2018 FIFA World Cup: Russia ready for World Cup draw

Published: 01st December 2017 05:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st December 2017 05:58 PM  

Zabivaka, the official mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, at Manezhnaya square in downtown Moscow. | AFP
President Vladimir Putin is expected to address the footballing world that has descended upon Moscow, in the midst of a freezing Russian winter, to find out who will play who, when and where at the competition next year. | AP
Russian police officers patrol the Manezh Square at the Kremlin in Moscow. | AP
Football's biggest superstars, from Lionel Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, will find out who stands between them and World Cup glory as the draw begins at 6:00 pm local time (1500 GMT) inside the State Kremlin Palace. | AP
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A Russian police officer guards near the Kremlin where the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place. | AP
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