World cup draw

world cup draw

How does the World Cup draw work?

But before we can enter the Cup, qualified teams must take part in the World Cup draw. The draw is when teams learn their fate for the upcoming tournament. Qualifiers are separated into four pots and during the draw, the teams from each pot find out what groups they are in.

What is the history of the World Cup draw?

The first version of the draw had been made in a football associations office, a few days before the 1930 World Cup; it was also repeated in 1934. Five of these have been held in hotel ballrooms; the 1950 draw was conducted in the office of a government agency.

Who are Les Bleuspotential draw opponents at the World Cup?

Les Bleus themselves already suffered this back in 2002 after their 1998 success on home soil and Denmark, Uruguay and Senegal, are all potential draw opponents here -- again.

How is the World Cup team distribution determined?

The World Cup team distribution ended up as follows: After the 32 teams were decided, a draw to determine eight groups of four was held in Moscow on Dec. 1, 2017. Nations were seeded by FIFA rankings into four pots, with the top seven teams and Russia in Pot 1, the next best eight in Pot 2, and so on.

How does the draw for the Champions League work?

As is customary at Final Draws, a ball will be drawn from the team pots and then another from the group pots to determine the position in which the team in question will play. With the exception of UEFA, which has more qualifiers (14) than there are groups (8), no teams from the same confederation can be drawn in the same group.

How are the pots of the FIFA World Cup determined?

The four pots will be emptied by drawing the eight teams they each contain one by one and placing them in the eight groups of four teams (Groups A to H). Hosts Russia will occupy the top position in Group A, while the seven other seeds will occupy the top spots in Groups B to H.

Who are Les Bleuspotential draw opponents at the World Cup?

Les Bleus themselves already suffered this back in 2002 after their 1998 success on home soil and Denmark, Uruguay and Senegal, are all potential draw opponents here -- again.

Who are the teams France and Mexico up against at the World Cup?

Defending champions France will face Denmark again after their 2018 meeting and could also be reunited with Peru or Australia as well as Tunisia in Group D while Mexico are up against Argentina, Poland and Saudi Arabia in a spicy Group C.

Will France come into the World Cup as titleholders?

France will come into this World Cup as titleholders, but we must not forget that the previous four European winners have all crashed out in the group stage the following tournament.

Who are the final teams out of the FIFA World Cup pot?

The final team out of the pot is Canada, who join Belgium, Morocco and Croatia in what looks like being one of the more even groups.

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