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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

2018 World Cup draw results and full daily schedule

Stewart Robson feels England lucked out and got a fairly easy group that contains Belgium, Panama and Tunisia.
ESPN's Julien Laurens believes France will be very happy after drawing Australia, Peru and Denmark.

FIFA conducted the draw for the 2018 World Cup on Friday in Moscow.

The 32 qualified teams, allocated in four pots based on their October FIFA ranking, were drawn into eight groups of four teams each. Hosts Russia were automatically the top seed in Group A despite being the lowest-ranked team.

There could be no more than two teams from Europe in any one pot, and no more than one nation from any other continental confederation.

Group stage

After playing each team in their group, the top two...

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Ronaldo's 2002 World Cup haircut was a deliberate distraction

Pele speaks to ESPN Brazil about his belief in Brazilian manager Tite and the challenges he faces of managing the national team in the modern era of football.
Brazil manager Tite insisted he will not rush Neymar back for the World Cup if the forward is not fit to play.
With 100 days to go until the FIFA World Cup, Ian Darke joins a group of ESPN writers and experts for a roundtable discussion about what to expect in Russia this summer.

Brazil legend Ronaldo has revealed that his iconic 2002 World Cup haircut was part of a scheme to distract the media from his ongoing injury troubles.

O Fenomeno turned in a man-of-the-match performance in Brazil's 2-0 win over Germany -- he last time the Selecao lifted the World Cup -- scoring both goals in a dominant display that cemented the striker as one of the greatest players of all time.

Ronaldo's haircut was a talking point throughout the tournament and now, 16 years on, he has opened up...

Starbucks food, sweeteners banned at England team hotel - source

Former England international Paul Mariner reacts to Gareth Southgate's 27-man roster as the Three Lions prepare to face the Netherlands and Italy.

Gareth Southgate's attempts to hone England into a World Cup-winning squad has extended to a ban on food being served at the Starbucks cafe inside the team hotel at the National Football Centre at St George's Park, a source has told ESPN FC.

Southgate's squad are currently training at St George's Park ahead of Friday's friendly against the Netherlands in Amsterdam and next Tuesday's Wembley clash with Italy.

But players linking up with the squad this week have discovered that the Starbucks cafe...

Former milkman Nick Pope eyeing No. 1 spot as England goalkeeper

Former England international Paul Mariner reacts to Gareth Southgate's 27-man roster as the Three Lions prepare to face the Netherlands and Italy.

Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope believes he can complete the journey from being a milkman to becoming England's No. 1 after earning his first senior call-up for the friendlies against Netherlands and Italy.

Pope, 25, has been handed the chance to make a late surge into Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad after grasping his opportunity at Turf Moor following an injury to regular first-choice Tom Heaton last September.

Pope has kept 10 Premier League clean sheets in 28 appearances -- more shutouts than...

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Lionel Messi trains with Argentina teammates at Manchester City facility

Lionel Messi hopes that Argentina will reach another World Cup final, but admits he's focusing on the group stage first.

Barcelona star Lionel Messi training at Manchester City along with his Argentina teammates on Tuesday.

Argentina have based themselves at the Premier League leaders' City Football Academy ahead of their friendly against Italy at the Etihad Stadium on Friday.

Messi arrived to join up with the rest of the squad on Tuesday and was present at a training session open to media in the afternoon.

Also present but not participating was City striker Sergio Aguero, who has been sidelined with a knee injury...