Qualification is over, and 32 soccer teams have booked their spots for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow. Next up for the qualifying teams is the official World Cup draw, which will determine the eight groups and allow each nation to plan for specific opponents at the world's biggest single-sport event.
Preparations are underway in Moscow for the draw, which serves as the official opening event for the quadrennial competition.
Here's everything you need to know about the 2018 FIFA World Cup draw.
When is the 2018 World Cup draw?
The World Cup draw takes place on Friday, Dec. 1. The time is still to be announced by FIFA. The draw will take place at the State Kremlin Palace inside the Moscow Kremlin.
How can I watch the World Cup draw?
The World Cup draw will be broadcasted live on television, and it will also be streamed on FIFA.com.
In the U.S., Fox holds English-language rights and Telemundo is the Spanish-language rightsholder. FS1 and TelemundoDeportes.com are will broadcast the draw.
How does the World Cup draw work?
The 32 qualifying teams will be placed into four seeding pots based on their October FIFA ranking. The teams will be drawn into eight groups of four, with each group having a team from each pot.
Teams from the same confederation cannot be drawn together in a group, with the exception of a single group that can contain up to two European nations.
Qualifying World Cup teams
A total of 32 teams are taking part in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but the United States did not qualify. Iceland and Panama are making their debut in the competition, while Brazil is the only team to have played in every edition thus far.
Here are the 32 qualifying teams for the 2018 World Cup:
How many World Cups have been played?
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st editiion, and will be the first to take place in Russia.
Uruguay hosted the first World Cup in 1938.
Which team has won the most World Cups?
Brazil is the most successful nation in World Cup history, with the South American nation having won the competition five times. Germany and Italy are tied for second place with four World Cup trophies each, while Argentina (two) and Uruguay (two) are the only other countries to have won multiple World Cups.
England, France and Spain have each won the World Cup once.