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The Big Draw
After wrapping up their 2017 fixtures with two creditable 0-0 draws at Wembley against the world’s top two ranked sides, Germany and Brazil, Gareth Southgate and his England team are now waiting to see who they will meet in Russia next summer.
All 32 teams are confirmed for the 21st FIFA World Cup, which will kick-off at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on 14 June, and the draw for the Finals will be made on Friday 1 December 2017 at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow. The event will begin at 3pm GMT, which is three hours behind Russian time.
The nations have been allocated to four draw pots based on their current FIFA World Ranking, so England are in pot 2 and could potentially face Brazil or Germany, who are in pot 1, again in the group stage next summer.
The draw will divide the 32 countries into eight groups of four. UEFA is the only confederation that can see the maximum of two of their nations in the same group, all other confederations can only have one of their sides drawn in any given group.
During the group stages teams will play three matches, before the top two in each pool advance to the second round knockout stage. The Final will take place back at Luzhniki Stadium on 15 July.
You will be able to follow the draw with us via Twitter @VauxhallEngland.