FIFA World Cup 2018 Draw

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  1. PinkFinal

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    1. Russia: The hosts qualified when they won the chance to host the competition back in Dec 2010.
    2. Brazil: CONMEBOL round robin winners, qualified way back on March 28, 2017
    3. Iran: AFC third round group A winners
    4. Japan: AFC third round group B winners
    5. South Korea: Runners-up to Iran in Group A
    6. Saudi Arabia: Runners-up in Group B
    7. Mexico: North and central America and Caribbean round 5 winners
    8. Belgium: Uefa group H winners (first European team) who qualified on Sept 3
    9. Germany: Sealed their place as Group C winners after beating Northern Ireland 3-1 in Belfast
    10. England: Gareth Southgate's side beat Slovenia at Wembley to secure their spot in Russia as winners of Group F
    11. Poland: Poland became to fourth European team to qualify having dropped points in just two games in Group E
    12. Costa Rica: Reached their fourth World Cup finals with a game remaining from their CONCACAF qualification group
    13. Nigeria: Became the first side from Africa to reach Russia and have now missed just one tournament – Germany 2006 – since first qualifying 1994
    14. Egypt: Mohamed Salah scored twice to send the north Africans into their first finals since 1990
    15. Iceland: Have qualified for their first ever World Cup, pipping Croatia to a guaranteed place in Russia
    16. Serbia: Winners of Group D
    17. Spain: The 2010 champions qualified as Group G winners finishing five points ahead of Italy
    18. France: Qualified as winners of Group A
    19. Portugal: Beat Switzerland in their final qualification game to reach next summer's finals
    20. Panama: Reached their first World Cup after beating Costa Rica in the final group game of their qualification campaign
    21. Argentina: Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick in his side's final qualification game to secure their place in the finals
    22. Uruguay: Finished second to Brazil in their group to secure their place in the finals
    23. Colombia: Took the fourth and final automatic qualification spot in the South American group
    24. Senegal: CAF Group D winners
    25. Morocco: CAF Group C winners
    26. Tunisia: CAF Group A winners
    27. Switzerland: Won two-leg play-off with Northern Ireland
    28. Croatia: Won two-leg play-off with Greece
    29. Sweden: Won two-leg play-off with Italy
    30. Denmark - Won two-leg play-off with Republic of Ireland
    31. Australia - Defeated Honduras in a two-leg play-off
    32. Peru - Secured last place with victory over New Zealand in two-leg play-off
     
  2. 26Games

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    Here's an Android app WORLD CUP RUSSIA 2018 SIMULATOR.
    You can simulate the draw, also results of group and knockout stages.
    The simulator uses certain rules to calculate the win expectancy between two teams. All rules are based on team's Elo ratings.
    You can also adjust your own team's rating and simulate to see who will be the champion by your rating values.
     
  3. blue b4 the moon

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    Brazil beat Iran in the final.....seems a great bet ;)
     
  4. MarsLlama

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    Every single team there is capable of at least holding England to a 0-0 unfortunately, and I doubt that'll change while Southgate's still in charge.
     
  5. Bluemoon dan

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    Rather strangely I believe England's best chance of progressing is to get a group of death. The one way we have of really getting at teams is on the break with pace. That means we need teams to attack us. The worst thing for us is to go up against sides that will sit deep as we don' have the creativity to break down a packed defence.
     
  6. cptaidan88

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    I've got tickets for 3 games so I'm keen to see who will be playing. Hoping to avoid getting an England game but very much doubt Putin will allow there to be any trouble of any description on home soil whilst the world is watching. Its my first World Cup so looking forward to it.
     
  7. PinkFinal

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  8. GAZZA

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    Spain WILL be in Russia's group in a sort of back-door seeding by FIFA.
     
  9. Machiavelli

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  10. BJL_City

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    Well I drew:

    A: Russia, Spain, Costa Rica, Australia.
    B: France, Mexico, Denmark, Japan.
    C: Poland, Uruguay, Iceland, Panama.
    D: Germany, Switzerland, Iran, Nigeria.
    E: Belgium, Peru, Tunisia, South Korea.
    F: Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Serbia.
    G: Argentina, England, Sweden, Morocco.
    H: Portugal, Colombia, Senegal, Saudi Arabia.

    Can tell where some good teams have gone missing. Real dearth of quality.
     

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