World Cup Draw 2018 Results Groups Bracket and Schedule Revealed

The draw has provided some exciting fixtures, but the pick of the bunch has to be Spain and Portugal being drawn together again in Group B.

The difficult times for the Selecao didnt end there, though, as they subsequently failed to impress at the 2015 and 2016 Copas America.

However, things are looking bright for them under Tite, who has transformed their outlook since taking charge last year and is beginning to get the best out of a promising generation of players including the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Neymar and Philippe Coutinho.

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They will be tested fully in Russia after being handed a tough draw in Group F alongside Mexico, Sweden and South Korea.

Brazils enduring memory of the last World Cup, which they hosted, will be the 7-1 defeat doled out to them by eventual champions Germany in the semi-finals of the competition.

Group A:Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Uruguay.

The teams superstar is Tottenham Hotspurs Son Heung-min but the squad overall lacks quality, particularly in attack, and expectations will be low going into the tournament.

Group H:Poland, Senegal, Colombia and Japan.

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Group E:Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia.

Die Mannschaft warmed up for the competition by winning the Confederations Cup in the summer with what amounted to a reserve team, while last year they reached the semi-finals of the 2016 UEFA European Championship.

Perennial tournament contenders, the Germans will be worth keeping an eye on as always.

Group C:France, Australia, Peru and Denmark.

The Premier League will also be well-served when England take on Belgium in Group G.

Fridays draw has already provided some intriguing fixtures, and the excitement should increase after the group stages when the tournament switches to a knockout format.

The Selecao cruised through qualifying, losing just one of 18 matches, and finishing top of the CONMEBOL standings by 10 points.

Germany will open their campaign against Mexico who toppedCONCACAF qualifying,five points clear with just one defeat in 10 games.

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Two other teams who will know each other well clash again as Lionel Messis Argentina were drawn against Nigeria yet again, in Group D.

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Brazils toughest opponents may well be Serbia, who topped Group D and can call upon players such as Manchester Uniteds Nemanja Matic and Lazios Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

Salah is enjoying a superb season at Anfield, currently the Premier Leagues top scorer, with the two teams set to clash at the Ekaterinburg Arena on Saturday, 15 June 2018:

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Elsewhere in Group A its all about Liverpool, as former striker Luis Suarezs Uruguay team take on Mohamed Salahs Egypt.

As shown by B/R Football, the Belgian Red Devils have a team packed full of Premier League superstars and will know all about Gareth Southgates side:

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They breezed through qualification with 10 wins from 10, scoring 43 goals in the process and conceding just four.

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Brazil have been drawn in Group E and will face Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia, but they should still be capable of getting to the knockout stages and beyond.

Group G:Belgium, Panama, Tunisia and England.

The final group fixture will see Germany take on South Korea, who will be considered the weakest team in the group having qualified in second place behind Iran in Asian Group A.

This will be the fifth time the two sides have met in the last seven World Cups. B/R Football show how Argentina have yet to lose to the Super Eagles:

Theyre among the favourites heading into Russia, and theyll be looking to redeem themselves after the last World Cup.

Group B:Portugal, Spain, Morocco and Iran.

As shown by B/R Football, its the opening game in the group in Sochi and will see Cristiano Ronaldo face off against some of his Real Madrid team-mates such as Isco and Sergio Ramos:

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Five-time winners Brazil, who came top in South American qualifying, have been drawn in Group E with Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia.

It will be particularly fascinating if they face Germany again.

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In the former, Brazil exited in the quarter-finals at the hands of Paraguay, while in the latter, they failed to escape the group stage for the first time since 1987.

Group F:Germany, Mexico, Sweden and Korea Republic.

England have drawn Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in their group for the 2018FIFA World Cup, while defending champions Germany will face Mexico, Sweden and Korea Republic in Russia.

Sweden will also prove stiff opposition, they may have had to come through qualifying to take their place in Russia, but produced a shock by upsetting four-time winners Italy over two legs.

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FIFA provided the complete schedule, including the bracket, on itsofficial website.

The game will also bring back memories of FIFA World Cup 2010, when the two sides met in Cape Town and David Villas goal sent La Roja into the quarter-finals.

Group D:Argentina, Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria.

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2014 champions Germany head up Group F! ????????

The 32 teams will battle it out next year over the course of the month-long competition, which will begin with hosts Russia taking on Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 14 and end with the final on Sunday, July 15.

Switzerland finished behind Portugal in their World Cup group but saw off Northern Ireland in a qualifier to take their place in Russia, while Costa Rica also finished second in CONCACAF qualifying behind Mexico.

World Cup Draw 2018 Results Groups Bracket and Schedule Revealed

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