Soccer fans around the world now should circle Dec. 1, 2017, on their calendars.
That’s because the draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be staged that day in Moscow at a concert hall in the Kremlin, The Associated Press reported Monday, citing Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko.
“The draw will take place at the 6,000-capacity State Kremlin Palace, a grand structure built inside the Kremlin walls in the Soviet era to hold Communist Party conferences,” the AP wrote. “Russian president Vladimir Putin has been allowing FIFA to use high-profile venues for World Cup ceremonies.”
FIFA will sort the 32 qualifiers into eight groups of four teams, and predictions and previews will flood from there.
The tournament will begin June 14, 2018, at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. The final will be held July 15 at the same venue.
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