FIFA, Russia get ready for 2018 World Cup Final Draw
By Reuters|Updated: November 30, 2017
With 32 groups gotten approved for the 2018 World Cup, FIFA authorities in Russia are preparing to designate each country its position for the competition’s group phase with the Final Draw on Friday.
Kickoff in the 2018 World Cup comes an action better on Friday, as FIFA sets the field with the Final Draw. Inside Moscow’s well known State Kremlin Palace auditorium 32 group names will be drawn from 4 pots and positioned into 8 groups of 4.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) FIFA INSPECTION COMMITTEE HEAD, CHRIS UNGER, SAYING: “We have all the groups appointed to the pots according to their ranking. The next 8 finest groups according to the world ranking – in pot 2.
The most affordable rank groups in pot 4.” Soccer legends Diego Maradona of Argentina, Spain’s Carlos Puyol and Uruguayan forward Diego Forlan will draw the groups to identify the groups then – their positions within each group. (SOUNDBITE) (English) URUGUAYAN SOCCER PLAYER, DIEGO FORLAN, SAYING: “Everybody would like to know – the fans, individuals – where to go, where to reserve the airplanes and hotels.
Pals are talking with me to get and to see where they are going to be. It’s going to be great to see the fate of all the nationwide groups.” Russia, as the host country, will be the leading group in Group A, as it looks for to make the homeland proud and reach the knockout phase for the very first time because the collapse of the Soviet Union.