The federation international de football association (FIFA) board has just concluded the draws for the Russia 2018 World Cup full draw and Fixtures, The event took place in the Kremlin’s concert hall in Moscow this afternoon, with millions watching around the world.
The selection was conducted using a pot that contained every country that successful qualified for the Russia 2018 World Cup. Below here we have the Russia 2018 World Cup full draw and Fixtures as follows
Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Uruguay, Egypt
In this group Russia the host country has a relatively easy test to qualify for the knockout round, we could see that the toughest team here is Uruguay but they also have to be weary of Egyptians. Saudi Arabia should be easy to beat.
Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran
This group looks pretty straight forward we expect the Portugal and Spain team respectively to qualify easily.
Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark
France has just been handled into one of the easiest groups in the Russia 2018 world cup they are expected to be qualifying from this group easily. Probably followed by Christian Eriksen’s Denmark.
Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria
Once again Nigeria and Argentina are drawn in the same group again for Russia 2018 world cup but the likes of Croatia and Iceland should not be over looked. We expect them to cause upsets for both teams. They’ll have the youngest squad in Russia and it’s a new generation of talent that is giving the Nigeria fans real hope for the future. There is competition for places in attack with the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi, Odion Ighalo and Victor Moses who was their best player in qualifying playing in a more advanced role than at Chelsea.
Captain John Mikel Obi and Wilfried Ndidi also give them a lot of solidity in midfield. There are questions marks about their defence and the goalkeeper but a 4-2 win over Argentina last month made a lot of people stand up and take notice of this Nigeria team. German head coach Gernot Rohr is a calming presence in the dugout and they’ve already agreed their bonuses, so there should be no repeat of the money rows in Brazil.
Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
These should be a one way pass for the Brazilians but it’s a world cup and nobody should be overlooked but we expect the Brazilians not to be very much troubled.
Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea
The Germans should little or no problem championing this group, Sweden may call back veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic if he does come back he is going to have the task of helping his country qualify for the Russia 2018 world cup from group of death.
Group G: England, Belgium, Panama, Tunisia
It’s a fantastic draw for England. You can’t ask for a better draw. Every team is dangerous. Belgium is class on their day but the rest are very beatable.
Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan
The Colombians who did very well in the Brazil 2014 world cup should be expected to top this group but face strong competition with Poland
The Russia 2018 World Cup may be six months away