Moscow: England were placed alongside Belgium in the draw for the World Cup on Friday, with the 1966 winners’ first game to be played in Volgograd.
The two teams will play in Group G in Russia, with no more European sides able to be drawn in the group.
Spain and Portugal drawn
The 2010 World Cup winners Spain were placed in the same group as Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in the draw for the 2018 tournament.
The two nations were placed in Group B in the draw in the Kremlin. –
In addition, five-time champions Brazil were paired with Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E. The first game pits the Costa Ricans against Serbia in Samara on June 17, with Brazil kicking off against Switzerland in Rostov-on-Don the same day. – AFP
Story first published: 1st December 2017