16th November, 2017
The preliminary stages of the draws for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Competition was held on Thursday. The draw placed Nigeria in Pot 4 together with Australia, Japan, Morocco, Panama, Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia and Serbia.
In a statement released by FIFA, it had been confirmed since September that that all teams will be allocated to (eight-team) pots 1 to 4 based on sports principles.
FIFA went on to say; “The October 2017 edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be used to allocate all qualified teams to the four pots according to their ranking in descending order, after hosts Russia, who take the top seeding spot.
So with all said and done, how do the Pots for the Final Draws which will take place on 1st December, 2017 look like?
Here they are.
POT 1: Russia; Germany; Brazil; Portugal; Argentina; Belgium; Poland; France
POT 2: Spain; Peru; Switzerland; England; Colombia; Mexico; Uruguay; Croatia
POT 3: Denmark; Iceland; Costa Rica; Sweden; Tunisia; Egypt; Senegal; Iran
POT 4: Serbia; Nigeria; Australia; Japan; Morocco; Panama; Korea Republic; Saudi Arabia