The Highlights from World Cup 2018 groups draw

Evarado Alatorre
Diciembre 6, 2017

Hisense had a strong presence at Final Draw which saw the groups and first fixtures for the participating 32 teams announced.

No obvious "Group of Death" emerged when the 2018 FIFA World Cup draw was announced Friday morning. As a milestone event before the start of the tournament, the Draw was attended by high profile guests, government officials and FIFA representatives, as well as accredited media and the proud members of the FIFA Commercial Affiliates.

Uruguay, who have some of the best strikers in world football, Luis Suárez and Edinson Cavani, will fancy their chances of getting out of this group. Egypt (No. 31) and Saudi Arabia (No. 63) round out the hosts' competition to advance.

One of the most anticipated games will be between the European champions Portugal, who will play Iberian neighbors Spain in their first match in Group B, which also includes Morocco and Iran. Spain eliminated Portugal in the round of 16 of the 2010 World Cup and the semifinals of Euro 2012.

A similar dynamic is likely to play out in Group F, the only other group with more than two teams in the world's top 20.

More news: Fabregas lifts lid on fight to convince Conte and save Chelsea career

"It's a very interesting group".

Group D contains former World Cup champion Argentina and its familiar opponent Nigeria.

With their world-class players, neither Brazil nor Germany should have a hard time qualifying for the second round of the tournament. Group D also features Croatia, who was defeated 1-0 by Argentina in the 1998 group stage, their only previous World Cup meeting.

The main contender for the label is Group C, which pits France (No. 6 in the world) against Peru (No. 11) and Denmark (which recently rose to No. 12 in FIFA's world rankings).

But all eyes will be on the opening game to see if the hosts can spring any surprises in front of their home supporters.

Otros informes por

Discuta este artículo

SIGUE NUESTRO PERIÓDICO