WORLD CUP 2018 RUSSIA SQUADS NAMED

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Harry Kane, England and Tottenham Hotspur will feature in World Cup 2018 Russia

WORLD CUP 2018 RUSSIA SQUADS NAMED

With this summer's World Cup in Russia fast approaching, all 32 competing nations are in the process of naming their squads - with a few surprises. England manager Gareth Southgate named his England side on Wednesday, 16 May: Goalkeepers: Jack Butland, Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope; Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gary Cahill, Fabian Delph, Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, Danny Rose, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker, Ashley Young; Midfielders: Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek; Forwards: Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling,  Jamie Vardy, Danny Welbeck.

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Portugal and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will feature in World Cup 2018 Russia

Reigning World Cup 2016 champions' Portugal will begin World Cup preparations without superstar Real Madrid high goal scorer Cristiano Ronaldo, who will instead compete against Premier League club Liverpool in the 2018 Champions League final on May 26. Portugal play warm-up matches against Tunisia on May 28, Belgium on June 2 and Algeria on June 7. (Great 150% guaranteed last minute tickets for the Champions League 2018 Final are still for sale @ LiveFootballTickets.com).

Portugal manager Fernando Santos' men will start their World Cup campaign against Spain on June 15 in Sochi. Portugal are going to the World Cup in Russia next month with Cristiano Ronaldo and 12 other players who led the nation to the European Championship title two years ago. Coach Santos announced a 23-man squad on Thursday, including nine players who started the final against France at Euro 2016. The only two starters from the final who will not make it are Nani and Renato Sanches. Among the other European champions not going to the World Cup are Ricardo Carvalho, Andre Gomes and Eder, who scored the title-winning goal against the hosts in extra time.

"It hurts not to be able to include all the players who were with us in the European Championship," Santos said. "All of them helped us write a brilliant page in the history of Portuguese football."

Who else has qualified for the World Cup? Here is the World Cup 2018 list of confirmed squads to date for this summer's finals in Russia as well as a list of the most popular World Cup Russia fixtures with links to buy great 150% guaranteed World Cup tickets securely online from LiveFootballTickets.com.

Group A

Russia (final 23 to be confirmed) - Buy FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia tickets for Russia

Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Gabulov (Club Brugge), Soslan Dzhanaev (Rubin Kazan), Andrey Lunev (Zenit St Petersburg).

Defenders: Vladimir Granat, Ruslan Kambolov, Fedor Kudryashov (all Rubin Kazan), Ilya Kutepov (Spartak Moscow), Roman Neustadter (Fenerbahce), Konstantin Rausch (Dynamo Moscow), Andrey Semenov (Akhmat Grozny), Igor Smolnikov (Zenit St Petersburg), Mario Fernandes (CSKA Moscow).

Midfielders: Yuri Gazinskiy (Krasnodar), Alexsandr Golovin, Alan Dzagoev (both CSKA Moscow), Aleksandr Erokhin, Yuri Zhirkov, Daler Kuzyaev (all Zenit St Petersburg), Roman Zobnin, Alexsandr Samedov (both Spartak Moscow), Anton Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Aleksandr Tashaev (Dynamo Moscow), Denis Cheryshev (Villarreal).

Forwards: Artem Dzyuba (Arsenal Tula), Aleksey Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Fedor Smolov (Krasnodar), Fedor Chalov (CSKA Moscow)

Saudi Arabia

Yet to be named

Egypt (final 23 to be confirmed)

Goalkeepers: Essam El Hadary (Al Taawoun), Mohamed El-Shennawy (Al Ahly), Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly), Mohamed Awad (Ismaily)

Defenders: Ahmed Fathi, Saad Samir, Ayman Ashraf (all Al Ahly), Mahmoud Hamdy (Zamalek), Mohamed Abdel-Shafy (Al Fateh), Ahmed Hegazi (West Brom), Ali Gabr (Zamalek), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Karim Hafez (Lens), Omar Gaber (Los Angeles FC), Amro Tarek (Orlando City).

Midfielders: Tarek Hamed, Mahmoud Abdel Aziz (both Zamalek), Shikabala (Al Raed), Abdallah Said (KuPS), Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Kahraba (Al Ittihad), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City), Trezeguet (Kasimpasa), Amr Warda (Atromitos Athens).

Forwards: Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly), Ahmed Gomaa (Al Masry), Kouka (Braga), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool).

Uruguay (final 23 to be confirmed)

Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Martin Silva (Vasco da Gama), Martin Campana (Independiente).

Defenders: Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Sebastian Coates (Sporting Lisbon), Jose Maria Gimenez (Atletico Madrid), Maximiliano Pereira (Porto), Gaston Silva (Independiente), Martin Caceres (Lazio), Guillermo Varela (Penarol).

Midfielders: Nahitan Nandez (Boca Juniors), Lucas Torreira (Sampdoria), Matias Vecino (Inter Milan), Federico Valverde (Real Madrid), Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus), Carlos Sanchez (Monterrey), Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Cruzeiro), Diego Laxalt (Genoa), Cristian Rodriguez (Penarol), Jonathan Urretaviscaya (Monterrey), Nicolas Lodeiro (Seattle Sounders), Gaston Ramirez (Sampdoria).

Forwards: Cristhian Stuani (Girona), Maximiliano Gomez (Celta Vigo), Edinson Cavani (Paris St-Germain), Luis Suarez (Barcelona).

Group B

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Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes (Lyon), Beto (Goztepe), Rui Patricio (Sporting Lisbon)

Defenders: Bruno Alves (Rangers), Cedric Soares (Southampton), Jose Fonte (Dalian Yifang), Mario Rui (Napoli), Pepe (Besiktas), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund), Ricardo Pereira (Porto), Ruben Dias (Benfica)

Midfielders: Adrien Silva (Leicester), Bruno Fernandes (Sporting Lisbon), Joao Mario (West Ham), Joao Moutinho (AS Monaco), Manuel Fernandes (Lokomotiv Moscow), William Carvalho (Sporting)

Forwards: Andre Silva (AC Milan), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Gelson Martins (Sporting Lisbon), Goncalo Guedes (Valencia), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas)

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Yet to be named

Morocco

Goalkeepers: Mounir El Kajoui (Numancia), Yassine Bounou (Girona), Ahmad Reda Tagnaouti (Ittihad Tanger)

Defenders: Mehdi Benatia (Juventus), Romain Saiss (Wolves), Manuel Da Costa (Basaksehir), Badr Benoun (Raja Casablanca), Nabil Dirar (Fenerbahce), Achraf Hakimi (Real Madrid), Hamza Mendyl (LOSC)

Midfielders: M'barek Boussoufa (Al Jazira), Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord), Youssef Ait Bennasser (Caen), Sofyan Amrabat (Feyenoord), Younes Belhanda (Galatasaray), Faycal Fajr (Getafe), Amine Harit (Schalke 04)

Forwards: Khalid Boutaib (Malatyaspor), Aziz Bouhaddouz (Saint Pauli), Ayoub El Kaabi (Renaissance Berkane), Nordin Amrabat (Leganes), Mehdi Carcela (Standard de Liege), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax).

Iran (final 23 to be confirmed)

Goalkeepers: Alireza Beiranvand (Persepolis), Seyed Hossein Hosseini (Esteghlal), Rashid Mazaheri (Zob Ahan), Amir Abedzadeh (Maritimo).

Defenders: Ramin Rezaeian (Ostende), Voria Ghafouri (Esteghlal), Steven Beitashour (Los Angeles FC), Seyed Jalal Hosseini (Persepolis), Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh (Padideh), Morteza Pouraliganji (Alsaad), Mohammad Ansari (Persepolis), Pejman Montazeri, Seyed Majid Hosseini (both Esteghlal), Milad Mohammadi (Akhmat Grozny), Omid Norafkan (Esteghlal), Saeid Aghaei (Sepahan), Roozbeh Cheshmi (Esteghlal).

Midfielders: Saeid Ezatolahi (Amkar Perm), Masoud Shojaei (AEK Athens), Ahmad Abdolahzadeh (Foolad), Saman Ghoddos (Ostersunds), Mahdi Torabi (Saipa), Ashkan Dejagah (Nottingham Forest), Omid Ebrahimi (Esteghlal), Ehsan Hajsafi (Olympiacos), Ali Karimi (Sepahan), Soroush Rafiei (Al Khor), Ali Gholizadeh (Saipa), Vahid Amiri (Persepolis).

Forwards: Alireza Jahanbakhsh (AZ Alkmaar), Karim Ansarifard (Olympiacos), Mahdi Taremi (Al Gharafa), Sardar Azmoun (Rubin Kazan), Reza Ghoochannejhad (Heerenveen), Kaveh Rezaei (Charleroi).

Group C

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Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Alphonse Areola (Paris Saint-Germain)

Defenders: Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart), Adil Rami (Marseille), Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)

Midfielders: N'Golo Kante (Chelsea), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich)

Forwards: Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Florian Thauvin (Marseille)

Australia (final 23 to be confirmed) - Buy FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia tickets for Australia

Goalkeepers: Brad Jones (Feyenoord), Mitch Langerak (Nagoya Grampus), Mat Ryan (Brighton), Danny Vukovic (Genk).

Defenders: Aziz Behich (Bursaspor), Milos Degenek (Yokohama F. Marinos), Alex Gersbach (RC Lens), Matthew Jurman (Suwon Samsung Blue Wings), Fran Karacic (NK Lokomotiva), James Meredith (Millwall), Josh Risdon (Western Sydney), Trent Sainsbury (Grasshopper Zurich), Aleksandar Susnjar (FK Mlada Boleslav), Bailey Wright (Bristol City).

Midfielders: Josh Brillante (Sydney FC), Jackson Irvine (Hull City), Mile Jedinak (Aston Villa), Robbie Kruse (VfL Bochum), Massimo Luongo (QPR), Mark Milligan (Al-Ahli), Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield), Tom Rogic (Celtic), James Troisi (Melbourne Victory), Tim Cahill (Millwall).

Forwards: Daniel Arzani (Melbourne City), Apostolos Giannou (AEK Larnaca), Tomi Juric (Luzern), Mathew Leckie (Hertha Berlin), Jamie Maclaren (Hibernian), Andrew Nabbout (Urawa Red Diamonds), Dimitri Petratos (Newcastle Jets), Nikita Rukavytsya (Maccabi Haifa).

Peru

Yet to be named

Denmark (final 23 to be confirmed) - Buy FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia tickets for Denmark

Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester), Frederik Ronnow (Brondby), Jonas Lossl (Huddersfield), Jesper Hansen (FC Midtjylland).

Defenders: Simon Kjaer (Sevilla), Andreas Bjelland (Brentford), Mathias Jorgensen (Huddersfield), Andreas Christensen (Chelsea), Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford), Jannik Vestergaard (Borussia Monchengladbach), Jens Stryger Larsen (Udinese), Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich), Nicolai Boilesen, Peter Ankersen (both FC Copenhagen), Riza Durmisi (Real Betis).

Midfielders: Christian Eriksen (Tottenham), Daniel Wass (Celta Vigo), Lasse Schone (Ajax Amsterdam), Lukas Lerager (Bordeaux), Mathias Jensen (Nordsjaelland), Michael Krohn-Dehli (Deportivo La Coruna), Mike Jensen (Rosenborg), Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Southampton), Thomas Delaney (Werder Bremen), William Kvist (FC Copenhagen).

Forwards: Andreas Cornelius (Atalanta), Kasper Dolberg (Ajax), Kenneth Zohore (Cardiff City), Martin Braithwaite (Bordeaux), Nicklas Bendtner (Rosenborg), Nicolai Jorgensen (Feyenoord), Pione Sisto (Celta Vigo), Robert Skov, Viktor Fischer (both FC Copenhagen), Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig).

Group D

Argentina (final 23 to be confirmed) - Buy FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia tickets for Argentina

Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (Manchester United), Nahuel Guzman (Tigres Monterrey), Wilfredo Caballero (Chelsea), Franco Armani (River Plate).

Defenders: Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla), Federico Fazio (Roma), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City), German Pezzella (Fiorentina), Ramiro Funes Mori (Everton), Marcos Rojo (Manchester United), Nicolas Taglafico (Ajax), Javier Mascherano (Hebei Fortune), Marcos Acuna (Sporting Lisbon), Eduardo Salvio (Benfica), Cristian Ansaldi (Torino).

Midfielders: Ever Banega, Guido Pizarro (both Sevilla), Lucas Biglia (AC Milan), Leandro Paredes (Zenit St Petersburg), Angel Di María, Giovani Lo Celso (both Paris St-Germain), Enzo Perez (River Plate), Manuel Lanzini (West Ham), Pablo Perez, Cristian Pavon (both Boca Juniors), Maximiliano Meza (Independiente), Ricardo Centurion (Racing), Rodrigo Battaglia (Sporting Lisbon).

Forwards: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala (both Juventus), Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Diego Perotti (Roma), Lautaro Martinez (Racing).

Iceland (final 23 to be confirmed)

Goalkeepers: Hannes Halldorsson (Randers), Runar Alex Runarsson (Nordsjaelland), Frederik Schram (Roskilde).

Defenders: Ari Freyr Skulason (Lokeren), Hordur Magnusson (Bristol City), Ragnar Sigurdsson (Rostov), Kari Arnason (Aberdeen), Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson (Levski Sofia), Sverrir Ingi Ingason (Rostov), Birkir Mar Saevarsson (Valur), Samuel Kari Fridjonsson (Valerenga).

Midfielders: Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton), Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City), Emil Hallfredsson (Udinese), Birkir Bjarnason (Aston Villa), Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Burnley), Olafur Ingi Skulason (Karabukspor), Arnor Ingvi Traustason (Malmo), Rurik Gislason (Sandhausen).

Forwards: Alfred Finnbogason (Augsburg), Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarson (Rostov), Jon Dadi Bodvarsson (Reading), Albert Gudmundsson (PSV Eindhoven).

Croatia (final 23 to be confirmed)

Goalkeepers: Danijel Subasic (Monaco), Lovre Kalinic (Gent), Dominik Livakovic (Dinamo Zagreb), Karlo Letica (Hajduk Split).

Defenders: Vedran Corluka (Lokomotiv Moscow), Domagoj Vida (Besiktas), Ivan Strinic (Sampdoria), Dejan Lovren (Liverpool), Sime Vrsaljko (Atletico Madrid), Josip Pivaric (Dynamo Kyiv), Tin Jedvay (Bayer Leverkusen), Matej Mitrovic (Club Brugge), Borna Barisic (Osijek), Zoran Nizic (Hajduk Split), Duje Caleta-Car (Red Bull Salzburg), Borna Sosa (Dinamo Zagreb).

Midfielders: Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic (both Real Madrid), Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona), Milan Badelj (Fiorentina), Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan), Marko Rog (Napoli), Mario Pasalic (Chelsea), Filip Bradaric (Hajduk Split).

Forwards: Mario Mandzukic (Juventus), Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan), Nikola Kalinic (AC Milan), Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim), Marko Pjaca (Schalke), Ante Rebic (Eintracht Frankfurt), Duje Cop (Standard Liege), Ivan Santini (Caen).

Nigeria (final 23 to be confirmed)

Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba), Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United), Francis Uzoho (Deportivo Fabril), Dele Ajiboye (Plateau United).

Defenders: William Ekong (Bursaspor), Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz), Olaoluwa Aina (Hull City), Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa), Bryan Idowu (Amkar Perm), Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes), Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor), Elderson Echiejile (Cercle Brugge), Tyronne Ebuehi (Ado Den Haag), Stephen Eze (Lokomotiv Plovdiv).

Midfielders: Mikel John Obi (Tianjin Teda), Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor), Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester), Oghenekaro Etebo (Las Palmas), John Ogu (Hapoel Be'er Sheva), Uche Agbo (Standard Liege), Joel Obi (Torino), Mikel Agu (Bursaspor).

Forwards: Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho (both Leicester), Moses Simon (Gent), Victor Moses (Chelsea), Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal), Junior Lokosa (Kano Pillars), Simeon Nwankwo (Crotone).

Group E

Brazil

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Roma), Ederson (Manchester City), Cassio (Corinthians).

Defenders: Danilo (Manchester City), Fagner (Corinthians), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Thiago Silva, Marquinhos (both Paris St-Germain), Miranda (Inter Milan) Pedro Geromel (Gremio).

Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Paulinho (Barcelona), Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona), Willian (Chelsea), Douglas Costa (Juventus).

Forwards: Neymar Jr (Paris St-Germain), Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool).

Switzerland

Yet to be named

Costa Rica (final 23 to be confirmed)

Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas (Real Madrid), Patrick Pemberton (Liga Deportiva Alajuelense), Leonel Moreira (Herediano).

Defenders: Cristian Gamboa (Celtic), Ian Smith (Norrkoping), Ronald Matarrita (New York City), Bryan Oviedo (Sunderland), Oscar Duarte (Espanyol), Giancarlo Gonzalez (Bologna), Francisco Calvo (Minnesota United), Kendall Waston (Vancouver Whitecaps), Johnny Acosta (Aguilas Dorados).

Midfielders: David Guzman (Portland Timbers), Yeltsin Tejeda (Lausanne-Sport), Celso Borges (Deportivo La Coruna), Randall Azofeifa (Herediano), Rodney Wallace (New York City), Bryan Ruiz (Sporting Lisbon), Daniel Colindres, Christian Bolanos (both Saprissa).

Forwards: Johan Venegas (Saprissa), Joel Campbell (Real Betis), Marco Urena (Los Angeles FC).

Serbia

Yet to be named

Group F

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Goalkeepers: Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona), Kevin Trapp (Paris St-Germain).

Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Monchengladbach), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Marvin Plattenhardt (Hertha Berlin), Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea), Niklas Sule (Bayern Munich), Jonathan Tah (Bayer Leverkusen).

Midfielders: Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (Paris St-Germain), Leon Goretska (Schalke), Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City), Sami Khedira (Juventus), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Sebastian Rudy (Bayern Munich), Leroy Sane (Manchester City).

Forwards: Mario Gomez (Stuttgart), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Nils Petersen (SC Freiburg), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Timo Werner (RB Leipzig).

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Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa (Standard Liege), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca), Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul).

Defenders: Carlos Salcedo (Eintracht Frankfurt), Nestor Araujo (Santos Laguna), Diego Reyes (Porto), Hector Moreno (Real Sociedad), Hugo Ayala (Tigres), Oswaldo Alanis (Guadalajara), Edson Alvarez (America), Jesus Gallardo (Pumas), Miguel Layun (Sevilla).

Midfielders: Jesus Molina (Monterrey), Rafael Marquez (Atlas), Hector Herrera (Porto), Jonathan Dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Andres Guardado (Real Betis), Erick Gutierrez (Pachuca), Marco Fabian (Eintracht Frankfurt), Giovani Dos Santos (LA Galaxy).

Forwards: Javier Hernandez (West Ham), Raul Jimenez (Benfica), Oribe Peralta (America), Jesus Manuel Corona (Porto), Carlos Vela (Los Angeles FC), Javier Aquino (Tigres), Hirving Lozano (PSV Eindhoven), Jurgen Damm (Tigres).

Sweden

Goalkeepers: Robin Olsen (Copenhagen), Karl-Johan Johnsson (Guingamp), Kristoffer Nordfeldt (Swansea).

Defenders: Mikael Lustig (Celtic), Victor Lindelof (Manchester United), Andreas Granqvist (Krasnador), Martin Olsson (Swansea), Ludwig Augustinsson (Werder Bremen), Filip Helander, Emil Krafth (both Bologna), Pontus Jansson (Leeds United).

Midfielders: Sebastian Larsson (Hull), Albin Ekdal (Hamburg), Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig), Gustav Svensson (Seattle Sounders), Oscar Hiljemark (Genoa), Viktor Claesson (Krasnador), Marcus Rohden (Crotone), Jimmy Durmaz (Toulouse).

Forwards: Marcus Berg (Al Ain), John Guidetti (Alaves), Ola Toivonen (Toulouse), Isaac Kiese Thelin (Waasland-Beveren).

South Korea (final 23 to be confirmed)

Goalkeepers: Kim Seung-gyu (Vissel Kobe), Kim Jin-hyeon (Cerezo Osaka), Cho Hyeon-woo (Daegu FC).

Defenders: Kim Young-gwon (Guangzhou Evergrande), Jang Hyun-soo (Tokyo FC), Jeong Seung-hyeon (Sagan Tosu), Yun Yeong-seon (Seongnam FC), Kwon Kyung-won (Tianjin Quanjian), Oh Ban-suk (Jeju Utd), Kim Jin-su (Jeonbuk Hyundai), Kim Min-woo (Sangju Sangmu), Park Joo-ho (Ulsan Hyundai), Hong Chul (Sangju Sangmu), Go Yo-han (FC Seoul), Lee Yong (Jeonbuk Hyundai).

Midfielders: Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City), Jeong Woo-young (Vissel Kobe), Kwon Chang-hoon (Dijon FCO), Ju Se-jong (Asan Mugunghwa), Koo Ja-cheol (Augsburg), Lee Jae-sung (Jeonbuk Hyundai), Lee Seung-woo (Hellas Verona), Moon Sun-min (Incheon Utd), Lee Chung-yong (Crystal Palace).

Forwards: Kim Shin-wook (Jeonbuk Hyundai), Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Hwang Hee-chan (Red Bull Salzburg), Lee Keun-ho (Gangwon FC).

Group G

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Yet to be named

Panama (final 23 to be confirmed)

Goalkeepers: Jose Calderon (Chorrillo), Jaime Penedo (Dinamo Bucharest), Alex Rodriguez (San Francisco).

Defenders: Azmahar Ariano (Patriots), Felipe Baloy (Municipal CSD), Harold Cummings (San Jose Earthquakes), Eric Davis (Dunajska Streda), Fidel Escobar (New York Red Bulls), Adolfo Machado (Houston Dynamo), Michael Murillo (New York Red Bulls), Luis Ovalle (Olimpia), Francisco Palacios (San Francisco), Richard Peralta (Alliance), Roman Torres (Seattle Sounders).

Midfielders: Ricardo Avila (Gent), Edgar Barcenas (Cafetaleros de Tapachula), Ricardo Buitrago (Municipal), Miguel Camargo (Universidad San Martin), Adalberto Carrasquilla (Tauro), Armando Cooper (Universidad de Chile), Anibal Godoy (San Jose Earthquakes), Gabriel Gomez (Bucaramanga), Jose Gonzalez (Union Comercio), Cristian Martinez (Columbus Crew), Valentin Pimentel (Plaza Amador), Alberto Quintero (Universitario), Jose Luis Rodriguez (Gent).

Forwards: Abdiel Arroyo (Alajuelense), Rolando Blackburn (Chorrillo), Ismael Diaz (Deportivo La Coruna), Jose Fajardo (Independiente), Roberto Nurse (Mineros Zacatecas), Blas Perez (Municipal), Luis Tejada (Sports Boys), Gabriel Torres (CD Huachipato).

Tunisia (final 23 to be confirmed)

Goalkeepers: Aymen Mathlouthi (Al-Baten), Moez Ben Cherifia (ES Tunis), Farouk Ben Mustapha (Al-Shabab), Moez Hassen (Chateauroux).

Defenders: Rami Bedoui (ES Sahel), Yohan Benalouane (Leicester), Syam Ben Youssef (Kasimpasa), Dylan Bronn (Gent), Khalil Chammam (ES Tunis), Oussama Haddadi (Dijon) , Ali Maaloul (Al-Ahly), Yassine Meriah (CS Sfaxien), Hamdi Nagguez (Zamalek), Bilel Mohsni (Dundee United).

Midfielders: Mohamed Amine Ben Amor (Etoile du Sahel), Sai-Eddine Khaoui (Troyes), Ahmed Khalil (African Club), Ellyes Skhiri (Montpellier), Ferjani Sassi (Al-Nasr), Ghaylene Chaalali (ES Tunis), Mohamed Wael Larbi (Tours), Karim Laribi (Cesena).

Attackers: Anice Badri (ES Tunis), Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (Al-Ittifaq), Naim Sliti (Dijon), Bassem Srarfi (Nice), Ahmed Akaichi (Al-Ittihad), Wahbi Khazri (Rennes), Saber Khalifa (African Club).

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Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley).

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Danny Rose (Tottenham), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Ashley Young (Manchester United).

Midfielders: Dele Alli, Eric Dier (both Tottenham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea).

Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal).

Group H

Poland (final 23 to be confirmed)

Goalkeepers: Bartosz Bialkowski (Ipswich), Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea City), Lukasz Skorupski (Roma), Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus).

Defenders: Jan Bednarek (Southampton), Bartosz Bereszynski (Sampdoria), Thiago Cionek (SPAL), Kamil Glik (Monaco), Artur Jedrzejczyk (Legia Warsaw), Marcin Kaminski (Stuttgart), Tomasz Kedziora (Dynamo Kyiv), Michal Pazdan (Legia Warsaw), Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund).

Midfielders: Jakub Blaszczykowski (Wolfsburg), Pawel Dawidowicz (Palermo), Przemyslaw Frankowski (Jagiellonia Bialystok), Jacek Goralski (Ludogorets Razgrad), Kamil Grosicki (Hull City), Damian Kadzior (Gornik Zabrze), Grzegorz Krychowiak (Paris St-Germain), Rafal Kurzawa (Gornik Zabrze), Karol Linetty (Sampdoria), Maciej Makuszewski (Lech Poznan), Krzysztof Maczynski (Legia Warsaw), Slawomir Peszko (Lechnia Gdansk), Maciej Rybus (Lokomotiv Moscow), Sebastian Szymanski (Legia Warsaw), Piotr Zielinski (Napoli), Szymon Zurkowski (Gornik Zabrze).

Forwards: Dawid Kownacki (Sampdoria), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Arkadiusz Milik (Napoli), Krzysztof Piatek (Cracovia), Lukasz Teodorczyk (Anderlecht), Kamil Wilczek (Brondby).

Senegal

Goalkeepers: Khadim Ndiaye (Horoya AC), Abdoulaye Diallo (Rennes), Alfred Gomis (Torino)

Defenders: Kara Mbodji (Anderlecht), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli), Moussa Wague (Eupen), Saliou Ciss (Angers), Youssouf Sabaly (Bordeaux), Lamine Gassama (Alanyaspor), Armand Traore (Nottingham Forest), Salif Sane (Hannover 96)

Midfielders: Pape Alioune Ndiaye (Stoke), Idrissa Gueye (Everton), Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham), Cheikh N'Doye (Birmingham)

Forwards: Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Diao Balde Keita (Monaco), Ismaila Sarr (Rennes), Diafra Sakho (Rennes), Moussa Konate (Amiens), Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke), Mbaye Niang (AC Milan)

Colombia (final 23 to be confirmed)

Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Arsenal), Camilo Vargas (Deportivo Cali), Ivan Arboleda (Banfield), Jose Fernando Cuadrado (Once Caldas).

Defenders: Cristian Zapata (Milan), Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham), Santiago Arias (PSV Eindhoven), Oscar Murillo (Pachuca), Frank Fabra (Boca Juniors), Johan Mojica (Girona), Yerry Mina (Barcelona), William Tesillo (Santa Fe), Bernardo Espinosa (Girona), Stefan Medina (Monterrey), Farid Díaz (Olimpia).

Midfielders: Wílmar Barrios (Boca Juniors), Carlos Sánchez (Espanyol), Jefferson Lerma (Levante), Jose Izquierdo (Brighton), James Rodriguez (Bayern Munich), Giovanni Moreno (Shanghai Shenhua), Abel Aguilar (Deportivo Cali), Mateus Uribe (America), Yimmi Chara (Junior), Juan Fernando Quintero (River Plate), Edwin Cardona (Boca Juniors), Juan Cuadrado (Juventus), Gustavo Cuellar (Flamengo), Sebastian Perez (Boca Juniors).

Forwards: Radamel Falcao (Monaco), Duvan Zapata (Sampdoria), Miguel Borja (Palmeiras), Carlos Bacca (Villarreal), Luis Fernando Muriel (Sevilla), Teofilo Gutierrez (Junior).

Japan

Yet to be named

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England 1-1 Italy

 

With an opening goal from Jamie Vardy, England came very close to victory against Italy, only to be denied late on by James Tarkowski’s clumsy tackle on Federico Chiesa and Lorenzo Insigne’s easy penalty. England won in Holland and held Italy to give them confidence going into the World Cup 2018 tournament this summer.

 

England 1-1 Italy

 

England goal: Jamie Vardy (26' minutes)

Italy goal: Lorenzo Insigne (87' minutes pen)

 

Jamie Vardy scored past Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma to record his first goal for England in more than a year, but the Three Lions were denied a second successive friendly victory by a late Italy penalty awarded by the video assistant referee (VAR) at Wembley Stadium. England manager Gareth Southgate's side were enjoying their lead given to them by Vardy's powerful 26th-minute finish, fired past new superstar goalie Donnarumma after Jesse Lingard's free-kick caught the visitors out. England looked to be ensuring a confidence-boosting win until a late intervention from VAR. Referee Deniz Aytekin consulted VAR after England debutant James Tarkowski tangled with Italy’s Federico Chiesa, and decided the Burnley defender had stepped on the Italian's foot, allowing Lorenzo Insigne to beat Jack Butland with just three minutes left. The frustrated England side complained emphatically about the award of the spot-kick, but VAR got this one right much to Southgate's frustration as he was clearly unhappy with the penalty decision.

 

England finished the clash frustrated that Italy's late penalty denied them a win they deserved that would have recorded back-to-back victories in these two friendlies that are their last before Southgate names a provisional World Cup squad on 14 May. To their credit, England was energized and motivated in attack, even without the injured Harry Kane. England manager Southgate will be desperate for the Tottenham Hotspur superstar striker to recover fully on schedule from his knee injury. England looked focused and ambitious going forward, but in need of Kane's killer instinct, to pose a serious threat this summer in Russia.

 

Burnley defender Tarkowski conceded the penalty late on in an assured debut. His look of despair as referee Deniz Aytekin awarded the spot-kick was apparent in a frustrating outcome for England. Superb Raheem Sterling must have felt the love of Manchester City and England's fans. Sterling asked supporters to show the team some love before the match and he was warmly applauded by the Wembley crowd after his excellent performance as he was named Man of the Match. Sterling carried his outstanding Manchester City form onto the international stage in the friendly double-header with the Netherlands and Italy. In the first half, his strong running unsettled the Italy defense as he emerged as England's main attacking threat. Sterling stayed on his feet after being fouled twice to create a chance for Vardy and he was brought down again for the free-kick that Lingard took to set the Leicester City striker up for his goal. Sterling has enjoyed a superb season under Pep Guardiola's management at Etihad Stadium. Sterling will be a key player for England in the World Cup.

 

After the match, Southgate said that the VAR decision is not clear and obvious. Referee Deniz Aytekin consulted VAR after Burnley defender James Tarkowski tangled with Federico Chiesa.

 

"I'm glad it's not the World Cup just yet. I think the ruling is 'clear and obvious' and it's not. It's one you can debate all day,” said England boss Gareth Southgate about VAR. "It looks like James Tarkowski stands on him but it's during the running process and he's going down anyway. I think the referee had a good view already. I don't think with incidents like that VAR will clear things up. An obvious handball and stuff like that then maybe - but we have to get on with it."

 

"If VAR is going to turn us over, it's better to happen now. A clear and obviously deserved victory taken away. It's irrelevant whether they think it was a penalty or not. VAR is there for the obvious howlers. This was far from that," said Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker on Twitter.

 

England have lost only 1 of their last 20 international matches at Wembley Stadium - winning 15. That defeat was by the Netherlands in March 2016 and the Three Lions are unbeaten in 10 games at the national stadium since then. England have only earned 1 win in their last 8 matches against Italy, and have failed to keep a clean sheet in 6 of the past 7 games.

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Raheem Sterling, England, Man of the Match

 

Man of the match is Raheem Sterling who was England’s biggest threat against Italy. He had pace and skill and his direct running troubled Italy all night.

 

Squads

 

Dele Alli was not on the starting squad for either of England's two friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy, but started both games on the subs' bench, with only a cameo appearance in Amsterdam. Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Ali is a certainty to be chosen for the World Cup squad and a strong contender for a starting place. Rival Lingard has shown his ability to be a game changer and Raheem Sterling also showed his quality. Alli is still an outstanding talent but he has some serious competition for his place.

 

“We’ve picked the team we have because we want to keep some stability. We made some good progress the other night. Obviously, we need to look at some other players as well, but tonight is a really good test for us. James Tarkowski has done really well with us and his club, and he fits the way we want to play,” said Southgate about his squad choices. “We’ve also got to look at options at center-back: we’re very happy with the players who have played there up until now, but we need to see other guys who could come in. Jack Butland knew he was playing at the end of last week: most of his caps have come away so it’s nice for him to play here. Jesse Lingard and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were excellent the other day: they can break forward and score goals. Dele Alli’s not been able to train fully, but of course, he’s a very important player for us. We need a little bit more composure with the final ball, but we’ll create chances and we have the guys who can finish them. We want to finish this week on a high.”

 

Gareth Southgate handed England debuts to James Tarkowski and Lewis Cook. Burnley defender Tarkowski lined up on the left of Southgate’s new back three, replacing Joe Gomez and Harry Maguire. Jack Butland took his turn in goal; Ashley Young took the place of Danny Rose at left wing-back; Eric Dier came in for Jordan Henderson, and Jamie Vardy replaced Marcus Rashford up front.

 

Italy made four changes to the side that lost to Argentina on Friday night. Davide Zappacosta of Chelsea took the place of Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi at right back. PSG midfielder Marco Verratti made way for Lorenzo Pellegrini of Roma. Inter winger Antonio Candreva replaced Fiorentina’s Federico Chiesa. Juve keeper Gianluigi Buffon at 40 years old with 176 caps made way for 19-year-old, four-cap Milan star Gianluigi Donnarumma.

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Jamie Vardy, England

 

England

Butland, Walker, Stones, Tarkowski, Dier, Trippier, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lingard, Young, Vardy, Sterling.

Subs: Hart, Pickford, Pope, Rose, Henderson, Maguire, Mawson, Livermore, Lallana, Cook, Alli, Rashford, Welbeck.

 

Italy

Donnarumma, Zappacosta, Rugani, Bonucci, De Sciglio, Pellegrini, Jorginho, Parolo, Candreva, Immobile, Insigne.

Subs: Buffon, Perin, Ferrari, Darmian, Ogbonna, Bonaventura, Verratti, Belotti, Spinazzola, Verdi, Gagliardini, Cutrone, Cristante, Florenzi.

 

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

 

Russia 1-3 France

Switzerland 6-3 Panama

Hungary 0-1 Scotland

Germany 0-1 Brazil

England 1-1 Italy

Spain 6-1 Argentina

Curaçao 1-0 Bolivia

Japan 1 Ukraine

Tanzania 2-0 DR Congo

Armenia 0-1 Lithuania

Georgia 2-0 Estonia

Kenya 2-3 Central African Republic

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Note: All fans attending matches at the World Cup need to apply for a "FAN ID" following a request from the Russian authorities. The special ID is designed with the purpose to keep hooligans out of the stadium and reduce the risk of fan violence to a minimum. At Euro 2016 Russian fans were involved in violent clashes with their English counterparts in Marseille ahead of the two countries’ group stage match.

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The upcoming FIFA World Cup tournament will take place in the summer of 2018 in Russia. There is no bigger sporting event in the world than football's quadrennial international championship. You can buy World Cup 2018 tickets for all events securely online from LiveFootballTickets.com to watch the best football players and national football teams in world football compete in live action to be crowned world champions.

WORLD CUP RUSSIA 2018 DRAW

Group A: Russia, Uruguay, Egypt, Saudi Arabia.

Group B: Portugal, Spain, Iran, Morocco.

Group C: France, Peru, Denmark, Australia.

Group D: Argentina, Croatia, Iceland, Nigeria.

Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia.

Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea.

Group G: Belgium, England, Tunisia, Panama.

Group H: Poland, Colombia, Senegal, Japan. 

 

The teams qualified are: 

  • Uefa (Europe): Russia,(hosts) FrancePortugalGermanySerbiaPolandEnglandSpainBelgiumIcelandSwitzerlandCroatiaSwedenDenmark
  • Conmebol (South America): BrazilUruguayArgentinaColombiaPeru.
  • Concacaf (North/Central America and Caribbean): MexicoCosta RicaPanama 
  • AFC (Asia): Iran FootballSouth Korea Football, Japan Football, Saudi Arabia
  • CAF (Africa): TunisiaNigeriaMoroccoSenegalEgypt

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Gareth Southgate’s England side will play Belgium at next summer's World Cup in Russia, having been drawn into Group G.. Gareth Southgate's side were drawn from pot two, meaning they were guaranteed to play one of the best teams in the world, drawn out of the first pot. The draw ceremony was led by former England striker and 1986 Golden Boot winner c0-host Gary Lineker as well as the Russian sports journalist Maria Komandnaya.

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England manager Gareth Southgate and Harry Kane

“I think, in my mind, my gauge of success would be that we come back from the tournament with the fans proud of how we’ve played and that means we’ll have played well and won some matches,” said Southgate. “So that’s my focus, to focus on the performances and to constantly improve on the performances.”

England’s Harry Kane sees no reason for the Three Lions to worry about their World Cup opponents and groups.

“I’m not one to really think about trying to avoid teams,” said Kane. “If you want to win a big tournament, you’re going to have to play the best teams sooner or later.We’re positive, but we’re not getting too ahead of ourselves. We know we’ve still got a lot of work to do and we’ve got some great friendly games coming up between now and the finals.”

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The first match of the World Cup will feature hosts Russia and kicks off in Moscow on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 18:00 local time (16:00 BST). The exciting match will be against the team drawn into the 'A2' slot in Group A. The opening Russia v A2 clash takes place at the Luzhniki Stadium, which will also be the venue for the final. That will be the only game on an opening day. During the 2018 World Cup Russia tournament, there will be 3-4 matches played every day for the duration of the group stage. The tournament ends on Sunday, July 15, with the World Cup 2018 Russia final kick off at 18:00 in Moscow (16:00 BST). The third-place play-off is a day earlier, and the two semi-finals will take place on July 10 and 11. All of the final four matches of the World Cup will be played at either the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow or the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg.

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Germany won the last World Cup tournament in 2014, their fourth World Cup title. England has won the World Cup once in the past. Brazil who have participated in every single World Cup tournament to date have won the title 4 times and have qualified 21 times. Iceland and Panama will compete in their first World Cup ever. Livefootballtickets.com has a wide range of World Cup 2018 tickets available fo sale now online. Browse through our booking system and order your tickets with a few easy clicks.

All 20 previous World Cup titles are divided between only 8 winners Brazil, Germany, Italy, Argentina, Uruguay, Spain, France. And England.

Brazil 5 times - 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002

Germany 4 times - 1954, 1974, 1990, 2014

Italy 4 times - 1934, 1938, 1982, 2006

Argentina 2 times - 1978, 1986

Uruguay 2 times - 1930, 1950

Spain 1 time - 2010

France 1 time - 1998

England 1 time - 1966

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Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium will bookend the 2018 World Cup, hosting the opening match of the biggest sporting show on earth on June 14 and the final on July 15. A total of 12 football venues across Russia will host at least 4 matches each between the 32 nations competing in the 2018 World Cup. Here is a rundown of the Russian cities and stadiums hosting the 2018 World Cup, and which matches will be played there.

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The England National Team and their supporters will find out their 2018 World Cup Russia opponents on Friday in the World Cup draw for the group stages of next summer's tournament in Russia. Gareth Southgate's England side easily qualified for the final World Cup tournament, going the whole campaign unbeaten in group competition containing Scotland and Slovakia.England fans should be prepared to snatch up the best 150% guaranteed, legal England World Cup tickets at the first opportunity for great prices from LiveFootballTickets.com!  

After Peru became the 32nd team to qualify for the World Cup, we now know the final list of teams that will make up the official draw on Friday, December 1. Recommended Pot 1 will contain Russia and the highest-ranked seven teams. Pot 2 will feature the next best eight teams, and so on for Pots 3 and 4.  The draw will divide the 32 teams into eight groups of four from A to H. Each group will play three matches before the top two countries advance to the second round. Russia will be in Group A as host nation.

The 32 teams who will make up next year's tournament are: 

1.       Russia (host nation)

2.       Belgium (Europe)

3.       England (Europe)

4.       France (Europe)

5.       Germany (Europe)

6.       Iceland (Europe)

7.       Poland (Europe)

8.       Portugal (Europe)

9.       Serbia (Europe)

10.    Spain (Europe)

11.    Switzerland (Europe)

12.    Sweden (Europe)

13.    Croatia (Europe)

14.    Denmark (Europe)

15.    Egypt (Africa)

16.    Nigeria (Africa)

17.    Senegal (Africa)

18.    Morocco (Africa)

19.    Tunisia (Africa)

20.    Iran (Asia)

21.    Japan (Asia)

22.    South Korea (Asia)

23.    Saudi Arabia (Asia)

24.    Costa Rica (North, Central America, and the Caribbean)

25.    Mexico (North, Central America, and the Caribbean)

26.    Panama (North, Central America, and the Caribbean)

27.    Argentina (South America)

28.    Brazil (South America)

29.    Colombia (South America)

30.    Uruguay (South America)

31.    Australia (Asia)

32.    Peru (South America)

Gary Lineker will co-host the 2018 World Cup draw. Former England striker Gary Lineker will play a crucial role in deciding his home country's World Cup fate. The Match of the Day presenter will conduct the draw for the group stages of the World Cup alongside Russian sports journalist Maria Komandnaya.

"As a player, I was fortunate enough to take part in the World Cup finals on two occasions," Lineker told Fifa's official website.  "It is quite special to be involved in yet another tournament, now on the stage, unveiling the results of the draw. I have been on the other side, waiting to find out my opponents, and I know how exciting this occasion is."

Lineker was forced to defend his decision to host the draw having been a vocal critic of Fifa corruption in recent years.

"I’m hosting the draw for a World Cup that I’ve watched all my life, played in twice, won its Golden boot and will present for. I just wish I could still play in it. Doesn’t make it a political endorsement."

Lineker revealed he drawn England in a group containing Belgium, Senegal, and Japan during a rehearsal for Friday's main event.

"Just had my first production and logistics meeting for next week’s draw," he tweeted.  "Had a quick run through (it’s complicated) and England ended up in Group B with Belgium, Senegal, and Japan."

England qualified for the World Cup without losing a single game in qualifying and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes Gareth Southgate's side have the ability to lift win the tournament.

"I think England must have a chance because the players are really good," Mourinho told Sky Sports News. "There's a great generation of players at different ages and with different qualities. They have good experience at club level, playing in the Premier League and plenty of them play in the Champions League too. England have great potential to do something important."

Mourinho did concede that Southgate's men would not go into next summer as tournament favorites.

"In South America, there are a couple of important teams, in Europe the same three or four so I can't believe next summer we will have a huge surprise."

Gareth Southgate has suggested he might prepare his team for the prospect of a penalty shootout by making his players take penalties in front of a crowd at Wembley. Southgate has hinted that England could practice penalties in front of a crowd at Wembley.  

"It's something that we are considering how we prepare best for penalty shoot-outs," said Southgate. "Whether that's something on the training ground, whether that's in sessions we do away from the training ground, or something we do in some sort of match scenario. We've not finalized that yet but clearly, that is an option."

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England v Slovakia - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier

England starting XI: Hart, Walker, Bertrand, Cahill, Jones, Henderson, Dier, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alli, Rashford, Kane.

 

England v Slovakia - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier

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This LiveFootballTickets.com World Cup Guide has all the facts you need to know to buy the very best legal, authentic, World Cup Tickets for the upcoming 21st edition of the most-watched sporting event on earth.

Next summer the best soccer players and national football teams in world football will travel to Russia hoping to be crowned world football champions – “Kings of the World”. The 2018 edition of the FIFA World Cup will take place next summer in Russia. There is no more prestigious and important sporting event on earth than football's quadrennial international tournament, that attracts draws more TV viewers than the Olympic Games.

 

Note that the 2018 tournament is the last before the current World Cup status quo changes and the first ever World Cup will be played outside of Europe. In 2022, the trophy will head to Asia for a championship that will be played in Qatar despite concerns over the country's climate.After Quatar, the World Cup will expand to 48 teams and may be held across 3 countries for the first time in the United States, Canada and Mexico in 2026.

WORLD CUP 2018 TOURNAMENT DATES

FIFA World Cup Russia Group Round: June 14 - June 28, 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 & Quarter Finals: June 29 - July 8, 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018 Semi Finals & Finals: July 8 - July 16, 2018, Moscow - Saint Petersburg

World Cup Russia Opening Match

The first match of the World Cup will involve hosts Russia and kick off on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 18:00 local time (16:00 BST). Russia will compete against the team drawn into the 'A2' slot in Group A and take place at the Luzhniki Stadium, which will also be the venue for the final. That fixture will be the only game on World Cup Russia opening day.

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After that there will be 3-4 games played per day for the duration of the World Cup Group Stage.

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All of the final four matches of the World Cup will be played at either the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow or the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg.

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The 2018 World Cup tournament ends on Sunday, July 15, with the 2018 World Cup Final kicking off at 18:00 in Moscow at Luzhniki Stadium. (16:00 BST). Buy World Cup Final tickets now online from LiveFootballTickets.com!

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Harry Kane
Thomas Muller
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Manuel Neuer
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Paul Pogba
Sergio Ramos

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FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 PLAY-OFF DRAW

The World Cup Russia Play-off draw featured the eight second-placed nations in the European qualifying groups with the best record against the teams first, third, fourth and fifth in their section. The seedings were based on the FIFA World Rankings for October 2017, which were published on Monday. Four-time winners Italy are the only former world champions. Republic of Ireland's eighth play-off appearance is a record. Northern Ireland have not reached a World Cup since 1986.

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UEFA qualifiers are Belgium, England, France, Germany (holders), Iceland, Poland, Portugal, Russia (hosts), Serbia, Spain.

Non-UEFA qualifiers are Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Uruguay, plus three African qualifiers to be confirmed in November.

Intercontinental play-offs two spots are Honduras v Australia (10 and 15 November), New Zealand v Peru (11 and 15 November)

The FIFA World Cup finals draw will take place in Moscow on Friday 1 December. The tournament itself will be held in Russia between 14 June and 15 July next year.

WORLD CUP 2018 RUSSIA STADIUMS

A view of the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. Photo: AFP

Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Russia

The World Cup is being hosted in Russia. The tournament will be played in 12 stadiums across 11 cities, all of which are in or just outside European Russia to reduce travel times – 10 of the 12 stadiums are either brand new or have been built within the past 5 years. The only exceptions are the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and Central Stadium in Yekaterinburg, both of which have been renovated extensively for the tournament. Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium played host to the Champions League final in 2008, when Manchester United beat Chelsea on penalties.

WORLD CUP DRAW

The groups for the Round of 16 in the upcoming  World Cup 2018 Finals will be drawn on December 1, 2017 in Moscow, at the State Kremlin Palace inside the Moscow Kremlin.

TEAMS QUALIFIED TO DATE

Of the 23 clubs of the 32 teams that will contest next summer's World Cup final have already secured their qualification spots are Russia, Brazil, Itan, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Belgium, Germany, England, Poland, Costa Rica, Nigeria, Egypt, Iceland, Serbia, Spain, France, Portugal, Panama, Argentina, Uruguay, Columbia. Buy Russia World Cup Tickets for EnglandBelgiumSpainPortugalFrance and more now!

The full list of teams that have qualified for the World Cup finals so far is below:

Country – Region

Russia – UEFA hosts

Iran – AFC

Japan – AFC

Saudi Arabia – AFC

South Korea – AFC

Nigeria – CAF

Egypt – CAF

Mexico – CONCACAF

Costa Rica – CONCACAF

Brazil – CONMEBOL

Belgium – UEFA

Germany – UEFA

England – UEFA

Spain – UEFA

Poland – UEFA

Iceland – UEFA

Serbia – UEFA

France – UEFA

Portugal – UEFA

HOW TO BUY WORLD CUP TICKETS

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Tickets are already for sale for some matches including the World Cup semi-finals and World Cup final. World Cup Russia fans can buy individual tickets, ticket packages for multiple matches involving a specific team or host city, and last-minute World Cup Russia 2018 tickets.The second stage of phase one ticket sales begins on November 16 and concludes on November 28. During this period, tickets will be allocated to applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis.Phase two ticket sales begins after the draw for the World Cup with a random selection approach applied for the first period between December 5 to January 31. The second stage of phase two begins on March 13 and ends on April 3, with tickets being allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.There will also be a last-minute sales phase, which will run from April 18 to July 15 - the day of the World Cup final.

What do World Cup tickets cost?

The individual tickets are split up into four categories and the prices for each category - converted to British pounds from U.S. dollars – varies according to location and catagory. Tickets from category four are only available to Russian residents, and have been converted from rubles. Most World Cup 2018 tickets will be sold in advance online. Last minutes tickets for even games that have sold out will be available to buy online and at sales centres in Russia.

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GOLDEN BALL AWARD

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are favored to win the Golden Ball Award, with Messi having won the prize despite suffering defeat in the World Cup Final Argentina in 2014. Thomas Muller was the runner up to Messi and could be prominent again if Germany repeat as world champions, with Toni Kroos and Manuel Neueralso likely to be integral to Die Mannschaft's attempt to retain their title and trophy. Neymar was having an amazing World Cup run before he was injured in the quarter-finals in 2014. Watch Neymar shine and compete at another level when he plays for his country as the “undisputed star” of his side. Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba are stars for France. Sergio Ramos is key to a Spain revival.

WORLD CUP TEAMS

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Germany, defending World Cup Champions

Defending champions Germany are currently favourites to win the World Cup again. Germany boss Joachim Low will be without former captain Philipp Lahm, who has retired. Bastian Schweinsteiger has left Europe for MLS. However Germany boasts top players Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels, Toni Kroos, Mesut Ozil and Thomas Muller. Germany qualified at the top of their group with a perfect record, scoring 43 goals in 10 games.

Euro 2016 finalists France are also in top form and in contention. Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe are just some of the stars Les Bleus will be relying on but Didier Deschamps' side had to wait until their final qualifying match to win their group.

Brazil and Spain both had impressive qualifying campaigns. 

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Brazil can boast attacking talent in abudance, with Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino forming a dangerous front trio.

New Spain star is Barcelona's Paulinho, who, despite flopping at Tottenham Hotspur, is a promising key player for his country. Spain are hoping to come back after being eliminated at the group stage of the 2014 World Cup and knocked out in the round of 16 at Euro 2016. Julen Lopetegui's side have won nine of their 10 qualifiers, finishing five points clear of Italy.

Argentina are also rated as contenders despite their poor qualification campaign, but do not underestimate Belgium, Italy and England to win the tournament.

Buy World Cup tickets for Argentina, Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, Italy, England.

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WORLD CUP ON TV

BBC and ITV share the TV rights to the tournament in the UK. Both BBC One and ITV will broadcast the final, with the rest of the knockout stage and the group stage split. In the US, Fox will broadcast the World Cup in English and Telemundo will air the tournament in Spanish.

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World Cup Superstar Football Players, Photos, National Team, League, Club

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Portugal national football team (#7, Forward), Spanish La Liga, Real Madrid C.F. (#7, Forward). 

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Sporting CP v FC Barcelona - UEFA Champions League

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Lionel Messi: Argentina national football team (Forward), Spanish La Liga, FC Barcelona (#10, Forward). 

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Harry Kane: England national football team (#19, Forward), English OPremier League, Tottenham Hotspur (#10, Forward).

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Thomas Muller

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Toni Kroos

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Manuel Neuer

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Neymar 

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Antoine Griezmann

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Paul Pogba

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Sergio Ramos

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