A Quick Recap of the World Cup Draw

The World Cup groups have been drawn. Here’s a brief reminder of who made the final cut:

 

UEFA/Europe

  • Russia (Host)
  • Belgium
  • England
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Poland
  • Iceland
  • Serbia
  • France
  • Portugal
  • Switzerland
  • Croatia
  • Sweden
  • Denmark

 

AFC/Asia

  • Iran
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Australia

 

CAF/Africa

  • Egypt
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia

 

CONCACAF/North America

  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • Panama

 

CONMEBOL/South America

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Uruguay
  • Colombia
  • Peru

 

We’ll be missing some familiar faces this upcoming summer:

 

Notable Omissions

  • United States (first time since 1990)
  • Italy (first time since 1958)
  • Netherlands
  • Ghana
  • South Africa
  • Chile
  • Cameroon
  • Algeria
  • Ivory Coast
  • Greece
  • Honduras

 

Each nation was seeded based on their FIFA ranking. Eight groups of four were drawn from the following “pots”:

 

Pot 1: 

  1. Russia (Host – automatically drawn to Group A)
  2. Germany
  3. Portugal
  4. France
  5. Argentina
  6. Belgium
  7. Brazil
  8. Poland

 

Pot 2:

  1. Spain
  2. England
  3. Colombia
  4. Mexico
  5. Uruguay
  6. Switzerland
  7. Croatia
  8. Peru

 

Pot 3

  1. Iceland
  2. Costa Rica
  3. Senegal
  4. Egypt
  5. Iran
  6. Tunisia
  7. Denmark
  8. Sweden 

 

Pot 4

  1. Panama
  2. Republic of Korea
  3. Saudi Arabia
  4. Morocco
  5. Japan
  6. Nigeria
  7. Serbia
  8. Australia

 

And finally, here is what the groups look like:

 

Group A

  1. Russia
  2. Uruguay
  3. Egypt
  4. Saudi Arabia

 

 

Group B

  1. Portugal
  2. Spain
  3. Iran
  4. Morocco

 

Group C

  1. France
  2. Peru
  3. Denmark
  4. Australia

 

 

Group D

  1. Argentina
  2. Croatia
  3. Iceland
  4. Nigeria

 

 

Group E

  1. Brazil
  2. Switzerland
  3. Costa Rica
  4. Serbia

 

Group F

  1. Germany
  2. Mexico
  3. Sweden
  4. South Korea

 

 

Group G 

  1. Belgium
  2. England
  3. Tunisia
  4. Panama

 

Group H

  1. Poland
  2. Colombia
  3. Senegal
  4. Japan

 

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