As the 2018 Russia FIFA World Cup builds up, Brainnews NG has drafted some briefs about the popular football game which begins on 14 June 2018.
The draw will be held on 1 December 2017 at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow. The 32 teams will be drawn into eight groups of four.
For the draw, the teams will be allocated to four pots based on the FIFA World Rankings of October 2017.
Pot 1 will contain the hosts Russia (which will be automatically assigned to Position A1) and the best seven teams, Pot 2 will contain the next best eight teams, and so on for Pots 3 and 4.
This will be different from previous draws, where only Pot 1 was based on FIFA Rankings while the remaining pots were based on geographical considerations. Same as previous editions, teams from the same confederation will not be drawn against each other for the group stage, except for UEFA where each group can contain up to two teams.
Findings by Brainnews NG has it that the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men’s national teams of the member associations of FIFA. From 14 June 2018 – 15 July 2018. Venue(s) will be 12 (in 11 host cities), Location: Russia, 32 Teams will play in the tournament.