MOSCOW (AP) — Officers from the 32 World Cup groups have gathered in Moscow to seek out out who will play who at subsequent yr’s event in Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is because of seem on the draw ceremony, which can happen Friday on the State Kremlin Palace.
The draw will probably be presided over by former England striker Gary Lineker, who has beforehand referred to as for FIFA to be disbanded over bribery scandals and questioned Russia’s legitimacy to host the World Cup.
The 32 finalists might be cut up into eight teams of 4 groups. Solely Europe can have two groups in the identical group.
Russia will play the opening recreation on June 14. The ultimate might be held on July 15.