Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on December 1.
“The event scheduled to be held at the State Kremlin Palace will be attended by more than 1,300 guests, including managers from 30 out of 32 national teams that will participate in the World Cup. Once the Final Draw is complete, all teams will discover their group-stage opponents and the schedule of the first 48 matches will be announced.” A statement from Kremlin press service reads.
Before the draws, the Russian President will meet football stars including Diego Maradona, Cafu and Fabio Cannavaro to name a few.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15, 2018, in 11 Russian cities – Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Sochi and Rostov-on-Don.
The 32 teams that qualified for the World Cup include host Russia, Belgium, Germany, England, Spain, Poland, Iceland, Serbia, France, Portugal, Switzerland, Croatia, Denmark and Sweden (Europe); Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal (Africa); Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Argentina and Peru (South America); Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama (North America); Australia, Iran, Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia (Asia).
Russian actor and presenter Ivan Urgant is the host of the show.