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2018 World Cup draw results: Spain vs Portugal, Argentina vs Croatia in the first round

Interesting draw for the Real Madrid players.

Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

The draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group Stage has just finished and some interesting matches will be played even before the knock-out rounds.

Dani Carvajal, Isco, Sergio Ramos and the rest of Spain’s side will face Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in their debut game of this World Cup. Luka Modric and Mateo Kovacic will face Lionel Messi while Marcelo and Casemiro should have a comfortable group against Switzerland. Toni Kroos and Germany will also face manageable opposition, just like France.

The 2018 World Cup will take place in Russia from June 14th to July 15th. Teams like Germany, Brazil or Spain should be considered the favorites to win the trophy although it’s clear that any given team could conquer it by playing seven good matches. Most of the players in Real Madrid will represent their country in this tournament and Los Blancos will surely play close attention to other players who might shine and carry their teams to success.

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