FIFA has announced the seeding pots for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, placing Iceland in Pot 3. The 32 competing teams have been allocated to Pots 1-4 based on sporting principles.
The teams will next be drawn into eight groups of four in the Final Draw. The pots will be emptied by allocating each team to a different group, labeled from A to H. Here are the pots:
Pot 1: Russia, Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Poland, France
Pot 2: Spain, Peru, Switzerland, England, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Croatia
Pot 3: Denmark, Iceland, Costa Rica, Sweden, Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal, Iran
Pot 4: Serbia, Nigeria, Australia, Japan, Morocco, Panama, Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia
The Final Draw will take place on Friday, December 1st at Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace.