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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.

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

Renard still fuming as Morocco prepare to say farewell

Morocco will play their final World Cup match with a big chip on their shoulders, with their coach taking a few early parting shots at referees and officials ahead of the Group B clash with Spain tonight.

Herve Renard seemed to be more focused on the 1-0 loss to Portugal last Wednesday than their match against Spain, and the chance of heading home with a big scalp.

The heart-breaking defeat to the European champions meant that Morocco would become the first team out of the World Cup, and stung...


World Cup TV guide: Australia channels, kick-off times, dates and schedule

The ESPN FC team respond to your tweets on Romelu Lukaku's finishing, Neymar's ego, VAR and England's start to the World Cup.
Harry Kane and England scored early and often, Japan cancelled out Sadio Mane and Senegal and James Rodriguez added to his impressive World Cup resume.

The FIFA World Cup in Russia has begun, with Australia taking on the rest of the globe in football's showpiece event.

After Thursday's 1-1 draw with Denmark, the Socceroos have work to do to reach the last 16. Bert van Marwijk's side will need to defeat already-eliminated Peru and hope that France beat the Danes on the final matchday of Group C on Wednesday.

Australian kick-off times for the 2018 World Cup:

All times are listed in AEST. All games are available through Optus.

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Switzerland FA chief doesn't expect suspensions for goal celebrations

Brazil and Switzerland left it till the end to earn their wins, while Nigeria beat Iceland and kept the door open for Argentina to sneak into the round of 16.
Nigeria's defeat of Iceland and Switzerland's late show against Serbia saw both teams climb to second place in their respective groups.

MOSCOW -- The head of Switzerland's football federation said on Sunday that he doesn't expect FIFA to suspend his players, despite goal celebrations seen as inflaming political tensions with Serbia.

FIFA has added a third Swiss player -- captain Stephan Lichtsteiner -- to an investigation of the goal scorers in a 2-1 win who made hand gestures of a two-headed eagle that is an Albanian national symbol. Lichtsteiner also made the gesture during the match.

Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri have ethnic...

Uruguay centre-back Jose Gimenez out against Russia with thigh injury

Alejandro Moreno says Uruguay's style of leading from the back will continue to stifle opponents as it has Egypt and Saudi Arabia so far.
The ESPN FC guys answer your tweets on Cristiano Ronaldo's new look and whether Uruguay can win the World Cup.

SAMARA, Russia -- Uruguay defender Jose Maria Gimenez has been ruled out of the team's final World Cup group match because of a right thigh injury.

Gimenez scored in the team's opening match of the tournament, a 1-0 victory over Egypt. La Celeste also defeated Saudi Arabia 1-0 to secure a spot in the round of 16 as they head into their final group match against host Russia on Monday.

The team didn't say when Gimenez might return.

The stalwart defending from the 23-year-old Atletico Madrid centre-back...