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World Cup 2018: When is the draw? Time, TV channel, stream and guide

World Cup 2018: When is the draw? Time, TV channel, stream and guide

World Cup 2018: When is the draw? Time, TV channel, stream and guide. Who will England play in the World Cup 2018? Watch the World Cup 2018 draw live online or on TV. 

Who will Brazil play in the World Cup 2018? World Cup 2018 draw, live stream, watch online. Find out when the World Cup 2018 draw takes place and which teams will face one another in Russia.

The draw for the World Cup 2018 takes place on Friday 1 December at 15:00 GMT (18:00 local time). It will be held in the State Kremlin Palace inside the Moscow Kremlin, and will be presented by Gary Lineker and Russian journalist Maria Komandnaya.

England are the only British team involved in the World Cup 2018 draw. They are one of 32 teams to qualify for the final tournament and will be in Pot 2.

The 32 teams are sorted into four pots based on their FIFA ranking. Hosts Russia are in Pot 1 along with seven other nations (Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Poland and France).

World Cup 2018 draw seeding

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
 Russia (hosts)  Spain (8)  Denmark (19)  Serbia (38)
 Germany (1)  Peru (10)  Iceland (21)  Nigeria (41)
 Brazil (2)   Switzerland (11)  Costa Rica (22)  Australia (43)
 Portugal (3)  England (12)  Sweden (25)  Japan (44)
 Argentina (4)  Colombia (13)  Tunisia (28)  Morocco (48)
 Belgium (5)  Mexico (16)  Egypt (30)  Panama (49)
 Poland (6)  Uruguay (17)  Senegal (32)  South Korea (62)
 France (7)  Croatia (18)  Iran (34)  Saudi Arabia (63)

World Cup 2018: When is the draw? Time, TV channel, stream and guide

How does the draw work?

As mentioned, 32 teams go into the draw including hosts Russia, who qualified automatically and will be draw into Group A.

There are eight groups of four teams, numbered from A-H. In each group there will be one team from each pot. Teams seeded in the same pot can’t play against each other in the group stage, meaning England could face Brazil or Germany but will not play Spain.

World Cup 2018 – Live Stream and TV Guide

The World Cup 2018 draw will be broadcasted live in many countries across the world. In the UK it will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and BBC2.

UK residents can also watch the draw live online free with BBC iPlayer or on their website, or via Sky GO. It can also be streamed live worldwide through the FIFA website.

Here is a list of all the TV channels showing the World Cup 2018 draw in different countries:

Country Channel
Albania RTSH 1
Algeria beIN SPORTS CONNECT Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia 14 HD, beIN Sports Arabia 1 HD, beIN Sports Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia News, beIN Sports Arabia 11 HD
Andorra beIN Sports 1
Angola SuperSport 3 Africa
Argentina TyC Sports Argentina, TyC Sports Play, DIRECTV Sports Argentina, Canal 7 TV Publica, TyC Sports Interior
Aruba DIRECTV Sports Caribbean
Australia SBS, Optus Sport, SBS Live
Austria SRF zwei, ORF eins, ORF TV Live, ZDF
Azerbaijan Ictimai TV
Bahrain beIN Sports Arabia, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia 11 HD,beIN Sports Arabia 14 HD, beIN Sports Arabia News, beIN Sports Arabia 1 HD
Bangladesh Sony LIV, SONY TEN 1, SONY TEN 1 HD, SONY TEN 2 HD, SONY TEN 2
Barbados DIRECTV Sports Caribbean
Belarus Belarus 5
Belgium RTBF Auvio Direct, Sporza Live, Één, La Une
Belize Fox Sports Cono Norte
Benin SuperSport 3 Africa, Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique
Bhutan Sony LIV, SONY TEN 2 HD
Bolivia TyC Sports Internacional
Bosnia and Herzegovina BHT 1, HRT 2
Botswana Kwesé Sports 1, SuperSport 3 Africa, Kwesé Free Sports
Brazil SporTV, Band, Globo, Watch ESPN Brasil, FOX Sports 1 Brasil, ESPN Brasil
Brunei Astro Go, Fox Sports Malaysia, Fox Sports Brunei
Bulgaria BNT 1, BNT HD
Burkina Faso Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique, SuperSport 3 Africa
Burundi Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique, SuperSport 3 Africa, Startimes World Football
Cambodia Fox Sports Cambodia
Cameroon Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique, SuperSport 3 Africa
Canada TSN5, TSN3, RDS GO, TSN GO, TSN1, TSN4, RDS, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Canada, beIN SPORTS en Español
Cape Verde SuperSport 3 Africa, Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique
Central African Republic SuperSport 3 Africa, Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique
Chad Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia 14 HD, beIN Sports Arabia News, beIN Sports Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia 11 HD,beIN Sports Arabia 1 HD, SuperSport 3 Africa
Chile TyC Sports Internacional, DIRECTV Sports Chile
China PPTV Sport China, CCTV 5+ VIP, Sina Sports, CCTV-5
Colombia Caracol TV, TyC Sports Internacional, DIRECTV Sports Colombia, RCN Television, Deportes RCN En Vivo
Comoros SuperSport 3 Africa
Congo Startimes World Football, SuperSport 3 Africa, Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique
Congo DR SuperSport 3 Africa
Cook Islands Sky Sport 1 NZ
Costa Rica Sky HD, Fox Sports Cono Norte, TyC Sports Internacional, TDN, Teletica Canal 7, Teletica En Vivo, SKY Planeta Fútbol
Cote D’Ivoire Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique, SuperSport 3 Africa
Croatia HRT 2
Curacao DIRECTV Sports Caribbean
Cyprus RIK 2
Czech Republic CT2
Denmark DR1, C More Play, DR TV Live
Djibouti beIN Sports Arabia 14 HD, beIN Sports Arabia News, beIN Sports Arabia 11 HD, beIN Sports Arabia, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Arabia, SuperSport 3 Africa,beIN Sports Arabia 1 HD, Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique
Dominican Republic Fox Sports Cono Norte, SKY Planeta Fútbol, Sky HD
Ecuador RTS Ecuador , TyC Sports Internacional, DIRECTV Sports Ecuador
Egypt beIN Sports Arabia News, beIN Sports Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia 14 HD, beIN Sports Arabia 1 HD, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia 11 HD
El Salvador TyC Sports Internacional, SKY Planeta Fútbol, TDN, Fox Sports Cono Norte,Canal 4 El Salvador, Sky HD
Equatorial Guinea Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique, SuperSport 3 Africa
Eritrea SuperSport 3 Africa
Estonia ETV+, Belarus 5
Ethiopia Kwesé Sports 1, SuperSport 3 Africa
Fiji Sky Sport 1 NZ
Finland YLE Live, YLE TV1
France beIN SPORTS CONNECT France, beIN Sports 1, TMC
Gabon Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique, SuperSport 3 Africa
Gambia Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique, SuperSport 3 Africa
Georgia 1TV
Germany SRF zwei, ORF TV Live, ORF eins, ZDF
Ghana Kwesé Sports 1, Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique, Kwesé Free Sports, SuperSport 3 Africa, Startimes World Football
Greece ERT 1
Guatemala SKY Planeta Fútbol, Azteca Guatemala, TyC Sports Internacional, Sky HD, Fox Sports Cono Norte, TDN
Guinea Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique, SuperSport 3 Africa, Startimes World Football
Guinea-Bissau Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique, SuperSport 3 Africa
Honduras SKY Planeta Fútbol, Sky HD, Fox Sports Cono Norte, TyC Sports Internacional,TDN, Telecadena 7 y 4
Hong Kong Fox Sports Hong Kong
Hungary M4 Sports
Iceland RUV
India SONY TEN 1 HD, SONY TEN 2, Sony LIV, SONY TEN 2 HD, SONY TEN 1
Indonesia Fox Sports Indonesia
International FIFA.com, YouTube, Sport 24
Iran beIN Sports Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia 1 HD, beIN Sports Arabia 11 HD, beIN Sports Arabia 14 HD, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia News
Iraq beIN SPORTS CONNECT Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia 14 HD, beIN Sports Arabia 11 HD, beIN Sports Arabia 1 HD, beIN Sports Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia News
Ireland BBC iPlayer, Sky Go UK, BBC Two, BBC Red Button, SKY GO Extra, Sky Sports Main Event, RTE 2
Israel KAN 11
Italy RSI La 2, Rai Sport+ HD, RAI Sport 1
Japan NHK Japan
Jordan beIN Sports Arabia News, beIN Sports Arabia 11 HD, beIN Sports Arabia 1 HD,beIN Sports Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia 14 HD, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Arabia
Kenya SuperSport 3 Africa, Kwesé Sports 1, Startimes World Football, Kwesé Free Sports
Kiribati Sky Sport 1 NZ
Korea Republic SBS Korea
Kosovo RTK1
Kuwait beIN Sports Arabia 14 HD, beIN Sports Arabia News, beIN Sports Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia 11 HD, beIN Sports Arabia 1 HD, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Arabia
Latvia Belarus 5, LTV7 Latvia
Lebanon beIN Sports Arabia 11 HD, beIN Sports Arabia 14 HD, beIN Sports Arabia 1 HD,beIN Sports Arabia News, beIN Sports Arabia, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Arabia
Lesotho SuperSport 3 Africa, Kwesé Sports 1
Liberia SuperSport 3 Africa
Libya beIN Sports Arabia 11 HD, beIN Sports Arabia 14 HD, beIN Sports Arabia News, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia 1 HD, beIN Sports Arabia
Lithuania Belarus 5, LRT
Macau Fox Sports Macau, Fox Sports Cambodia
Macedonia MRT1
Madagascar SuperSport 3 Africa
Malawi SuperSport 3 Africa, Kwesé Free Sports, Kwesé Sports 1
Malaysia Astro Supersport, Fox Sports Malaysia, Astro Go
Maldives SONY TEN 1, SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 2 HD, SONY TEN 1 HD, Sony LIV
Mali Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique, SuperSport 3 Africa
Malta TVM 2
Marshall Islands Sky Sport 1 NZ
Mauritania beIN Sports Arabia News, beIN Sports Arabia 1 HD, beIN Sports Arabia, Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia 11 HD,beIN Sports Arabia 14 HD
Mauritius SuperSport 3 Africa
Mexico Fox Sports Cono Norte, Sky HD, SKY Planeta Fútbol, TDN, UnivisionTDN, Blue To Go Video Everywhere, Azteca Guatemala, TyC Sports Internacional
Moldova Moldova 1
Monaco beIN Sports 1, TMC
Mongolia NTV, Fox Sports Hong Kong, Fox Sports Mongolia
Montenegro HRT 2
Morocco beIN Sports Arabia 1 HD, beIN Sports Arabia News, beIN Sports Arabia, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia 14 HD, beIN Sports Arabia 11 HD
Mozambique Startimes World Football, SuperSport 3 Africa
Myanmar Fox Sports Myanmar, Fox Sports Cambodia, Skynet Myanmar
Namibia SuperSport 3 Africa, Kwesé Sports 1, Kwesé Free Sports
Nauru Sky Sport 1 NZ
Nepal SONY TEN 1 HD, SONY TEN 2, Sony LIV, SONY TEN 1, SONY TEN 2 HD
Netherlands Één
New Zealand Sky Sport 1 NZ, SKY Go NZ
Nicaragua Radio y Television Nicaraguense, Sky HD, TyC Sports Internacional, Fox Sports Cono Norte, TDN, SKY Planeta Fútbol
Niger Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique, SuperSport 3 Africa
Nigeria Kwesé Free Sports, Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique, Startimes World Football, Kwesé Sports 1, SuperSport 3 Africa
Niue Sky Sport 1 NZ
Norway TV2 Sumo, NRK Live, NRK1, C More Play, TV2 Sport
Oman beIN Sports Arabia News, beIN Sports Arabia 14 HD, beIN Sports Arabia 11 HD, beIN Sports Arabia 1 HD, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia
Pakistan SONY TEN 1 HD, SONY TEN 2, Sony LIV, SONY TEN 1, SONY TEN 2 HD
Palau Sky Sport 1 NZ
Palestinian Territory beIN Sports Arabia 1 HD, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia 14 HD, beIN Sports Arabia 11 HD, beIN Sports Arabia News, beIN Sports Arabia
Panama RPC Canal 4, Fox Sports Cono Norte, Sky HD, TyC Sports Internacional, TDN,SKY Planeta Fútbol
Papua New Guinea Fox Sports Papua New Guinea, Fox Sports Cambodia
Paraguay TyC Sports Internacional
Peru DIRECTV Sports Peru, TyC Sports Internacional
Philippines ABS-CBN Sports Action, Fox Sports Philippines
Poland TVP1, Belarus 5, TVP Sport Live, TVP Sport
Portugal RTP Play, RTP3
Puerto Rico TyC Sports Internacional, DIRECTV Sports Puerto Rico
Qatar beIN Sports Arabia 14 HD, beIN Sports Arabia News, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia 1 HD, beIN Sports Arabia 11 HD
Romania TVR 1
Russia Belarus 5, Match TV Game, Channel One Russia, NTV+ Sport Online
Rwanda Kwesé Sports 1, Startimes World Football, Kwesé Free Sports, SuperSport 3 Africa, Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique
Samoa Sky Sport 1 NZ
Sao Tome And Principe SuperSport 3 Africa
Saudi Arabia beIN Sports Arabia 1 HD, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia 14 HD, beIN Sports Arabia News, beIN Sports Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia 11 HD
Senegal Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique, SuperSport 3 Africa
Serbia RTS 1, HRT 2
Seychelles SuperSport 3 Africa
Sierra Leone SuperSport 3 Africa, Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique
Singapore ABS-CBN Sports Action, Fox Sports Singapore, Fox Sports Cambodia
Slovakia STV2 Dvojka, CT2
Slovenia HRT 2, TV Slovenija 2
Solomon Islands Sky Sport 1 NZ
Somalia beIN Sports Arabia 14 HD, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia News, beIN Sports Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia 11 HD, beIN Sports Arabia 1 HD
South Africa Startimes World Football, SABC 1, SuperSport 3, SuperSport 3 Africa
South Sudan beIN Sports Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia 14 HD, beIN Sports Arabia News,SuperSport 3 Africa, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia 1 HD,beIN Sports Arabia 11 HD
Spain Movistar+, Cuatro
Sri Lanka SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 1, SONY TEN 2 HD, Sony LIV, SONY TEN 1 HD
Sudan beIN Sports Arabia 14 HD, beIN Sports Arabia 11 HD, beIN Sports Arabia News, beIN Sports Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia 1 HD, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Arabia
Swaziland SuperSport 3 Africa, Kwesé Sports 1
Sweden C More Play, SVT Play, SVT 1
Switzerland RTS Sport, SRF zwei, RSI La 2, ORF eins, RTS Deux
Syria beIN Sports Arabia 14 HD, beIN Sports Arabia News, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia 11 HD, beIN Sports Arabia 1 HD, beIN Sports Arabia
Taiwan ELTA TV
Tanzania SuperSport 3 Africa, Kwesé Sports 1, Startimes World Football
Thailand Fox Sports Thailand, Fox Sports Hong Kong
Togo Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique, SuperSport 3 Africa
Tonga Sky Sport 1 NZ
Trinidad and Tobago DIRECTV Sports Caribbean
Tunisia beIN Sports Arabia 14 HD, beIN Sports Arabia, beIN Sports Arabia 11 HD, beIN Sports Arabia 1 HD, beIN Sports Arabia News, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Arabia
Turkey TRT Spor Web TV, TRT 3 Spor
Tuvalu Sky Sport 1 NZ
Uganda Kwesé Sports 1, Startimes World Football, Kwesé Free Sports, SuperSport 3 Africa
Ukraine Belarus 5
United Arab Emirates beIN Sports Arabia 1 HD, Abu Dhabi Sports 1, beIN Sports Arabia 14 HD, beIN Sports Arabia 11 HD, beIN Sports Arabia News, beIN Sports Arabia, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Arabia
United Kingdom BBC iPlayer, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Go UK, BBC Two, BBC Red Button,SKY GO Extra
United States WatchESPN, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, UNIVERSO NOW, Univision Deportes USA, UNIVERSO, Telemundo, fuboTV, Fox Sports 1 USA, ESPN Deportes USA,Futbol de Primera Radio, beIN SPORTS en Español, ESPN Deportes+ USA, FOX Sports GO, FOX Soccer Match Pass, FOX Deportes, beIN SPORTS CONNECT U.S.A.
Uruguay TyC Sports Internacional, Monte Carlo TV Canal 4, TeleDoce Uruguay, DIRECTV Sports Uruguay
Vanuatu Sky Sport 1 NZ
Venezuela Fox Sports Cono Norte, TyC Sports Internacional, DIRECTV Sports Venezuela
Vietnam Fox Sports Hong Kong, Fox Sports Vietnam
Yemen beIN Sports Arabia News, beIN Sports Arabia, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Arabia,beIN Sports Arabia 14 HD, beIN Sports Arabia 1 HD, beIN Sports Arabia 11 HD
Zambia Kwesé Free Sports, SuperSport 3 Africa, Kwesé Sports 1
Zimbabwe SuperSport 3 Africa

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