The draw for the European qualifiers for FIFA World Cup in Russia 2018 has been made and below are the groups. To play in the World Cup, the teams have to place first or second in their group.
Group A: Netherlands, France, Sweden, Bulgaria, Belarus, Luxemburg
Comment: A tough draw for Sweden who will have to battle against two giants of football, Netherlands and France.
Group B: Portugal, Switzerland, Hungary, Faroe Islands, Latvia, Andorra.
Comment: Portugal and Switzerland should be the prime contenders for the group victory here.
Group C: Germany, Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, Norway, Azerbaijan, San Marino.
Comment: World Cup winners 2014, Germany, are heavy favourites to win group C:
Group D: Wales, Austria, Serbia, Ireland, Moldavia, Georgia.
Comment: Austria is playing an excellent qualifier for EURO 2016 at the moment and should be able to pull through from this group.
Group E: Romania, Denmark, Poland, Montenegro, Armenia, Kazakstan.
Comment: An open group where we bet Denmark and Poland will battle for the group win.
Group F: England, Slovakia, Scotland, Slovenia, Lithuania, Malta.
Comment: England are favourites to win group F. It will be interesting to see them play British rivals Scotland.
Group G: Spain, Italy, Albania, Israel, Macedonia, Liechtenstein.
Comment: Here we are looking forward to watch football-giants Spain and Italy play each other.
Group H: Belgium, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Greece, Estonia, Cyprus.
Comment: Any team except for Estonia and Cyprus might win group H.
Group I: Croatia, Iceland, Ukraine, Turkey, Finland.
Comment: Another open group where pretty much any team can reach the 2018 World Cup.