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World Cup 2018 Preview

Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona holds up the team name of England during the 2018 soccer World Cup draw in the Kremlin in Moscow, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky

Jerome McDonnell

The 2018 World Cup starts in a little over six months in Russia. 

Friday in Moscow, soccer officials drew bouncing balls to decide team groupings. The traditional “Group of Death” is a toss-up between Group B (Portugal, Spain, Iran, and Morocco) and Group F (Germany, Mexico, Sweden, and South Korea). 

Worldview’s weekly global traveler, Nari Safavi of Weekend Passport, is also a soccer nut. He’ll break down the groupings, teams, and preview next year’s Cup.