Caltex Socceroos ready for 2018 FIFA World Cup draw
The Caltex Socceroos will discover their Group Stage opponents at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia on Saturday morning (AEDT) when the Final Draw for the tournament is held at Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace.
Football Federation Australia (FFA) will be represented at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Final Draw by Caltex Socceroos Assistant Coach, Ante Milicic, Head of International Relations, Mark Falvo, and Head of National Teams, Luke Casserly.
The Caltex Socceroos will be drawn from Pot 4 at the Final Draw, and due to the draw principles cannot be pooled alongside any of the other qualifiers from the Asian Football Confederation – Saudi Arabia, Japan, Korea Republic, or Iran – in the Group Stage.
The Caltex Socceroos will come up against one team from each of the three Final Draw pots other than their own (Pot 4) at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.
“After our thrilling intercontinental play-off victory over Honduras earlier this month there is a real sense of anticipation and excitement regarding which nations the Caltex Socceroos will face in Russia next year,” said FFA CEO David Gallop.
“I know that many of us will be setting our alarms to see who we will face in our group,”
“Whoever we are drawn against, I am confident that the Socceroos will be up to the challenge and will not fear any opposition,” concluded Gallop.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Final Draw will be broadcast live on SBS from 2am on Saturday 2 December (AEDT).
A live stream of the event, which will be hosted by former England international Gary Lineker and Russian sports journalist Maria Komandnaya, will also be available via The World Game website and app, as well as Optus Sport 1.
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Final Draw Pots
Pot 1: Russia, Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Poland, France
Pot 2: Spain, Peru, Switzerland, England, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Croatia
Pot 3: Denmark, Iceland, Costa Rica, Sweden, Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal, Iran
Pot 4: Serbia, Nigeria, Australia, Japan, Morocco, Panama, Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Final Draw
When: Friday 1 December 2018 (Moscow); Saturday 2 December 2018 (AEDT)
Where: State Kremlin Palace, Moscow
Time: 6pm (local Moscow time); 2am (AEDT)
Broadcast: Live on SBS, The World Game website & app, & Optus Sport 1
Further information: www.socceroos.com.au; www.fb.com/socceroos; www.twitter.com/socceroos