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Spainish coach Lopetegui shows respect for rivals following World Cup draw

Spainish coach Lopetegui shows respect for rivals following World Cup draw

The only group without a former World Cup champion is Group H, which is made up of Poland, Senegal, Colombia and Japan. But, a wealth of new teams have looked very unsafe and are ready to make their mark next summer in Moscow. While Denmark is not really expected to distress Raphael Varane's team, Australia lacking its head coach and Peru with an average Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking of 54, are unlikely to pose a threat towards the French team that now ranks at number 9 in the world.

Finally, Group B is a tough group for the Iranian team, who have never gotten past the group stage in four World Cup appearances, but the group can be helpful for the country's future. Teams get three points for a win, one for a tie, and zero for a loss.

The top two teams from each of the eight groups go through to the last 16.

Fans in Madrid react to the news that the two rivals have been drawn in the same group for the Fifa World Cup 2018 in Russian Federation. "They are the current European champions and have a group of players of the highest level", said the Spain coach. Morocco is another team that has a lot of young talent and should not be underestimated. The French are serious contenders to lift the trophy, and their roster sports a wealth of talent from some of the biggest clubs in Europe. I am optimistic that Egypt and Saudi Arabia will qualify for the knockout stages.

Guiding Brasil towards World Cup glory would be incredibly beneficial to the World's most expensive player Neymar, who appears to be on a mission to steal the Ballond'Or from the clutches of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

"The most coveted trophy will be won by the team showing the most resilience", Putin said shortly before Russian Federation manager Stanislav Cherchesov learned who his side would face. Iceland is the fan favorite of this group, but it would take a miracle for them to advance.

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Unsurprisingly, North African duo Morocco and Tunisia shared just 6% of the votes, receiving 3% each after they were drawn in particularly tough groups.

Roberto Martinez will also be making his World Cup debut but the Belgium coach knows England well after spending two decades there as a coach and player. The 2014 runner-ups should be in the mix again this year, but Group D is filled with potential landmines.

Joachim Low's Germany will expect to top a section featuring Mexico, Sweden and South Korea.

"It's a very deceptive and treacherous group". England, The Three Lions, will surely follow them, despite a awful showing in 2014. But this group is still wide open.

Following is a group-by-group perusal of what is expected from the early matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

All teams have to be attentive during the World Cup,"Cúper added".


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