World Cup 2018
Hosts Russia will kick off the 2018 World Cup finals in 100 days against Saudi Arabia in Moscow, while defending champions Germany will start against Mexico.
Five-time winners Brazil will face Switzerland in their first Group E match with Costa Rica and Serbia making up one of the harder groups.
European champions Portugal will play neighbours Spain in their first match in Group B, while Argentina were placed in Group D with newcomers Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria.
England will face the other debut nation Panama in Group G, but open against Tunisia before facing the group’s top seeds Belgium
We now know the groups after December’s draw. England have been put together with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in Group G.
Gareth Southgate’s side were not among the top seeds, meaning they featured in pot two during the proceedings.
And with England’s route now mapped out, Southgate will be able to ramp up preparations for the 2018 tournament.
“If we come back and the country are proud, that will mean we have played well, in a way that the nation has engaged with and we will have won some games,” he said.
He added: “People are excited by some of the younger players and the approach we have taken and we have got to build on that.”
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Next summer’s World Cup will begin on June 14, running until July 15.
England will open up against Tunisia on June 18.
You can begin planning your summer right here with the full fixture list and schedule for England and each of the teams.
See below for the full schedule and fixture list – it will be updated immediately after the draw takes place: