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AT 3pm Today

 

The 32 teams who have qualified will be split into eight four-team groups, drawn from four pots. The groups will contain one team from each pot.

Teams have been placed in the pots according to their position in the Fifa world rankings for October. The exception to that are the hosts Russia, who are automatically in pot one.

So Pot One contains the seven highest-ranked teams plus Russia, pot two has the next eight teams in the rankings, and so on. England are in pot two.

England can face only one other European team as there can be a maximum of two European sides per group. No other football confederation can have more than one team in a group, so no South American sides will go head-to-head in the group phase for example.

The lineup of the pots is

Pot one Russia (hosts), Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Poland, France

Pot two Spain, Peru, Switzerland, England, Colombia, Uruguay, Mexico, Croatia

Pot three Denmark, Iceland, Costa Rica, Sweden, Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal, Iran

Pot four Serbia, Nigeria, Australia, Japan, Morocco, Panama, South Korea, Saudi Arabia

 
The four pots will be emptied by drawing the eight teams they each contain one by one and placing them in the eight groups of four teams (Groups A to H). Russia, as hosts, will occupy the top position in Group A, while the seven other seeds will occupy the top spots in Groups B to H. The positions of all the other teams (from pots two, three and four) will be decided when they are drawn.

As is customary at final draws, a ball will be drawn from the team pots and then another from the group pots to determine the position in which the team in question will play.

England’s worst-case scenario

Based on the latest Fifa rankings Germany, Costa Rica and Nigeria.

Guardian verdict Brazil, Iceland and Nigeria.

Best-case scenario

Based on Fifa rankings Russia, Senegal and Saudi Arabia.

Guardian verdict Poland, Tunisia a

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Group A Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
Group B Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran
Group C France, Australia, Peru, Denmark
Group D Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria
Group E Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
Group F Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea
Group G Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England
Group H Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan

 

 

 

 

Thoughts and Comments

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Could have been so exciting, but didn't even know it was on until I browsed the TAMB.

Nope, still nothing.   What's the equivalent of Viagra for the WC?

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Me too, forgot all about it. If only :(  ...the anticipation would've been massive.

El Diego pulled England out :-)) 

Like the comment on BBC live text: "Opening game - Russia v Saudi Arabia, ITV can have that one".

 

 

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Stuff like this has you screaming for the opposition even more....

"Posted at16:18

Route to the final?

If England win their group they could play these teams on the way to the final:

Colombia, Brazil, France and then Germany in the final!

If they are runners up it could be this

Poland, Germany, Spain and then Brazil!"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/football/41819164

 

Edited by Toepoke

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1500 on a Friday? WTF? Does nae fuker work on a Friday afternoon anymore? 

England get an easy draw again. Has the Jug Eared Clown worked out who they are going to beat in the semi final yet?

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Ah well, here we go. 6 months of English media building their team up as potential world cup winners. Waiting for the bookies giving price on England getting 0 points in the group. Done the same bet in the last world cup and came close. Think the odds were 33/1.

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9 minutes ago, Lairdyfaeinverclyde said:

Ah well, here we go. 6 months of English media building their team up as potential world cup winners. Waiting for the bookies giving price on England getting 0 points in the group. Done the same bet in the last world cup and came close. Think the odds were 33/1.

:yikes3: They've got Panama and Tunisia, even we could beat them. 

Who knocked Melchester Rovers out this time?

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3 minutes ago, Lairdyfaeinverclyde said:

Remember, Peru, Iran, Morocco...........

Aye, right enough.

Peru were a good side though. And we got a point off Iran.

Anyway, enough about us, it's time to talk about England..........for the next 6 months. At least we've got the royal wedding to look forward to.

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23 minutes ago, Lairdyfaeinverclyde said:

Remember, Peru, Iran, Morocco...........

They're all there again this time...

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I read today Last time England won a group game was 2006......or a non  group  game  maybe

.  Is this correct?  

 

Pretty Shite if it is.

 

Better than us , i know, but still shite.,...

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1 hour ago, Orraloon said:

1500 on a Friday? WTF? Does nae fuker work on a Friday afternoon anymore? 

England get an easy draw again. Has the Jug Eared Clown worked out who they are going to beat in the semi final yet?

Times to suit a global audience I guess

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1 hour ago, Toepoke said:

Stuff like this has you screaming for the opposition even more....

"Posted at16:18

Route to the final?

If England win their group they could play these teams on the way to the final:

Colombia, Brazil, France and then Germany in the final!

If they are runners up it could be this

Poland, Germany, Spain and then Brazil!"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/football/41819164

 

We're a shoo in to win and you know it . Gareth and his young lions 🦁. I do hope you'll be supporting your English cousins next June 😉

  • Haha 1

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53 minutes ago, stocky said:

I read today Last time England won a group game was 2006......or a non  group  game  maybe

.  Is this correct?  

 

Pretty Shite if it is.

 

Better than us , i know, but still shite.,...

They went oot with 1 point in 2014.

In 2010 they managed to beat Slovenia in the group but got horsed off the Germans in the 2nd round.

 

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1 hour ago, fringo said:

Times to suit a global audience I guess

I hardly think so. The WC is all about England, don't you know?

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1 minute ago, Barney Rubble said:

Terrible draw - where do you get Tunisia and Panama shirts in Glasgow FFS???????

You should be able to get a Panama hat.

 

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I am sure Slanj will be doing their A.B.E. Shirts again...

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2 hours ago, Toepoke said:

In 2010 they managed to beat Slovenia in the group but got horsed off the Germans in the 2nd round.

One of the finest horsings I've ever seen them get - what a day and night that was in Tirana.

RIP Colin McDonald - that was one of the best ever.

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3 hours ago, Toepoke said:

They went oot with 1 point in 2014.

In 2010 they managed to beat Slovenia in the group but got horsed off the Germans in the 2nd round.

 

I didn't expect a bite, but you can live in hope. Apparently OPTA rate our chances of about 1.9% which is about right . But you'd take that 1.9% chance I'd bet 😉

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Lads given your obsession with England and how they do at major tournaments (sone of us Irish fans are as obsessed ourselves)I have to ask what did you make of that Scotland fan celebrating at the Uruguay-England match in Brazil when Suarez got the winner?

For me it was cringeworthy stuff. I'd be embarrassed if one of our fans/supporters went to the bother of showing up for one of their rival country's games at a world cup wearing our national team's jersey when we hadn't even qualified.

Discuss ;)

 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, irish said:

Lads given your obsession with England and how they do at major tournaments (sone of us Irish fans are as obsessed ourselves)I have to ask what did you make of that Scotland fan celebrating at the Uruguay-England match in Brazil when Suarez got the winner?

For me it was cringeworthy stuff. I'd be embarrassed if one of our fans/supporters went to the bother of showing up for one of their rival country's games at a world cup wearing our national team's jersey when we hadn't even qualified.

Discuss ;)

 

 

 

He posts on here as Mcteeko

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