 3pm GMT or 4pm Nigerian time. The Super Eagles of Nigeria as well as the other 31 countries that qualified from their various continents are all part of Friday’s draw which revealed the group opponents of participating teams.
The Russia 2018 World Cup draw was conducted by Gary Lineker (an ex England international who played in the 1986 and 1990 World Cup for England) alongside Russian star, Maria Komandnaya. The 32 countries involved and their respective pots are as follows:
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; Saudi Arabia.
This simply means that teams in each pot cannot be grouped together. The outcome of the groupings are listed below.
Russia 2018 World Cup Groups and Countries
- Saudi Arabia
- Costa Rica
- Korea Republic
Russia 2018 World Cup Host Cities
The 12 cities that will host the Russia 2018 World Cup are as follows:
- Saint Petersburg
These are the outcomes of the Russia 2018 World Cup draw and all the important information you need to know about the biggest football event coming up in Russia in 2018. Are you ready for the Mundial? What country are you representing? Let us have some fun, drop your comment in the comment box below, and let the discussion begins.