THE look ahead to the large one is sort of over!
However, earlier than the World Cup in Russia subsequent summer time, we should know who’s within the teams, and have the ability to map out these all necessary routes to the ultimate.
When is the draw?
The draw might be held TODAY – December 1, 2017.
It’s going to happen from 3pm UK time, reside and direct from the Kremlin.
The draw will resolve the group phases for the event which runs from June 14 to July 15, 2018.
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What TV channel is it on, and the way can I reside stream it?
The draw might be broadcast reside on BBC 2 and Sky Sports activities Information, with protection ranging from 3pm.
It’s going to even be streamed reside BBC’s web site for UK viewers on Fifa’s web site.
It’s also possible to hear the draw reside on talkSPORT (pay attention right here) from Russia.
Protection will start at 1pm and can proceed till 10pm.
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Who’s within the pots?
Gareth Southgate’s England might be in pot two alongside a bunch of different prime nations.It means the Three Lions will keep away from Spain, Switzerland, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay and Croatia.
Pot 1: Russia (as hosts), Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Poland, France
Pot 2: Spain, Peru , Switzerland, England, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Croatia
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Pot three: Denmark, Iceland, Costa Rica, Sweden, Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal, Iran
Pot Four: Serbia, Nigeria, Australia, Japan, Morocco, Panama, South Korea, Saudi Arabia.
What’s the worst-case state of affairs for England?
Taking into account not more than two European sides will be draw into the identical group, Brazil could be the staff Southgate will need to keep away from from pot one.
From the third seeds, England might be hoping not to attract Iceland.
Not simply due to the notorious Euro 2016 defeat, however as a result of the Scandinavians had been extraordinarily spectacular in qualifying.
From the underside seeds, African heavyweights Nigeria would characterize the hardest opponent accessible — they not too long ago got here from 2-Zero all the way down to beat Argentina Four-2.
What’s the best-case state of affairs for England?
Russia are solely prime seeds as a result of they’re hosts, so certainly they might be the staff to hope for.
Though, they’ll have a passionate crowd behind them.
Iran haven’t been notably spectacular and England would fancy their probabilities.
Shock package deal Panama could be the facet most will hope to attract from the eight backside seeds.