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TEAMS THROUGH:

Russia UEFA
Brazil CONMEBOL
Iran AFC
Japan AFC
Mexico CONCACAF
Belgium UEFA
Korea Republic AFC
Saudi Arabia AFC
Germany UEFA
England UEFA
Spain UEFA
Nigeria CAF
Costa Rica CONCACAF
Poland UEFA
Egypt CAF
Iceland UEFA
Serbia UEFA
France UEFA
Portugal UEFA
Uruguay CONMEBOL
Colombia CONMEBOL
Argentina CONMEBOL
Panama CONCACAF
Senegal CAF
Morocco CAF
Tunisia CAF
Switzerland UEFA
Croatia UEFA
Sweden UEFA
Denmark UEFA
Australia AFC
Peru CONMEBOL

TOTAL = 32
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CONTINENTAL REPS

AFC (5)
CAF (5)
CONCACAF (3)
CONMEBOL (5)
OFC (0)
UEFA (14)
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POTS

Pot 1:

TEAM (FIFA RANKING IN OCTOBER 2017)

Russia (Hosts)
Germany (1)
Brazil (2)
Portugal (3)
Argentina (4)
Belgium (5)
Poland (6)
France (7)

Pot 2:

TEAM (FIFA RANKING IN OCTOBER 2017)

Spain (8)
Peru (10)
Switzerland (11)
England (12)
Colombia (13)
Mexico (16)
Uruguay (17)
Croatia (18)

Pot 3:

TEAM (FIFA RANKING IN OCTOBER 2017)

Denmark (19)
Iceland (21)
Costa Rica (22)
Sweden (25)
Tunisia (28)
Egypt (30)
Senegal (32)
Iran (34)

Pot 4:

TEAM (FIFA RANKING IN OCTOBER 2017)

Serbia (38)
Nigeria (41)
Australia (43)
Japan (44)
Morocco (48)
Panama (49)
South Korea (62)
Saudi Arabia (63)
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DRAW PROCEDURE

The 32 qualified finalists will be drawn into eight groups of four, which will be labelled from A to H.

Seeding Pots 1 to 4 will be completely emptied by allocating each of their eight teams to a different group.

FIFA confirmed in September that the principle of keeping teams from the same confederation apart would be retained. So, for example, Brazil, who are in Pot 1, cannot be paired with Colombia, who are also part of CONMEBOL (the South American confederation).

An exception applies to UEFA teams, with FIFA ruling that up to two teams from the European confederation can be drawn in the same group.
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D. DRAW DATE: 1st December 2017

K. WORLD CUP START DATE: 14th June 2018

A. WORLD CUP END DATE: 15th July 2018

PRIZE MONEY:

PREPARATION FEE: $1.5m (PAID BEFORE THE COMPETITION)

PARTICIPATION FEE: $8m (PAID AFTER THE COMPETITION)

1st =>? $38m (PAID AFTER THE COMPETITION)
2nd =>? $28m (PAID AFTER THE COMPETITION)
3rd =>? $24m (PAID AFTER THE COMPETITION)

NB: This means all teams are guaranteed at least $9.5m each for their participation in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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