2018 FIFA World Cup Finals Draw: Less than 200 days to go for the biggest even in the world – FIFA World Cup 2018, the 17th edition. And on Friday, 32 nations who confirmed their tickets to Russia will know their fate, who they would face at the coming summer, when the groups will be announced at the concert hall at the State Kremlin Palace in Russia.
After months-long campaign covering 211 footballing nations, a total of 867 matches were played and only 32 found themselves lucky. While big names like Italy, Chile and the Netherlands missed out on the finals, debutants Iceland, Wales, Scotland, Republic of Ireland and even Panama confirmed their summer in Russia. It probably must be a huge celebration in those countries.
The four pots are ready and FIFA have duly divided the teams based on their rankings. Russia being the hosts, will be accompanying the top-seven ranked teams. The next three pots follow as usual.
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Here is everything you need to know about the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals draw….
When is the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals draw?
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals draw is on Friday, December 1, 2017.
Where will the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals draw take place?
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals draw will be held at the concert hall at the State Kremlin Palace in Russia. Former England forward Gary Lineker will be performing the draw.
At what time will the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals draw start?
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals draw will start at 8.30 pm IST.
Which are the TV Channels in India that will telecast the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals draw?
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals draw will be aired on Sony Ten 1,2, and 3.
Where are you watch the Live streaming of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals draw?
You can watch the Live streaming of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals draw on Sony LIV.
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An accomplished striker in his playing days, Lineker received the Golden Boot at the Mexico 1986 World Cup as the tournament’s top scorer, and represented Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona at club level.
2018 FIFA World Cup Finals Draw: Lineker is also a keen supporter of his local team Leicester City. The Foxes’ fairytale 2015/16 Premier League title was a moment of euphoria and slight embarrassment for Lineker, as he had previously promised to present Match of the Day in his underwear should Leicester win the league.