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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.

Pot 1:

Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland

Pot 2:

Algeria, Cameroon, Chile, Ivory Coast, Ecuador, Ghana, Nigeria

Pot 3:

Australia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, USA

Pot 4:

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.


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AFC_Harry34 · Arsenal fan

Worst thing could be us getting drawn into pot 2, would face a South American and European team in our group for certain!

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Posford · Norwich City fan   In reply

@walshi1987 I suppose a 0-0 is better than a loss

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walshi1987 · Blackburn Rovers fan

@Posford I'd rather them over Cameroon, Chile, Ivory Coast, Ghana or Nigeria. The only other I would take is Ecuador

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MB_Ktubes · Liverpool fan

Best group- Switzerland, Algeria, Honduras, England. Wost group- Spain/Brazil/Argentina/Germany, Chile, Mexico, England

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Posford · Norwich City fan   In reply

@walshi1987 I don't Algeria again, they'll just play for another 0-0 draw

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Posford · Norwich City fan

Judging by the teams in Pot 1 I can see us getting a winnable group. I'm hoping we're paired with either Switzerland, Colombia, Belgium or Uruguay. As long as we avoid a Brazil, Germany or Spain then I will be happy

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walshi1987 · Blackburn Rovers fan

I'd say best group would be Colombia, Algeria & Iran but there are a few other combinations that would be OK.
Worst would be Brazil, Ivory Coast & Mexico.

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