03.12.2017 13:36 - in: FIFA World Cup S

      Bianconeri learn World Cup groups

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      On Friday in Moscow, the groups were drawn for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

      The Russia-bound Bianconeri can be forgiven if their focus on Friday was not in Moscow as Juve prepared for their showdown with Napoli, but the World Cup group stage fates were learned at the ceremony in Russia's capital. Let's take a look at what's ahead this summer including some Juve vs. Juve matchups:

      Argentina | Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain

      The Albiceleste were given a tricky group stage draw featuring two European sides. Argentina will open against World Cup debutants Iceland in a fascinating match to be held in Moscow. In a matchup that could feature multiple Bianconeri, Argentina then battle Croatia before finish against the Super Eagles of Nigeria

      Brazil | Alex Sandro, Douglas Costa

      Like their South American counterparts, Brazil will also battle a pair of European foes opening up against Switzerland before taking on Costa Rica and Serbia. Two of their three group stage opponents advanced to the round of 16 in Brazil, so this is certainly no easy task for the Selecao. 

      Colombia | Juan Cuadrado

      Los Cafeteros are back for another World Cup and theirs is one of two groups with countries from four different confederations. Colombia opens up with a match against Japan before battling Poland and finishing up against Senegal

      Croatia | Mario Mandzukic, Marko Pjaca

      Croatia open their World Cup journey with a must-win match against Nigeria before facing Argentina in Novgorod. Their final group stage match against Iceland in Rostov could certainly be a winner-take-all affair. 

      France | Blaise Matuidi

      Blaise Matuidi and France were drawn into a fascinating group featuring two countries who were not at World Cup 2014. Les Bleus open up against Australia in Kazan before facing Peru in Yekaterinburg and finishing up with Denmark in Moscow. 

      Germany | Sami Khedira, Benedikt Howedes

      Die Mannschaft was drawn into what some are calling the "Group of Death" with three tricky matchups. Their first match is a Confederations Cup semifinal re-match against Mexico in Moscow. They'll then battle Sweden in an all-Euro affair before finishing up against South Korea

      Morocco | Medhi Benatia

      Morocco are back in the World Cup for the first time since 1998 and Medhi Benatia's side have been handing a tough group featuring World Cup and European Championship winners. They'll open the group against Iran in a must-win match before facing Portugal in Moscow and Spain in Kaliningrad. 

      Poland | Wojciech Szczęsny

      After a fantastic qualifying run, Poland will face Senegal in their first group stage match in Moscow. They'll then face Colombia in Kazan and Japan in Volgograd looking to make the knockout round for the first time since 1986. 

      Switzerland | Stephan Lichtsteiner

      It'll be no easy task for Switzerland looking to repeat their advancement from the group stage as they open up the World Cup against Brazil in Rostov. They'll then face Serbia in Kaliningrad before finishing up against Costa Rica. 

      Uruguay | Rodrigo Bentancur

      Looking to advance to the knockout round for the third straight World Cup, Uruguay open their World Cup against Egypt in Yekaterinburg. They'll face Saudi Arabia in Rostov before facing the hosts Russia in Samara.

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