After days of waiting, football fans all over the world got to know the eight first-round groups for the 2018 World Cup, in which 32 teams will compete. The draw took place Friday at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia.
One retired soccer star from each country that has won the World Cup was in charge of the selection process for which the teams were seeded according to FIFA rankings and divided into four pots.
Russia, Portugal, France, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Belgium and Poland will be the leaders of the groups.
At the end of the ceremony, Colombia was placed on group H among Senegal, Japan and Poland. Former Argentinian player Diego Armando Maradona was the one who revealed Colombia’s destiny.
Colombian team will play its first match on June 19 against Japan, which was also a rival on Brazil’s Wolrd Cup on 2014.
On June 24, Colombia will play against group H leader, Poland and on June 28 the Colombian team will face Senegal.
These are the groups of Russia 2018: • 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