World Cup 2018 FIFA World Cup Draw-December 1

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Likely to be some time early in the morning of December 2.

For those uninitiated one team from each pot is drawn to make one of the eight groups of four. No two teams from the same federation can play each other in the groups stages unless it's a European nation.

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
South Korea
Saudi Arabia
 

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Russia, Peru and Tunisia would be the easiest draw for us based off that. Although, there are talks Peru could be kicked out due to government interference in the Peruvian FA but it's likely a beat-up.
 

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Rehearsals were... interesting:



Our group was:
Brazil
England
Sweden
Australia


People thought that was more difficult than France, Spain, Costa Rica, Japan (They think France and Spain should coast it).
 

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I was putting together a list of teams from other pots that have never played each other at a World Cup before but it took forever. Needless to say, I almost wish the draw was somehow set up to create new match ups we've never seen before.
 

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No offence to the teams but if Portugal had that group and still draw games -fukk me, Im hoping for us n Portugal in the same group
 

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I want Russia, England, Tunisia. Russia cause they're the hosts and not that strong, England cause I just want us to have a crack at them, and Tunisia cause they're beatable.

What we'll probably get? Brazil, Spain, Denmark.
 

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I want Russia, England, Tunisia. Russia cause they're the hosts and not that strong, England cause I just want us to have a crack at them, and Tunisia cause they're beatable.

What we'll probably get? Brazil, Spain, Denmark.
Put me down for one of them too. Can't wait for the draw tonight!
 

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I'm about to do a mock draw myself
But seeing the rankings made me wonder one thing
I see Russia has the lowest ranking in the World Cup
Would that be due to deflated rankings with no qualifiers for two years?
I know FIFA awards a more points to proper games over friendlies, so in the case of the hosts not playing competitive games for two years, would their ranking get deflated?
 
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