We hope you didn’t lose interest in World Cup 2018 just because USMNT will not be there. If you still intend to watch the World Cup games, then you’ll be glad to know that you are in for a treat. FIFA conducted the draw for the group stage of 2018 World Cup in Moscow on Friday and brought some interesting clashes.
The host will face Uruguay, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia. Reigning World Cup winner, Germany landed in group F and are going against Mexico, Sweden, and South Korea during their quest to defend the title. Portugal and Spain are favorites in Group B since it is hard to imagine Iran and Morocco making a big splash. Another interesting duel will be seen in Group G, that features Belgium and England alongside Tunisia and Panama. The overall impression, however, is that the groups are very balanced and could bring some upsets. You can check out all the groups below.
2018 World Cup is scheduled to take place from 14 June to 15 July 2018 in 11 cities. Out of the 32 national teams participating in the competition, 20 will be making back-to-back appearances following the 2014 World Cup hosted by Brazil. Only two national teams, Brazil and Germany, participated in every edition of the World Cup, while Panama and Iceland are making their World Cup debuts.
Russia, Uruguay, Egypt, Saudi Arabia
Portugal, Spain, Iran, Morocco
France, Peru, Denmark, Australia
Argentina, Croatia, Iceland, Nigeria
Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea
Belgium, England, Tunisia, Panama
Poland, Colombia, Senegal, Japan