When is the 2018 World Cup draw? All you need to know, including England’s pot

first_imgThe draw will divide the 32 teams into eight groups of four. Each group will play three matches, before the top two countries qualify for the knockout stages. When will the matches take place? The tournament will begin on Thursday 14 June, 2018 where Russia will take on whoever they get drawn against first at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. The matches will be played across eleven other venues in the month-long tournament. The final will take place on Sunday 15 July at the Luzhniki Stadium. 5 5 5 5center_img 5 With qualifiers completed, all 32 nations are now looking to the draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Here is all the info you need ahead of the draw.When is the draw?The draw is on Friday 1 December, at 6pm local time, which means UK fans can catch it at 3pm. Knowing these events, however, it probably will take a while for the draw to actually begin. Where will it take place?The Russia 2018 draw will take place in the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow.Where can I access it?Stream it on talkSPORT here, as we will be in Russia to bring you the draw live. Coverage begins with Hawksbee and Jacobs on Friday from 1pm (GMT) then Adrian Durham and Darren Gough will be with Joey Barton and Sam Allardyce from 4pm to discuss England’s fate.How will it work?The 32 teams will be split into four pots based on their current FIFA world rankings. Pot 1 contains Russia and the highest-ranked seven teams. Pot 2 will feature the next best eight teams including Gareth Southgate’s England side, and so on for Pots 3 and 4.  Germany won the last World Cup in Brazil when they beat Argentina 1-0 last_img read more