After Peru earlier on Thursday morning completed the number of teams that will compete in Russia 2018 World Cup, world football governing body FIFA announced the pots where each team who qualified for next year’s Mundial will be drawn.
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The October ranking was put into consideration before the pots was allocated to the teams, the Super Eagles of Nigeria was ranked 38th in the world in October which sees them placed in pot four ahead of the draws, alongside Japan, Serbia, Panama, Morocco, Australia, Korea and Saudi Arabia
FIFA stated that the principle of drawing teams into the groups will remain unchanged. This means no teams from the same confederation – with the exception of UEFA nations which could have up to two teams in the same group – will be drawn into the same group.
The Draw for the World Cup will take place on Friday December 1 at Moscow’s Kremlin Palace.