On the evening of December 1, 2017 Beijing time, the group draw of 2018 Russia world cup group match was announced. Portugal and Spain are in the same group, but their opponents in the same group are not strong. Brazil and host Russia won the upper draw.
First, draw the first gear, then the second gear, and so on until the fourth gear. The host Russia automatically enters A1 position, and the remaining seven first class teams are randomly selected. The first team to be selected enters b1-h1 in alphabetical order according to the group.
Different from the first team's default position in the group, the second, third and fourth teams need to draw another number to determine their position in the group after they are divided into a group. The position will determine the specific schedule of each team. In the process of drawing the second, third and fourth gear, sometimes it is necessary to jump group to follow the following principles: 1. Except for Europe, teams of the same continent cannot enter the same group. 2. Up to two European teams in each group. For example, in FIFA's official demonstration video, Colombia, who was selected in the second file, should have been in group B, but since B1 Brazil is also from South America, Colombia jumped into group C to follow the principle of continent avoidance.
The specific groups are as follows:
Group A: Russia, Uruguay, Egypt, Saudi Arabia
Group B: Portugal, Spain, Iran, Morocco
Group C: France, Peru, Denmark, Australia
Group D: Argentina, Croatia, Iceland, Nigeria
Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea
Group G: Belgium, England, Tunisia, Panama
Group H: Poland, Colombia, Senegal, Japan