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2018 World Cup Draw Revealed

With the draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup having taken place in Russia today, here are all eight groups for the showpiece next year.

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As hosts, Russia were automatically placed as the first team in Group A, while the other seven groups have one of the highest ranked FIFA nations, based on their October rankings, at the top.

In Group B, 2010 World Cup winners Spain will face 2016 UEFA European Championship winners Portugal, while Carlos Queiroz's Iran and Morocco complete the group.

Arguably the toughest group is Group D with 2014 finalists Argentina, Croatia, Iceland and Nigeria.

Meanwhile, Germany will start their title defense against Mexico in Group F, which also includes Sweden and Korea Republic.

Here is how the complete 2018 FIFA World Cup draw unfolded:

Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay

Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran

Group C: France, Peru, Denmark, Australia

Group D: Argentina, Croatia, Iceland, Nigeria

Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia

Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, Korea Republic

Group G: Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan

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The tournament starts on 14 June next year, with the opening game set to be contested by Russia against Saudi Arabia in Moscow.

Which do you think is the toughest group in next year's World Cup? Have your say in the comments section below.

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