Following Friday’s World Cup draw, we found that our English and Belgian contingent will go head-to-head on the biggest stage in world football next summer after the draw for next years tournament in Russia was made on Friday afternoon.
Gareth Southgate and his England charges and Roberto Martinez’s Belgium were drawn together in Group G along with Panama and Tunisia, while there will be another battle of Spurs that will take place in Group C as Christian Eriksen’s Denmark face Hugo Lloris’ and Moussa Sissoko’s France. Australia and Peru join them in that group.
Six members of our current first team squad have been capped by England in 2017 – Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Harry Kane, Danny Rose, Kieran Trippier and Harry Winks – while Toby Alderweireld, Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen are all long-serving regulars for Belgium.
Heung-Min Son and his South Korea team mates face a tough group involving Germany, Sweden and Mexico, while Davinson Sanchez’s Colombia join Poland, Senegal and Japan in Group H.
Here is the draw in full:
Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran
Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark
Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria
Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
Group F: Germany, Sweden, Mexico, South Korea
Group G: Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England
Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan
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