MOSCOW, Russia, Sporting Alert – The draw for the 2018 World Cup will take place on Friday and here is how you can watch live stream of the event, as we wait to see who will battle in the group stages.
Several of the top football nations, including defending world champions Germany, will be among the 32 qualified teams being divided into eight groups of four.
TV Channels: BBC Two (UK), Fox Sports 1 (U.S.)
Host country Russia, former world champions Brazil, Argentina and Spain, along with Portugal, Mexico and Belgium will also be in the draw for next summer’s prestigious showpiece.
The draw for the group stages will take place at the State Kremlin Palace inside the Moscow Kremlin.
“This prestigious entertainment venue with a capacity of 6,000 spectators has hosted many international and locally renowned artists in the past, as well as traditional ballets and operas,” A FIFA spokesperson said.
Next year’s World Cup tournament will feature some of the best talents on the planet, including Lionel Messi of Argentina, Neymar of Brazil, Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Eden Hazard of Belgium.
WHAT THE POTS LOOK LIKE?
Pot 1: Russia (hosts), Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Poland, France
Pot 2: Spain, Switzerland, England, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Croatia, Peru
Pot 3: Denmark, Iceland, Costa Rica, Sweden, Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal, Iran
Pot 4: Serbia, Nigeria, Japan, Morocco, Panama, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Australia
Everyone has been waiting anxiously for the draw, including Germany forward Thomas Müller, Neymar and England’s Harry Kane.
Neymar said: “Brazil are ready to face anyone.”
Kane, who will captain and lead the attack line for England in Russia next summer, told FIFA.com that the Three Lions are excited about the draw.
“If you want to win a big tournament, you’re going to have to play the best teams sooner or later,” Kane told FIFA.com.
The Tottenham striker also revealed that he’s excited about playing in his first ever World Cup tournament.
“We’re positive, but we’re not getting too ahead of ourselves,” Kane told FIFA.com. “We know we’ve still got a lot of work to do and we’ve got some great friendly games coming up between now and the finals.
It’s a great feeling to qualify. It’ll be my first World Cup, I’m really excited about that, so it’s just about focusing on the games ahead and looking forward to the finals.”
— Thomas Müller (@esmuellert_) December 1, 2017