England dealt kind World Cup draw in Russia

England dealt kind World Cup draw in Russia

England have been drawn in Group G along with Belgium, Panama and Tunisia in Russia this afternoon.

England have been dealt a very kind draw for the World Cup in Russia next summer. Their Group G opponents Belgium, Panama and Tunisia are pretty well the best Gareth Southgate could have hoped for. 

Southgate's men will play their first match against Tunisia at the Mordovia Arena (Saransk) on Tuesday 19th June at 4pm, before moving on to the Kazan Arena to face Panama on Wednesday 20th June at 7pm. Their final group game will be against group favourites Belgium, at the Mordovia Arena (Saransk) on Monday 25th June at 7pm. 

There has traditionally always been a Group of Death but this time round all look pretty well balanced. Spain and Portugal in Group B is tough on Morocco and Iran, while Brazil face two difficult matches against Switzerland and Serbia. 

Group A and Group H look very competitive and it's likely none of those teams will be out of contention when the schedule comes to the third set of matches.

Full Draw:

Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt. Uruguay

Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran

Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark

Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria

Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia

Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea

Group G: Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan