2018 FIFA WORLD CUP DRAW — Live Updates

Lionel Messi led Argentina to the FIFA World Cup final in 2014

One of the surprise packets to make the World Cup, Tunisia are 27th in the world and have the talent to make a statement.

IST: Here's what Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar have to say about the final draw.

But how does the draw - which takes place on Friday afternoon - actually work?

Any violent clashes would add to the scrutiny that is already being applied to staging the World Cup in Russia, given the recent doping scandal in athletics that has also engulfed many other sports - including football.

The teams have been divided into four pots owing to their current Fifa ranking.

The FIFA World Cup has gifted us some weird and wonderful draws during the competition's history.

Who Is in Each Pot?

Pot 1: Russia (65), Germany (1), Brazil (2), Portugal (3), Argentina (4), Belgium (5), Poland (6), France (7).

A potential "group of death" could include five-time World Cup winners Brazil, England, Sweden, who knocked out Italy, and Nigeria.

The draw will decide the group stages for the tournament which runs from June 14 to July 15, 2018. Today Moscow is the capital of football.

Wahbi Khazri. A brief stint in France for Bordeaux lead to his transition to the big time when he teamed up with Sunderland last season in the EPL.

"The anti-doping control will be done by medical officers of Fifa not Russia - nothing will be in the hands of the Russian organisers", Fifa's medical chief said. Russia are a part of Pot 1 due to them being the host nation. Be it musicians like Luciano Pavarotti and Sophia Lauren or actors like Robin Williams, the Fifa World Cup draw has had its fair share of entertainment value. "People want to know that they can come here safely, that they will be protected, that they are wanted".

Where can I watch the draw online?

Southgate, who famously missed a penalty in Euro 1996 when England were knocked out by Germany, took over a year ago after Sam Allardyce resigned.

IST: The drawing assistants are getting ready for the final draw.

The event begins at 10 a.m. Eastern.

But all of the host cities have their attractions and all are well connected by air, train and road from Moscow.

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