World Cup 2018 groups announced

England have been grouped with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in Group G for next summer's World Cup following today's draw. The event took place in the Kremlin's concert hall in Moscow this afternoon, with millions watching around the world.
All 8 groups of  World Cup 2018. (Net photo)
All 8 groups of World Cup 2018. (Net photo)

England have been grouped with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in Group G for next summer's World Cup following today's draw.

The event took place in the Kremlin's concert hall in Moscow this afternoon, with millions watching around the world.

 

Gareth Southgate's side were not among the top seeds, meaning they featured in pot two during the proceedings.

 

And with England's route now mapped out, Southgate will be able to ramp up preparations for the 2018 tournament.

 

Ahead of today's draw, he spoke about expectations around his side going into next summer.

“If we come back and the country are proud, that will mean we have played well, in a way that the nation has engaged with and we will have won some games,” he said.

He added: “People are excited by some of the younger players and the approach we have taken and we have got to build on that."

Next summer's World Cup will begin on June 14, running until July 15.

England will open up against Tunisia on June 18.

 

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