Jose Mourinho feels England could win next year's World Cup

Socceroo fans can start dreaming of World Cup glory after a 3-1 win over Honduras Wednesday night

Now all 32 teams will be split into four pots based on their FIFA World Rankings.

Countries in the same pot or from the same confederation can not be drawn against each other.

Nations are divided into four pots based on their Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking, with Pot 1 containing hosts Russia and the seven highest ranked teams, and Pot 4 made up of the eight lowest ranked sides.

Mourinho, however, warned England, who next play friendlies against Netherlands and Italy in March, not to expect things to all go their own way and says there are a number of other sides who could become champions. Potential stakeholders haven't determined whether the games would be one-off or organized into a tournament but they hope to capitalize on heightened interest in the sport among USA -based sports fans that accompanies the World Cup.

When is the World Cup draw?

The draw will take place on Friday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. local time in Moscow (3 p.m. GMT / 10 a.m. ET).


The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been placed in Pot 4 ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup draw billed for Friday, December 1 in Russian Federation.

Tunisia would represent the greatest goal threat from pot three, having scored at just under two goals a game in their final group qualifying stage.

No team from the same pot may be drawn in the same group, which means there are seven teams England are certain not to face until the knockout rounds, should they make it that far.

Finally, a resurgent Serbia and Nigeria share Pot 4 with Australia, Japan, Morocco, Panama, South Korea and Saudi Arabia.

Meanwhile, the Three Lions will also avoid James Rodriguez's Colombia, Luis Suarez's Uruguay and Luka Modric's Croatia, who help make up a unsafe looking pot two.

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