World Cup 2018 FIFA World Cup Draw-December 1

Discussion in 'Association Football (Soccer)' started by Mr_Bojangles, Nov 23, 2017.

Put it out there
  1. Mr_Bojangles

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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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  2. Jatz

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    I feel bad but don’t really care who Australia get. Looking forward to the tournament as a whole though. Love a World Cup.
     
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  3. roo2macca

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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.
     
  4. Willo_

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    I look forward to our traditional drawing in the 'group of death'
     
  5. Viva la Mattner

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    Would love to play Uruguay and England as hard as that may be
     
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  6. roo2macca

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    Can't play both as they are in the same pot but, yes, would love to get England.
     
  7. Zidane98

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    I reckon we will get:

    Poland
    England
    Costa Rica
    Australia



    Bring it on!!
     
  8. saint_

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    I reckon we'll get:
    Brazil
    Spain
    Egypt
     
  9. Fryer Tuck

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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).
     
  10. RossFC

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    What's the exact time for this in SA or Vic time and will it be on Foxtel/Optus/FreeTV?
     
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    According to reports, 3pm UK time, which means... 2am Vic time on December 2nd.
     
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  12. roo2macca

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    1:30am SA time on Saturday morning I believe if my calculations are correct. It's 6:00pm Moscow time.
     
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  13. roo2macca

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    It will probably be streamed on the FIFA website, they usually are.
     
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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.
     
  17. Dockerjonz

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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
     
  18. In The Rod We Trust

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    Will be live on YouTube :)
     
  19. HODGEYROAD

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    Hopefully we get something a bit more kind than 2014, in saying that any draw will look tough for us.
     
  20. In The Rod We Trust

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    If we make it into Russia and Polands group we would have done well.
     
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  21. roo2macca

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    Portugal wouldn't be a bad result either.
     
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    Yep
    Don’t rate them at all
     
  23. Coolangatta

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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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    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?