The first one will need to face tough Switzerland, Serbia and a Costa Rica team that was the main surprise of the 2014 World Cup. The nightmare scenario would have been getting drawn against one of Brazil or Argentina, and then getting a European team like Sweden also drawn in the group.
The International Olympic Committee executive board will decide on Tuesday whether to ban Russia from the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics.
They're among the favourites heading into Russia, and they'll be looking to redeem themselves after the last World Cup. We'll be competitive at this World Cup, which hasn't been the case with us in recent times.
Joachim Low's Germany are bidding to become the first country to win back-to-back World Cups since Pele's Brazil in 1958 and 1962.
Former English footballer Gary Lineker play host for the event along with Russian sports journalist Maria Komandnaya. Despite a potentially tricky group, they should still be capable of getting to the knockout stages and beyond.
Italia '90 was a memorable tournament in England for so many reasons, but it is obviously best remembered for being the first year celebrities were involved in the draw. It's minus 7 degrees Celsius, but Alexander Murakhin and the other players from the amateur team "Alabushevo" are out on the pitch anyway.
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Desde Rusia han mostrado su preocupación respecto a las medidas que podrían tomar naciones como Estados Unidos para incidir sobre el precio del crudo.
England have drawn Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in their group for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, while defending champions Germany will face Mexico, Sweden and Korea Republic in Russia. My legs wouldn't react the way they ought to and I'm not in shape. Egypt and Uruguay are also in Group A.
England are second seeds behind Belgium in Group G but will fancy their chances against Tunisia and tournament debutants Panama. There are four pots - each containing eight teams.
When will England's fixtures be?
Chile, ranked ninth in the world, went out in South American qualifying, missing out on a play-off on goal difference to 10th-ranked Peru. They have had some encouragement from FIFA, which introduced a cost bracket with cheaper tickets for Russians. And if you want to reach the final, you have to play great matches..
Ticket sales on a first-come first-served basis will resume this month.
The draw ceremony for the 2018 World Cup begins at 1500GMT (1800 local time) at the Kremlin in Moscow.