2018 FIFA World: Draw throws up interesting pairs

2018 FIFA World: Draw throws up interesting pairs

-2018 FIFA World Cup draw has been held

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The draw for the next year's FIFA World Cup has been held with some very interesting pairings.

2018 FIFA World: Draw throws up interesting pairs

Africa's contingent, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Tunisia and Senegal have been placed in Groups A, B, D, G and H respectively.

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While Egypt has hosts, Russia, Uruguay and Saudi Arabia to play in their first World Cup since 1990, Morocco will have it relatively tough in a group comprising Portugal, Spain, and Iran.

Nigeria meets Argentina for the third time at a FIFA World Cup with Iceland and Croatia completing the group.

Tunisia got in a group with England for the second time at a World Cup and they will also play Belgium and Panama.

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Senegal will have Poland, Columbia and Japan to contend with for a place in the next round of the competition.

Ghana's Black Stars could not qualify for what would have been its fourth straight FIFA World Cup

Many Ghanaians would be supporting the African teams at the tournament.

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Below is the full results of the draw:

Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay

Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran

Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark

Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria

Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia

Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, Korea Republic

Group G: Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan

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