AFC – KUALA LUMPUR, With Peru completing the line-up of 32 teams for the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, we now know the seeding pots for the Final Draw on December 1.
It was confirmed in September, by the Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions, that all teams will be allocated to (eight-team) pots one (1) to four (4) based on sporting principles. The October 2017 edition of the FIFA World Ranking will be used to allocate all qualified teams to the four pots according to their ranking in descending order, after hosts Russia, who take the top seeding spot.
It is worth remembering that the principle of drawing the teams into the groups will remain unchanged. This means that no teams from the same confederation, with the exception of UEFA, which could have up to two teams in the same group, will be drawn into the same group.
The Final Draw will take place on December 1 at Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace.