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World Cup 2018: Who are the 32 teams? Which pots are they in? When is the draw?

World Cup 2018: Who are the 32 teams? Which pots are they in? When is the draw?

16/11/2017 at 07:32Updated 16/11/2017 at 11:13

Excitement is building ahead of the 2018 World Cup draw now all the qualifying slots have been filled.

Peru were the 32nd and final team to qualify for the finals when they defeated New Zealand in their intercontinental play-off in the early hours of Thursday.

WHEN IS THE WORLD CUP DRAW?

The World Cup draw is on December 1 at 3pm.

WHERE WILL IT TAKE PLACE?

It will take place at the Kremlin, Moscow.

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HOW DOES IT WORK?

Forget previous tournament draws, it’s all change in 2017...

The seven-highest ranked teams in the FIFA World rankings as of October 16 join Russia in Pot One, with the remaining teams dropping into three other pots based on their rankings. Pot Two will contain the next eight strongest teams (well, according to FIFA), and so on.

WHICH TEAM IS IN WHICH POT:

FIFA has now confirmed the make-up of the pots:

WHERE ARE ENGLAND?

Not in Pot One, for obvious reasons.

However, they are bobbing along nicely in Pot Two, along with Spain, Peru, Switzerland, England, Colombia, Croatia, Mexico and Uruguay. So they avoid one team which inflicted pain on them four years ago...

England defeat to Uruguay (Reuters)

England defeat to Uruguay (Reuters)Reuters

WHAT IS ENGLAND'S BEST CASE AND WORST CASE SCENARIOS?

Ideally, England would probably draw Russia, Iran and Saudi Arabia.

The worst situation would be Germany, Denmark and Nigeria.

WHEN IS THE WORLD CUP?

The World Cup runs from June 14 to July 15 in 2018.

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