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World Cup 2018 draw

World Cup 2018 draw

"Their coach has an embarrassment of riches", Maaloul said of Roberto Martinez's team.

Ireland's World Cup playoff conquerors Denmark are in Group C alongside France, Australia and Peru.

England were drawn with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in Group G of the 2018 World Cup finals in Russian Federation. It's an open book for both teams.

"There's a little bit of travelling (after the first game) and maybe gives us the opportunity for injuries if we get them to clear up". "95% of our squad plays in the Premier League".

"The chemistry that it will bring to the Premier League, there's a really good generation of English and Belgian talented footballers with great ability".

Hills forecast the record total of more than £1 billion ($1.3 billion) gambled on the 2014 World Cup, the first time any football World Cup had broken that barrier, would be exceeded during next year's edition.

When told that England manager Gareth Southgate said Belgium are favourites to win the group, the former Everton and Wigan manager said: "We see England as favourites". I'm really looking forward to getting on with it now. Now, the country knows what's coming and they can get excited.

The England manager said that Kane - who is expected to be named captain before the squad go to Russian Federation - had to deliver at a major worldwide tournament to be considered among the world's elite.

The Three Lions were handed one of the easiest draws in the competition, on paper, with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama joining England in Group G.

Tunisia will be based just outside Moscow during the tournament, and their coach is also happy at avoiding playing until the fifth day of the competition.

"With the way Panama qualified by beating the United States it will be something we have to manage. They were a very good team, but this team is more humble than them".

"It would be stupid of us to set targets".

Speaking to talkSPORT following the World Cup draw, the 47-year-old said: "If you look at the groups, because of the seeding you get two teams in the top 15/20 in the rankings and then a couple of teams who aren't in there".