Russian Federation is lowest-ranked team in draw for its home World Cup

FIFA WC 2018: Here are the 32 teams and the draw

FIFA WC 2018: Here are the 32 teams and the draw

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On Thursday, he revealed a two-week timeline to confirm a decision on whether he leads the team to Russian Federation.

It means tricky ties against the likes of Brazil, Argentina, France, Belgium, Germany and Euro 2016 winners Portugal could be in store after they were all placed in Pot 1.

Countries will be drawn into eight groups of four, with each group comprising one team from Pot 1, one from Pot 2, one from Pot 3 and one from Pot 4.

Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia are the qualifiers from Africa, while Australia, who scored 48 goals in qualifying - which was more than any other country - are through, along with fellow Asian qualifiers Iran, Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia.

Federation Internationale de Football Association has changed how it allocates teams in the draw and now uses rankings alone for all four pots. Or will theirs be the dreaded group of death?

Fresh off the back of tearing the Republic of Ireland into tiny little pieces and scattering them to the wind like so many shamrocks, Christian Eriksen and Denmark get the nod here. - But there are still some teams who can cause trouble.as Argentina well know.

The draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup is due to take place on December 1 at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia. Brazil remain undefeated in competitive fixtures since the new man took charge and won 10 of their final 12 qualification matches.

Arguably one of the best goalkeepers in history, Buffon has already represented Italy at a whopping five World Cups, his safe hands lifting one in 2006.

It's probably easier to say who they can't play.

With Lionel Messi in their ranks - the Barcelona star scored an incredible hat-trick to secure Argentina's place in Russian Federation - two-time champions Argentina are among the bookmakers' favorites, as are previous World Cup winners Spain, France and Portugal.

FC Yahoo will have comprehensive coverage of the draw over the next two weeks, leading in to the December 1 event.

Seeding in a higher pot should, in theory, allow for easier qualification to the knockout phase of the tournament.

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