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Vladimir Putin hopes World Cup will cleanse Russia's scandal-clad image

06 Décembre 2017

A colourful new installation dedicated to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ was opened in front of the Moscow Manege exhibition centre before the Final Draw on Friday, when the competing nations discovered their fate in the Russia 2018 group stages. Group B has No. 7 ranked Portugal and No. 2 ranked Spain, who will face off in their opening match.

As part of a commercial display inside the Kremlin, Hisense's latest product was on show - the world's leading 4K Laser TV, which delivers incredible contrast, color and detail with its innovative X-Fusion technology that utilizes a precise light source for sharper images and more natural colors. The class of the group is Uruguay (No. 21).

Spain coach Julen Lopetegui said: "Whatever happens we will accept it gladly and sportingly".

Iceland, who have qualified for the tournament for the first time, will be in pot three with fellow Scandanavians Denmark and Sweden. They'll turn to several prominent figures for assistance in selecting the teams from four pots: France's Laurent Blanc, England's Gordon Banks, Brazil's Cafu, Italy's Fabio Cannavaro, Uruguay's Diego Forlan, Argentina's Diego Maradona, Spain's Carles Puyol and Russia's Nikita Simonyan.

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Fifa, which organises the competition, will keep apart sides from the same continent with the exception of Europe, which has 14 teams.

The Independent's Miguel Delaney joined us live from the Kremlin to run the rule over the draw including England who have got a relatively kind draw in the shape of Tunisia and tournament debutantes Panama as well as a tough Belgian side.

"Our mindset has to be that every opponent at this tournament is a team that can beat you".

Former England striker Gary Lineker conducted the final draw together with Russian sports journalist Maria Komandnaya.