The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held from the June 14 to July 15 in Russia. In the most important sports event, it could be more classic scenes will be recorded and more records will be broke. After the draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the eight groups for the first stage of the sports event will be unveiled in short time. The 2018 FIFA World Cup draw will be managed at the State Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Russia. The Palace is often used as a concert hall for many significant concerts. The spokesman of FIFA argues that many prestigious artists have held numerous significant events at the sacred palace, with a capacity of 6,000 spectators, including traditional ballets and operas.
It will begin at 6 p.m. local time or 3 p.m. GMT. You can pay attention to the coverage on the event right here.
Former captain of England national football team Gary Lineker was the winner of Golden Boot in 1986. The former captain will host the ceremony with a Russia sports journalist Maria Komandnaya.
Sequences of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Draw
Group A: Russia, Uruguay, Egypt, Saudi Arabia
Group B: Portugal, Spain, Iran, Morocco
Group C: France, Peru, Denmark, Australia
Group D: Argentina, Croatia, Iceland, Nigeria
Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea
Group G: Belgium, England, Tunisia, Panama
Group H: Poland, Colombia, Senegal, Japan
Russia, England and France side got favorable draws. Portugal national football team will compete in Group B with Spain national football team. Unfortunately, Argentina national football team will face an unfavorable situation for paired with Croatia, Iceland and Nigeria national football team. As the champion of CONCAF, the Mexico national football team will compete in Group F with Germany, Sweden and South Korea national football teams.
Rory Smith argues that Russia will play the opening game in a match against Saudi Arabia or another national football team. Russia and Saudi Arabia are two poorest countries among many qualified national football teams. In the quite balanced group, Uruguay side is probably to become the last 16 while Russia and Egypt sides are also hopeful to becoming one of the Last 16.
Korea national football team is divided into Group F, pairing with Germany, Sweden and Mexico. Many Korean media utter remarks on the poor outcome. It is calculated by media all Korean footballers need taking off 2,794 km at least before competing in one group. It’s almost impossible for Korea side to knock out.
In a report themed Dangerous Grouping Situation for Korea: Germany, Mexico and Sweden argues that Korea side pairing with Germany, Mexico and Sweden is the worst sequence of 2018 FIFA World Cup draw.
The Group F is the “Group of Death” simply for paring with three competent teams for Korea national football team, which is under the leadership of Korean manager. Since the 2014 FIFA World Cup, FIFA changed the rules of draw. All football teams will be assessed by international rankings in draw.