With FIFA world cup right around the corner, football fanatics have been waiting for the fifa world cup groups announcement to be made. Alas, it has been declared that there will be 8 groups comprising of 4 teams each. Every team will play with the other three, and only the top two will move on to the knockout stage. So what’s the background of the fifa world cup groups? Read further to find out.
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The random draw logic: Russia, France, Poland, Belgium, Portugal, Argentina, Germany and Brazil make their way to one pot because they are somehow or the other, champions. The remaining teams will be randomly assorted in 3 pots, so that makes 4 pots in total to decide the fifa world cup groups.
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|GROUP A||GROUP B||GROUP C||GROUP D|
|GROUP E||GROUP F||GROUP G||GROUP H|
The draw is made from each pot, and the team from pot 1 shall be the first one in the group and so on and so forth. The names will be drawn till there are 8 complete groups, each having 4 teams in it to compete for the top position.
Gary Lineker has made quite the name in the football world as the England team striker, and he shall preside over the draw ceremony. Gordon Banks, Nikita Simonyan, Diego Maradona, , Carlos Puyol, Diego Forlan and CarlesPuyol amongst others shall also be present.
The knockout games: It is pretty evident that the knockout stage won’t need a draw to decide the fifa world cup groups. Only the top two teams from each group will qualify and play further. Top teams from the first group compete with the runners up from the next group and the same procedure follows.
As soon as the entire fifa world cup groups as well as schedule are announced, it shall be duly updated for the viewers.