The Highlights from World Cup 2018 groups draw

Fifa World Cup – Russia 2018

Fifa World Cup – Russia 2018

The event was graced by 7 former legends from 7 world cup winning nations as the draw assistants.

The draw saw interesting groups being constituted on the night as bitter West European rivals Spain and Portugal will be playing each other in their first match in Group B. Furthermore, given the attacking prowess of Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez, Mohamed Salah's Russian Federation may well perceive the tournament opener to be a must-win game if they have any aspirations of getting through the group.

Argentina, Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria had been drawn together in the so-called Group of Death for 2018 FIFA World Cup after the final draw ceremony held in the concert hall at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow on Friday.

Egypt and Uruguay will join Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia in Group A. While according to Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings, it will be a showdown between two of the worst teams of the tournament, Uruguay after a tussle with Russia, and Egypt from group A, are expected to make it to the next round in the first place. Those burdened with the unenviable task of being in the same group as the tournament favourites are, Costa Rica, Switzerland and Serbia, all of which are likely to be fighting it out for second spot in Group E.

Argentina Iceland, Croatia, and Nigeria will make up Group D.

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Neymar's Brazil has turned out to be as lucky as Varane's France.

Germany's former soccer player Miroslav Klose (C) speaks after presented the 2018 FIFA World Cup trophy during the Final Draw of the FIFA World Cup 2018 at the Kremlin Palace in Moscow, capital of Russia, Dec. 1, 2017. Although Sweden's Ibrahimovic being replaced with its latest attacking inspiration Emil Forsberg is expected to reward the hard-working team, the remaining two - Mexico and South Korea do not seem to have the quality to challenge Germany, the defending champions.

Germany were drawn with Mexico, Sweden and South Korea in Group F, with top two teams of each group advancing into the last 16. His club-mate, Robert Lewandowski will be hoping to fire Poland into the knockout stages, even if it looks unlikely he restricts their success in the Bundesliga, Dortmund's Shinji Kagawa will be hoping he can help Japan find success in this group, whilst Senegal will be heavily reliant on Liverpool's Sadio Mane if they're to have any success in Group H.

The tournament has been much anticipated for being the first world cup that is to be played in Europe since 2006.

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