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Results of the 2018 Fifa World Cup draw

Posted: 1 December 2017 Time: 18:04

Defending Fifa World Cup champions Germany were given a good draw for the 2018 edition set to take place in Russia.

The draw was conducted in Moscow on Friday afternoon at an event attended by legends such as Pele, Diego Maradona, Cafu, Ronaldinho, Miroslav Klose and Clarence Seedorf.

The Germans, who lifted the trophy on Brazilian soil in 2014, have been drawn into group F with Mexico, Sweden and Korea Republic.

Joachim Loew's men will take on the Mexicans in their opening match at the competition and will no doubt want to send out a strong message from the beginning. They will go into the competition feeling they can defend their trophy after winning the Confederations Cup earlier this year.

Hosts Russia are in group A with Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Uruguay. The Russians will open their campaign against Saudi Arabia.

European champions Portugal have a tough opening match against 2010 World Cup champions Spain in group C, meaning Portuguese captain Cristiano Ronaldo will come up against some of his Real Madrid teammates. Morocco and Iran are also part of the group.

Five-time champions Brazil, who were humiliated as hosts by Germany in 2014, will be looking to redeem themselves in Russia next year. They are in group E with Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia.

GROUPS

Group A

Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay

Group B

Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran

Group C

France, Australia Peru, Denmark

Group D

Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria

Group E

Brazil, Swizterland, Costa Rica, Serbia

Group F

Germany, Mexico, Sweden, Korea Republic

Group G

Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

Group H

Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan

Article by: Staff Reporter
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