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Who will win the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia?
Qualifying for the 2018 World Cup is almost
Russia Qualify as Hosts
Joining them from Europe
First legs to be played between November 9 and 11.
Croatia - Greece
Denmark - Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland - Switzerland
Sweden - Italy
Second legs to be
played between November 12 and 14.
Greece - Croatia
Italy - Sweden
Republic of Ireland - Denmark
Switzerland - Northern Ireland
Qualified From Africa
Final round of group matches take place in November.
Qualified From Asia
Saudi Arabia and
Honduras in a play-off.
Qualified From CONCACAF
Qualified From CONMEBOL
New Zealand meet
Peru in a play-off for a place in
The draw for the group stages of the 2018 World
Cup Finals will take place on Friday, 1st December at the State Kremlin Palace, inside the Moscow
Countries will go into four pots to determine their
place in the four-team
groups, from A to H.
England's Friendly Matches
Germany (H) - 10th November
Brazil (H) - 14th November
To Be Confirmed:
Italy (H) - 23rd March
Netherlands (A) - 27th March
The Premier League season ends on 13th May and the
Champions League final take place on the 26th.
There's then a small window of opportunity for
pre-tournament friendly matches with possible England dates 30th May,
5th and 8th June.
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