World Cup 2018 fixtures and full schedule

World Cup 2018 fixtures and full schedule
England's opponents will be revealed on Friday - TASS

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England will find out their 2018 World Cup opponents on Friday in the draw for the group stages of next year's tournament in Russia.

Gareth Southgate's side qualified for the tournament with flying colours, going the whole campaign unbeaten in group containing Scotland and Slovakia.

After Peru became the 32nd team to qualify for the World Cup, we now know the final list of teams that will make up the official draw on Friday December 1.

Pot 1 will contain Russia and the highest-ranked seven teams. Pot 2 will feature the next best eight teams, and so on for Pots 3 and 4. The draw will divide the 32 teams into eight groups of four from A to H.

Each group will play three matches, before the top two countries advance to the second round. Russia will be in Group A as host nation.

Lineker revealed he drawn England in a group containing Belgium, Senegal and Japan during an earlier rehearsal for Friday's main event.

"Just had my first production and logistics meeting for next week’s @FIFAWorldCup draw," he tweeted.

"Had a quick run through (it’s complicated) and England ended up in Group B with Belgium, Senegal and Japan."

See below for the full schedule and fixture list - it will be updated immediately after the draw takes place:

All times BST. Local times are BST +2 apart from games played in Kaliningrad (+1), Samara (+3) and Ekaterinburg (+4).

Russia 2018 schedule