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FIFA reveals pots plan for Friday's tournament draw
England are among nine unseeded countries in the final Pot, although one of those will be drawn at random and moved into Pot 2 before the main draw in order to ensure there is an even distribution of countries in each pot.
They will definitely face one of the seeded South American sides, to eliminate the possibility of more than two European sides being drawn in the same group.
One team will then be drawn from each pot to form eight groups with four teams in each.
Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland
Algeria, Cameroon, Chile, Ivory Coast, Ecuador, Ghana, Nigeria
Australia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, USA
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, England, France, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia
Which would be the best & worse groups England could face? It doesn't look too bad for me. There's still some quality sides that England will avoid.