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The group stage draw for the World Cup took place this afternoon – and it includes a tantalising draw for England.

The only home nation heading to Russia in the summer have been drawn in Group G, with an opening game against Tunisia. They will then play Panama and finish the group facing off against fellow Europeans Belgium.

If England progress pass the group stage – which shouldn’t be impossible with this draw – they could end up playing Poland, Senegal, Colombia or Japan in the first knockout round.

The European Champions Portugal will play their first game against former European and World Champions – and their close neighbours – Spain, while current World Champions Germany start their World Cup campaign against Mexico.

The full draw is below, and will be updated with the dates and times of each group stage tie shortly.

Group A

Russia
Saudi Arabia
Egypt
Uruguay

Game 1
Russia v Saudi Arabia
Egypt v Uruguay

Game 2
Russia v Egypt
Uruguay v Saudi Arabia

Game 3
Uruguay v Russia
Saudi Arabia v Egypt

Group B

Portugal
Spain
Morocco
Iran

Game 1
Morocco v Iran
Portugal v Spain

Game 2
Portugal v Morocco
Iran v Spain

Game 3
Spain v Morocco
Iran v Portugal

Group C

France
Australia
Peru
Denmark

Game 1
France v Australia
Peru v Denmark

Game 2
France v Peru
Denmark v Australia

Game 3
Australia v Peru
Denmark v France

Group D

Argentina
Iceland
Croatia
Nigeria

Game 1
Argentina v Iceland
Croatia v Nigeria

Game 2
Argentina v Croatia
Nigeria v Iceland

Game 3
Iceland v Croatia
Nigeria v Argentina

Group E

Brazil
Switzerland
Costa Rica
Serbia

Game 1
Costa Rica v Serbia
Brazil v Switzerland

Game 2
Brazil v Costa Rica
Serbia v Switzerland

Game 3
Switzerland v Costa Rica
Serbia v Brazil

Group F

Germany
Mexico
Sweden
Korean Republic

Game 1
Germany v Mexico
Sweden v Korean Republic

Game 2
Germany v Sweden
Korean Republic v Mexico

Game 3
Mexico v Sweden
Korean Republic v Germany

Group G

Belgium
Panama
Tunisia
England

Game 1
Belgium v Panama
Tunisia v England

Game 2
Belgium v Tunisia
England v Panama

Game 3
Panama v Tunisia
England v Belgium

Group H

Poland
Senegal
Colombia
Japan

Game 1
Poland v Senegal
Colombia v Japan

Game 2
Japan v Senegal
Poland v Colombia

Game 3
Senegal v Colombia
Japan v Poland

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