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2018 World Cup draw results and full daily schedule

Stewart Robson feels England lucked out and got a fairly easy group that contains Belgium, Panama and Tunisia.
ESPN's Julien Laurens believes France will be very happy after drawing Australia, Peru and Denmark.

FIFA conducted the draw for the 2018 World Cup on Friday in Moscow.

The 32 qualified teams, allocated in four pots based on their October FIFA ranking, were drawn into eight groups of four teams each. Hosts Russia were automatically the top seed in Group A despite being the lowest-ranked team.

There could be no more than two teams from Europe in any one pot, and no more than one nation from any other continental confederation.

After playing each team in their group, the top two teams advance...


World Cup LIVE: Mexico vs. South Korea; Belgium vs. Tunisia; Germany under pressure

Anthony Richardson and Ian Fiveankles return to talk Neymar's tears, German nerves and Julian Draxler's dislike of daylight.
Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez wonder if South Korea's style of play will cause problems for Mexico and if El Tri can deliver as a favourite.
ESPN FC's Sebi Salazar and Herc Gomez discuss the magnitude of South Korea-Mexico for Juan Carlos Osorio and who the difference maker could be for El Tri.
ESPN FC's Stewart Robson and Alexis Nunes take on the World Cup Predictor ahead of Belgium-Tunisia, South Korea-Mexico and Germany-Sweden.

World champions Germany lost their first game so need a win over Sweden. Mexico will look to keep their momentum going vs. South Korea, while Belgium take on Tunisia.

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Five standout Super Eagles records against Iceland

Nigeria kept their 2018 FIFA World Cup dreams alive thanks to a heart-warming 2-0 victory against Iceland on Friday in Volgograd. The win keeps the Super Eagles second in Group D, but what were the records established against the Europeans?

Scandinavian hurdle crossed

Iceland became the first -- at the third attempt -- Scandinavian nation who Nigeria have beaten at a FIFA World Cup. The Super Eagles had previously fallen to Denmark -- 4-1 in 1998 -- and Sweden -- 2-1 in 2002 -- but a bullish performance...

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Switzerland's 'fighting mentality' led to second-half rally against Serbia - Petkovic

Brazil and Switzerland left it till the end to earn their wins, while Nigeria beat Iceland and kept the door open for Argentina to sneak into the round of 16.

KALININGRAD, Russia -- Switzerland's never-say-die attitude and will to win was the key to turning around a match in which they had been pummelled by Serbia for much of the first half, Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic said on Friday.

Switzerland beat Serbia 2-1 in the World Cup Group E showdown in Kaliningrad thanks to two second-half goals from Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri after they trailed at half-time in one of the most thrilling matches so far in Russia.

It was fought at a blistering...