THE 2018 WORLD CUP 2018 DRAWS

The World cup draws was made on December 1st, 2017 which implies teams now know what anticipates them in Russia and they can begin to make important arrangements. As normal like another World cup, there were some intriguing groups and we will look at every group in detail.

Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
Of all the seeds Russia has are right now the least ranked team and there were fears that they could be given a tough group but they couldn’t have asked for a better draw. Uruguay two times World champions are their hardest adversary on paper in the group so it is normal they will fight it out with Egypt who is led by Liverpool Star Salah for the second place. The hosts opening match against Saudi Arabia will go a long way to decide whether they can make it into the second round.

Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran
At the point when the seeds were announced, it was clear one of the top seeds would get Spain. Portugal who is the present European champions were the team who got them and they open their battle against the 2010 victors. This match will go far to figure out who will likely turn out as group winners. Portugal will be boosted by the attacking threat of Cristiano Ronaldo, however, Spain on the whole as a group is one of the top choices for the World cup so it will be an intense one. Morocco showing up in the World cup for the first time since 1998 will wish they had got more fortunate as it is hard to see them past the group stage while Iran who qualified for the finals successively for the first time doesn’t stand a shot either.

Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark.
France couldn’t have wished for an easier draw. They are one of the top picks to win the competition with the variety of talents available to them so shouldn’t experience any difficulty seeing off any of Australia, Peru and Denmark. Denmark ought to be slight top choices to proceed with France but they will require Spurs star man Christen Eriksen whose hat trick against the Irish fired the Danes to the finals in top form. Peru qualified for the finals to the detriment of Chile will be no weaklings while Australia who qualified for their fourth straight finals will likewise want to have a say.

Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria.
This is probably the hardest group on paper. Argentina two time World champions qualified after Messi’s hat-trick gave them victory against Ecuador on the last day of CONMEBOL qualifiers. They meet familiar adversaries in Nigeria who they have beaten in four World cup gatherings. Nigeria qualified from a group that has three previous AFCON champions while Croatia and Iceland were both in the same qualifying group. Iceland topped the group while Croatia qualified by means of playoffs. Argentina ought to qualify as group winners with the others fighting it out for the second spot yet at the World cup anything can happen.

Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia.
Five-time World champions are the bookies second favourite to win the World cup and they ought to have no issue with qualifying from a relatively easy group. They finished top of the CONMEBOL qualifiers and qualified with six games to go and have another personality under Tite. Switzerland finished second behind Portugal despite losing only once in their qualifying group so ought to be a slight favourite for second place in the group but should expect a battle from Costa Rica who stunned the world in 2014 by qualifying from a group that includes Uruguay, Italy and England, reaching the quarterfinals in the process. Serbia qualified from a testing group in qualifying by finishing top so won’t be weaklings.

Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea.
Defending champions are the bookmakers’ favourite for the trophy. They boast of youthful and experienced talents which are mostly from the group that won in Brazil in 2014 so they ought to qualify effortlessly as group winners taking all things into account. Mexico qualified top in their CONCACAF region and ought to slug it out with Sweden who thumped out 2006 champions Italy while Korea will likewise be no weaklings and will depend on the fire energy of Spurs striker Son to take them into the second round.

Group H: Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England.
Belgium finished top of their qualifying group and qualified with two matches to go. They still have their golden generation and will hope to better their quarterfinal appearing in Brazil while England who has failed to meet expectations in their last three major finals will hope to avoid another humiliating exit from another major competition. They couldn’t have requested a less demanding draw as Tunisia who is showing up since 1998 should pose no danger, as is Panama who are making their bow at the finals for the first time.

Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan.
Poland finished top of their qualifying group with star man and Captain Robert Lewandowski finishing as the top scorer in the qualifying. They will hope he touches base at the competition in top form and will favour their odds of qualifying from a gathering that has Senegal who finished top of their qualifying group and has Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane in their ranks. The Senegalese will would like to better their quarterfinal appearance on their introduction in 2002. Colombia who reached the quarterfinals in 2014 will be a threat as well. They brag about 2014 brilliant boot victor James Rodriguez and a restored Falcao. Japan will likewise hope to create an impression in the group and will depend on the likes of Okazaki to for them into the following round.

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