Nigeria draws Belgium & England in World Cup Mock draw

The draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place on 1 December 2017 at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia. It will determine the group in which each of the 32 qualified national teams will play in at the start of the tournament. The teams will be divided into four pots of eight, with one team selected from each pot to form a group.

Unlike previous editions of the World Cup, all pots will be determined by each national team’s October 2017 FIFA World Ranking, with Pot 1 containing the highest-ranked teams, Pot 2 containing the next highest-ranked teams, and so on; in previous editions only one pot containing the highest-ranked teams was determined by rank, with the other three pots determined by continental confederation. The hosts will continue to be placed in Pot 1 and treated as a seeded team, therefore, Pot 1 will consist of hosts Russia and the seven highest-ranked teams that qualify for the tournament.

In Awijare Mock draw conducts Thursday evening, the Super Eagles of Nigeria has been drawn in Group F against Belgium, England and Costa Rica.

Former winners, Argentina and Spain are drawn in Group B, while the defending champion, Germany plays in Group D alongside Colombia, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

BelowBelow is the full draw:

GROUP A

Russia

Australia

Mexico

Senegal

 

GROUP B

Argentina

Iceland

South Korea

Spain

 

GROUP C

France

Croatia

Iran

Morocco

 

GROUP DG

Germany

Colombia

Egypt

Saudi Arabia

 

GROUP E

Brazil

Serbia

Switzerland

Tunisia

 

GROUP F

Belgium

Costa Rica

England

Nigeria

 

GROUP G

Portugal

Uruguay

Panama

Sweden

 

GROUP H

Poland

Denmark

Japan

Peru

 

A good number of football fans are of the opinion that the Super Eagles of Nigeria should be able to navigate through a group like the one above.

 

These football enthusiasts believe that though Belgium may be a hard nut to crack, England and Costa Rica shouldn’t pose a threat to the Super Eagles ambition of playing in the second round.

 

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