The schedule for the 21st FIFA World Cup 2018 has already been drawn. It is going to be held during the summers in Russia and start from 14th June 2018 and end on 15th July 2018. In this competition, 32 teams will compete with each other to be the next champion. The qualifying round began in September 2016 and will end on October 2017. Till now 23 teams have got qualified.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage Draw Date: 1st December 2017 (Friday)
Draw Date and Seeding System
As the qualifying rounds for the 2018 World Cup will end on October 2017, on 1st December 2017, the draw for the group stages will commence. It will happen in the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow Russia. The draws will determine the in which the 32 teams will play at the beginning of the tournament. There will be four groups, and each group will have eight teams.
Being the host country, Russia has already qualified, and we already have 23 qualified teams till now. As the qualifying rounds will lend in October 2017, 31 teams will join the group league from 5 different federations.
- Group Stage Draws: – The seeding and the ranking of the teams will be declared by FIFA after the qualification round gets over and we get the 32 qualified teams. According to the ranking, the 32 teams will be put in 4 different pots and each containing eight teams. Russia being the host will be in the pot one along with the defending champion Germany and six other best ranked-teams.
The group stage draws on 1st December 2017 will be telecasted live on various online streaming channels and national sports channels.
FIFA World Cup Draw Date, Time, Venue, and Stream
Draw Date: 1st December 2017
Time: 8 PM ET
Venue: State Kremlin Palace inside the Moscow Kremlin
Live Stream: FIFA.com
Telecast: BBC and ITV
Result: Updated soon
Estimated draws of the qualified teams
|Country||Ranking as per October 2017||Possible Pots|
|Iceland||21||2 or 3|
|Costa Rica||22||2 or 3|
|Serbia||38||3 or 4|
|Nigeria||41||3 or 4|
|Japan||44||3 or 4|
Possible Entrance of team and pots
|Country||Ranking as on October 2017||Pots|
|Croatia||18||2 or 3|
|Denmark||19||2 or 3|
|Northern Ireland||23||2 or 3|
|Republic of Ireland||26||3|
|Australia||43||3 or 4|
We will be updating the draw results and updates on December 2017. Stay tuned here