The World Cup draw will take place on Friday, Dec. 1, and FIFA has announced that it will seed all four pots based upon its October World Ranking.
We can see which seven nations will join hosts Russia as one of the eight top seeds.
The seven highest-ranked nations in the October FIFA Ranking, who also qualify for the finals, will be seeded with Russia.
Who is guaranteed to be seeded?
Brazil, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Belgium, Argentina and France. Hosts Russia are seeded too.
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