World Cup Draw results: Spain gets Portugal in opener

The 2018 World Cup Draw is complete. Early on, it offered up one high-profile clash on the second day of the tournament: Portugal vs. Spain. The two Iberian nations will meet in the opening match in Group B.

The draw also gave us several evenly-balanced groups, from which all four teams could realistically advance.

Here are the full groups for the 2018 World Cup:

And in text form:

Group A — A1: Russia | A2: Saudi Arabia | A3: Egypt | A4: Uruguay
Group B — B1: Portugal | B2: Spain | B3: Morocco | B4: Iran
Group C — C1: France | C2: Australia | C3: Peru | C4: Denmark
Group D — D1: Argentina | D2: Iceland | D3: Croatia | D4: Nigeria
Group E — E1: Brazil | E2: Switzerland | E3: Costa Rica | E4: Serbia
Group F — F1: Germany | F2: Mexico | F3: Sweden | F4: South Korea
Group G — G1: Belgium | G2: Panama | G3: Tunisia | G4: England
Group H — H1: Poland | H2: Senegal | H3: Colombia | H4: Japan

You can check out our winners and losers from the World Cup Draw here. And our ranking of the eight groups by difficulty here. And, finally, our way-too-early predictions for every match.

The 2018 World Cup kicks off on June 14 at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. A schedule of matches, including dates and times, can be found here.

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