We Are in Tough Group, Spain Coach Lopetegui Says

Posted Декабря 04, 2017

On Friday, FIFA announced the World Cup final draw for the 2018 tournament, which will take place in Russian Federation next summer.

England have picked up the pieces impressively under Gareth Southgate since their humiliation by Iceland at Euro 2016, finishing unbeaten and eight points clear in their qualifying group. The past figures and results don't serve us. Commenting on Morocco's next opponents, the Frenchman said that the Lions will play against "two monsters", referring to Portugal and Spain "which everyone wanted to avoid in this pot".

"I'm happy to go to any court, any disciplinary committee, anyone and I'll be happy to talk about the fact that there has never been and will never be any state programs related to doping in this country, we do not need that", Mutko told reporters at a press conference. Harry Kane and his teammates begin their FIFA World Cup 2018 campaign against Tunisia in Volgograd - at a stadium built on one of the main sites of the World War II Battle of Stalingrad - on June 18.

Though untroubled in qualifying, England harbouring the same eternal doubts about whether they will crack under pressure once the tournament comes around. "They've got a coach that has been with them a long time and they are going to demand a lot from us". "I'm not familiar with any of our group's teams".

"The majority of their players compete in Europe", Lopetegui said. "It's a team with continuity and they have qualified in style".

Queiroz has already fallen foul of Iranian authorities with his demand for more financial and logistical support for his team since they became the first Asian nation to book their ticket for Russian Federation in June. It looks hard on paper but nothing is impossible in football.

Santos has plenty of respect for Iran and Morocco, saying: "They are two good national teams".

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi and his Argentina team which struggled to qualify will play World Cup debutants Iceland as well as Croatia and Nigeria. The Asian and African sides have a lot of pride and I'm certain they will be very hard opponents.

England could in theory find themselves on a collision course with Germany and Spain if they do not win the group. We have achieved the World Cup again after twenty years.