MP3GIST brings you all the latest from Russia, where the finalists are waiting to learn their fate ahead of next year’s tournament
The wait is over, qualification is complete and the 32 finalists await their fate in the 2018 World Cup.
With the tournament set to kick off on June 14, 2018, there are still over six months to wait, but the preparation can begin in earnest as soon as the draw is made.
WORLD CUP 2018 GROUPS
Russia World Cup 2018 Draw Full Table
|Group A||Group B|
|Group C||Group D|
|Group E||Group F|
|Group G||Group H|
The draw kicked off around 18:00 local time in Moscow, which means around 15:00 GMT in the UK or 10:00 ET in the US.
Gary Lineker and Maria Komandnaya are the draw conductors and they'll be assisted by a glittering supporting cast which includes the likes of Diego Maradona, Gordon Banks and Cafu.
We've got the seeding pots laid out below, so you can get an idea of which teams can be drawn together.
You can check out our complete breakdown of how the draw works , but the main points to note are:
- Teams cannot be drawn alongside other teams from the same pot.
- With the exception of UEFA, teams from the same confederation cannot be drawn together.
- A maximum of two UEFA teams to each group.
- There will be a total of eight groups, each consisting of four teams.