England draw Belgium in World Cup

England have been drawn in Group G for the 2018 World Cup in Russia alongside Roberto Martinez’s Belgium.

They will also face Tunisia and Panama, who are making their first ever appearance at a World Cup.

England’s opening game will be against Tunisia in Volgograd on June 18.

Gareth Southgate’s side will then play Panama on June 24 in Nizhny Novgorod, before finishing the group in Kaliningrad against top seeds Belgium.

Should they make it through the group, England’s possible second round opponents are Japan, Colombia, Senegal and Poland.

Elsewhere, European Champions Portugal will face 2010 winners Spain.

Hosts Russia have been drawn with Uruguay, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

The holders Germany will play Mexico, Sweden and South Korea.

 

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